An online questionnaire gives communities an opportunity to gain
insights about candidates’ views on local control and other
issues of importance to cities statewide.
The 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo
includes many new features and opportunities.
Local governments can access free resources and borrow equipment,
including keypad polling devices and translation gear, to enhance
public meetings and engage the community.
Calls and letters to legislators from city officials expressing their positions on bills are a critical part of the League’s advocacy activities.
The municipal budget process typically begins in the spring. City
officials and staff can find a wide range of free materials
online to assist in budget creation, financial management and
The California Arts Council’s new Creative California Communities
(CCC) Program supports innovative projects that harness arts and
culture as a key economic development or arts service strategy…
CCLI is one of several programs that address the League’s key
strategic priority to “build effective partnerships to help
respond to growing community needs.” Each year, 20 to 30 local…
California is currently home to 1.8 million veterans, and an
additional 40,000 veterans are expected to return to the state
every year for the next several years.
In the wake of the Bell scandal the League condemned the breach
of public trust and took steps to facilitate public access to
critically important city government information, such as the
Efforts to achieve greater energy efficiency in commercial and
industrial buildings are often hampered by substantial upfront
costs. To help local businesses overcome these cost barriers,…
With numerous mandates coming from the state Capitol, ensuring
that your city is compliant can be a daunting task for even the
most seasoned city official.
The Institute for Local Government is offering several sessions
at the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo
to provide educational opportunities for city officials.
An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient
houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to
Expert speakers and panelists will discuss a wide range of topics
in sessions that take place concurrently throughout the
conference. Many cities choose to have their officials and staff
Local agency officials and staff are wise to be mindful of
transparency and fair process issues related to technology.
This program offers ideas for city officials seeking new ways to
maximize their city’s economic development opportunities.
Designed to help cities build a stronger wellness culture over
time and engage their employees in healthier lifestyles, this
program provides online tools, grants and more.
The deadline for this year’s award program is April 11, so start
planning now to enter your city’s outstanding programs that
creatively address local challenges. Winners enjoy a variety
Pavement conditions are deteriorating throughout California, and
while the costs are high for even the most basic repair and
maintenance, the price tag for waiting is far higher, from both
The League provides a wide range of resources to help local
elected officials build their capacity to better serve their