Cities throughout California are seeking ways to help create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods.
Green training programs that focus on youth also contribute to local economies and job expansion.
The League has met the challenges of the past year, and much work remains to be done.
A new book reminds us how good leaders seize crises to remake organizational habits.
The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train workers for the green energy industry.
The City of Alhambra took action early this year on an innovative plan to stimulate economic development and identified a range of tools to help finance new projects.
The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded optimism.
In the wake of the elimination of redevelopment agencies, city officials and legislators are wondering, “What comes next?”
Gonzales offers an excellent model of an economic development program that focuses on sustainability and builds trust and understanding.
The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the economy but also the vital community services and residents’ safety and quality of life.