We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this
year on our strategic goals and in other areas.
Attend the League’s 2017 annual conference and advocate for your
city during the final days of the legislative session.
Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a
web of interdependent factors.
Significant barriers and disincentives constrain the production
of housing. These include local and national economic and job
market conditions, challenges for developers and a lack of
The measure won’t put the “gut and amend” game out of business,
but it helps California voters, journalists and the democratic
During a ballot measure campaign, a critic said, “If you’re going
to try to kill the king, you’d better succeed.”
Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and
federal partners to provide the services needed to address this
It is often said that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
It also appears to be the price of local control.
A 6-year-old boy’s rules for his Spy Club provide food for
thought regarding public service.
By definition, effective public managers are both problem-solvers
and leaders, but it requires a special type to take the helm of a
public agency in crisis.
The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from
all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and
diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….
New research on the early brain development of poor children may
be useful in helping us rethink our intervention approaches.