As new tools emerge, expect local officials to exercise caution.
The new tax-increment tools lack the concentrated financial impact provided by the former redevelopment tool. Left unaddressed, this financing gap presents significant challenges for the future use of these tools.
Fixing annexations would restore previous incentives that support state policies advocating for compact growth and the related benefits of consolidating services for an increasing population.
The nation’s largest sidewalk repair effort gets underway.
Cities are tackling the need for charging infrastructure to power electric vehicles. This article highlights pilot programs, lessons learned and more.
An unusual emergency services agreement yielded significant benefits when disaster struck.
With over 2,500 bills introduced during the session, the League represented city interests on many issues to protect local control, revenue and flexibility.
Advice for newly elected council members.
Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More Housing” legislation.
Kindness is about culture; it is a way of thinking and acting. The ability to foster community resiliency is one of the most important benefits of promoting kindness.
Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give communities the same option for self-government that existing cities had.
A proactive approach will help pave the way for cities to comply with GASB 77.
Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal issue.
Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.
Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.
A foundation of community trust and strong community relationships is crucial for law enforcement to effectively prevent crime and safely resolve situations that involve residents.
A partnership of the League and the FPPC can provide numerous resources to support community dialogue about transparency.