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Contract Provisions Expedite Flood Cleanup in San José

An unusual emergency services agreement yielded significant benefits when disaster struck.

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2017 Legislative Year in Review

With over 2,500 bills introduced during the session, the League represented city interests on many issues to protect local control, revenue and flexibility.

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On the Record
What advice would you offer newly elected council members?

Advice for newly elected council members.

Article Features Jason Rhine

2017 Legislative Session Makes Many Changes to California Housing Law

Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More Housing” legislation.

Article Features Tom Tait

Embracing Kindness to Build Stronger Communities

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.

Article Features Dan Carrigg

It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give communities the same option for self-government that existing cities had.

Article Features Tom Bernard

What Cities Need to Know About GASB 77: New Financial Disclosure Requirements

A proactive approach will help pave the way for cities to comply with GASB 77.

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On the Record
Most challenging fiscal issue for your city?

Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal issue.

Article Features Lynnette Kelly

Understanding Roles and Responsibilities When Issuing Municipal Bonds

Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.

Article Features Heidi SanbornAkin BabatolaDebbie Raphael

Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.

Article Features Patrice Chamberlain

Police Departments Use Creative Approaches to Build Public Trust

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.

Article Features Michael Martello

The Public Official and the FPPC: Forging a New Partnership

A partnership of the League and the FPPC can provide numerous resources to support community dialogue about transparency.

Article Features June Catalano

Crisis Management for Cities

An unexpected event requires careful, strong management and teamwork in the face of extreme pressure.

Article Features Dan Sperling

Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles present many potential scenarios.

Article Features Tia Boatman Patterson

State Launches Initiatives to Maximize Housing Resources With New ADU Financing and Other Tools

Partnerships between state agencies and cities maximize resources and move us closer to resolving California’s affordable housing challenges.

Article Features Jennifer Whiting

League of California Cities 2017 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

Attend educational and networking events to hear about inspiring ways to better serve your city.

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On the Record
What is your city’s greatest strength?

Council members describe their city’s greatest strength.

Article Features Shaye Diveley

CEQA: New Strategies for Streamlining Environmental Review

Several options have the potential to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with environmental review.

Article Features Jennifer Cohen

Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.