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Local Leaders Make the Leap to the Legislature, Part 2 of 2

The California Civic Leadership Institute® is an educational program sponsored by the League Partners and designed for local government elected officials interested in running for the Legislature….

Article Features Sarah RubinMahvash Hassan

Immigrants, the Economy and Civic Engagement

Immigrants contribute significantly to California’s economy, both as employers and workers. The cities of Brawley, Oakley and Mountain View offer examples of how engaging immigrant communities…

Article Features Ignacio Dayrit

Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.

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Local Leaders Make the Leap to the Legislature, Part 1 of 2

The California Civic Leadership Institute® is an educational program designed for local government elected officials interested in running for the Legislature.

Article Features Patrice Chamberlain

Cities Fight Hunger and Improve Youth Health With CHAMPs

The Cities Combating Hunger Through After-School and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPs) initiative supports city-led efforts that increase access to summer and after-school meal programs.

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On the Record
What has been the biggest change in your city in the past 10 years?

Mayors and council members describe the biggest change in their city in the past decade.

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Mather Veterans Village: A Place to Call Home

A new community for formerly homeless veterans with disabilities comprises 50 apartments, with plans underway to expand the project, add more housing and provide permanent supportive services on-site.

Article Features Dane Hutchings

California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

The League and stakeholders negotiated a reform package that balances increased civic outreach with cost mitigation for cities.

Article Features Tim Cromartie

What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for cities.

Article Features Eva Spiegel

In Desperate Need: California’s Crumbling Streets and Roads

A recent report underscores the critical need in California to develop a transportation funding solution that will keep residents and the economy moving forward.

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On the Record
What’s your city’s top issue for 2017?

Mayors and council members share their city’s top issue for the coming year.

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Meet the League’s New Executive Director

Carolyn Coleman is the League’s first female executive director and its fourth executive director since 1934. She brings over 25 years of experience in public service and advocacy to her new…

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2016 Legislative Year in Review

Despite another chaotic legislative session, city officials can be satisfied that the League helped hold the line to preserve local control, revenue and flexibility and made progress in several areas.

Article Features Michael Coleman

A Primer on California City Revenues, Part Two: Major City Revenues

Understanding the essentials of city finance is critical for city decision-makers. Elected officials find their job is easier when they can explain municipal finance’s basic elements to their…

Article Features Michael Coleman

A Primer on California City Revenues, Part One: Revenue Basics

Though every city is different, some essential elements of city revenues are common to cities throughout California.

Article Features Julia Lave Johnston

Planning to Save: Increasing Your Community’s Resiliency

Adaptation planning helps cities endure current and future impacts and thrive.

Article Features Randi Kay Stephens

Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Efforts Lead to Success

Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce violent crime.

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A Farewell Interview With Executive Director Chris McKenzie

McKenzie will retire this month.

Article Features Caitlin Cole

League of California Cities® 2016 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

Learn about new ways to better serve your city and residents.