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Article Features Tim Cromartie

Drones: A Growing Hazard in the Absence of Tighter Regulations

The steadily growing use of recreational drones has risen to the level of endangering first-responder aircraft as well as commercial jetliners. New regulations, while helpful, may not go far…

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On the Record
What advice would you give a newly elected council member?

City officials offer advice to newly elected council members.

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2015 Legislative Year in Review

Significant positive developments for the League included the adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory bill package.

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On the Record
What’s the best advice you ever received about serving in public office?

City officials share the best advice they’ve received on serving in public office.

Article Features Jodi Remke

Making Campaign Finance and Government More Transparent

The State of California houses a treasure trove of extremely valuable information; the problem is extracting and presenting it in a way that is meaningful and readily accessible. The Fair…

Article Features Robert Leland

Forecasting for an Uncertain Fiscal Future

The lingering revenue effects from the Great Recession, changes to pension contributions, rising retiree medical costs and other factors almost guarantee that the financial future for California…

Article Features Eva SpiegelJude Hudson

The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Cities

Ride-sharing and home-sharing services are affecting cities in a variety of ways. Seven California cities report their experiences.

Article Features Suzanne ShenfilAmiel Thurston

Hoarding’s Hazards: Fremont’s New Approach Improves Safety

Hoarding is a costly problem for cities to tackle, often taking hours of staff time and costing thousands of dollars.

Article Features Jude Hudson

West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the city, school district and multiple agencies.

Article Features Cory Golden

Challenges of Closing the Digital Divide

The City of Winters illustrates the difficulties of deploying broadband in smaller cities.

Article Features Katie Sacco

League of California Cities 2015 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

Take a look at the conference’s networking opportunities, Expo and more.

Article Features Karalee Browne

Palo Alto Builds on a Legacy of Innovation as a Sustainable Community

Many of the more progressive policies and programs in place today started as smaller pilot programs.

Article Features Eva Spiegel

League’s Latino Caucus Celebrates 25 Years of Leadership

The Latino Caucus was the first diversity caucus established within the League.

Article Features Leland Chan

Why Banks Don’t Serve Marijuana Businesses

The reluctance of banks to offer services is bad news for marijuana businesses and agencies that seek to accommodate them.

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Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Highlight Best Practices

The awards recognize exceptional achievements made by California’s cities and counties to preserve and protect the public’s investment in the local street and road system.

Article Features Katie Sacco

League of California Cities 2015 Annual Conference & Expo Preview

Join city officials from over 400 cities throughout the state at the League’s largest conference of the year.

Article Features Ken Farfsing

Stormwater: The Orphaned Utility

How quickly can stormwater utilities be rescued from their financial straitjacket so they can start helping resolve the state’s chronic water supply problems?

Article Features Dave Cogdill

Heeding the Call for Water Conservation

If every home in the state were retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, over 300 billion gallons of water could be saved per year.