Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More Housing” legislation.
This voluntary program recognizes elected officials for continuing their education to enhance their knowledge and skills and for undertaking leadership roles to better serve the public.
Prevailing wage laws have changed again. Because prevailing wage requirements apply to all public works contracts over $1,000, these new requirements will apply to the vast majority of municipal…
When making decisions or taking action, the savvy local official embraces the notion that the law creates a floor for ethical behavior — not a ceiling. In other words, just because a particular…
Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial transparency and promotes greater trust.
Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give communities the same option for self-government that existing cities had.
Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.
Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.
The decision is an important reminder for cities that the creation of Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts may be a potential tool to supplement funds needed to provide services to new…
Increasing pension costs could push cities already in financial distress closer to the brink of bankruptcy.
We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this year on our strategic goals and in other areas.
A partnership of the League and the FPPC can provide numerous resources to support community dialogue about transparency.
An unexpected event requires careful, strong management and teamwork in the face of extreme pressure.
The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles present many potential scenarios.
Several options have the potential to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with environmental review.
Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and infrastructure.
Local agency employees’ personal accounts and devices may be subject to the state’s Public Records Act.
Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.
Public figures need to pay attention to more than just newspaper coverage.