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
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
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
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
City and school officials partner to support young residents.
Youth commissions foster civic engagement and citizenship skills.
Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.
Attend the League’s 2017 annual conference and advocate for your
city during the final days of the legislative session.
The defense can shield public agencies from liability.