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…
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.
The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and water infrastructure.
To help local officials navigate complex state and federal laws, ILG recently updated two of its flagship ethics resources.
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…
Public employers often face situations in which the religious beliefs of their employees become a major legal issue. This article explains applicable law and addresses some common scenarios.
The measure won’t put the “gut and amend” game out of business, but it helps California voters, journalists and the democratic process.
City officials, residents and journalists find this practical guide to be an invaluable resource.
After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.
Though every city is different, some essential elements of city revenues are common to cities throughout California.
Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce violent crime.
McKenzie will retire this month.
Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.
An upcoming amendment will significantly change how local public agencies are required to analyze development projects’ traffic impacts.
During a ballot measure campaign, a critic said, “If you’re going to try to kill the king, you’d better succeed.”
The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.
Two lifelong friends who lead neighboring cities find working together doubles their impact.
Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and federal partners to provide the services needed to address this issue.
First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.
Open library access can lead to dilemmas such as situations involving patrons who bring in excessive amounts of personal belongings and use the library as a temporary shelter.