Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a
web of interdependent factors.
State and federal laws expressly protect a person’s transgender
The California Civic Leadership Institute® is an educational
program designed for local government elected officials
interested in running for the Legislature.
The city took legal action to help property owners effect change
and address the shootings, illegal drug sales, traffic and other
problems that plagued the complex.
Significant barriers and disincentives constrain the production
of housing. These include local and national economic and job
market conditions, challenges for developers and a lack of
Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be
available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and
Community Development has released the Notice of Funding
The League and stakeholders negotiated a reform package that
balances increased civic outreach with cost mitigation for
Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for
We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or
pay much more in the future to replace it.
The ability to communicate is critically important for first
responders in emergency situations. The First Responder Network
Authority is working to deliver a broadband network for public
Keeping track of legislation and priority bills that affect your
city is critically important for elected officials. The League
provides an array of helpful tools to make this task easier.
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
The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the
homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and
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
The measure won’t put the “gut and amend” game out of business,
but it helps California voters, journalists and the democratic
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.