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…
The advantages of cooperative purchasing programs include significant savings and a streamlined procurement process.
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.
A proactive approach will help pave the way for cities to comply with GASB 77.
Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal issue.
Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.
A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for recently released offenders.
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.
Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.
Partnerships between state agencies and cities maximize resources and move us closer to resolving California’s affordable housing challenges.
Technology increasingly serves as the backbone for providing local services.
Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.
Concerned residents volunteered to implement a program to mitigate the drought’s impact.
Many local agencies are developing internal funding sources to implement energy and climate action activities.
The awards program recognizes local government projects that reduce waste and costs and promote sustainability.
An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.
The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.
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 funding and…