The U.S. Communities purchasing alliance provides world-class
products, resources and solutions. California cities saved
approximately $4.5 million in 2014 through U.S. Communities.
A newly updated online resource provides a framework for
A number of “elephants” lurk in city halls statewide.
Online hosting platforms make it easy to rent a home or room for short periods of time. Cities’ traditional regulatory tools allow communities to address short-term rentals and their potential…
The new federal landscape will require innovative leadership from
city officials and other civic leaders.
Learn how one city reduced its liability by 73 percent.
Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front
are welcome news for cities.
An International City/County Management Association report, Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library: A Report on the Innovative Ways Public Libraries Are Addressing Community Priorities,…
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation in September 2014
bringing a successful property tax postponement program back to
communities throughout California. Assembly Bill (AB) 2231
California’s local streets and roads network is currently funded
through a variety of sources including the state gas tax, federal
transportation funds, local tax and bond measures, and…
In 10 years it is expected that, without greater investment, 25
percent of local streets and roads will be ranked “poor” —
compared with 6 percent today. The local system will have an…
A senior leadership meeting of city officials from throughout the
state used a dynamic, inclusive goalsetting process that built on
the success of prior years and charted some new directions…
League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting
legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the
redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on
Taking information that local agencies already have and making it
open to the public reduces in-house costs and builds efficiencies
for both staff and constituents. In the past the public…
With three major municipal bankruptcies in California cities in
recent years, it is clear that the risks of overcommitting a city
to long-term liabilities are not just theoretical — they are…
California’s economy is improving, and local revenues are picking
up. But fiscal challenges remain, especially in the area of
escalating costs. More cities are heading into financial
Organized as a joint powers authority, CalTRUST offers
short-term, medium-term and money market accounts. These accounts
provide easy, safe and reliable options for public agencies.
The process gives residents a voice in spending decisions.