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Bakersfield Creates Jobs for Homeless People

The city and its partners created a model that helps communities use limited resources to solve multiple problems.

Article Legal Notes David Urban

Religion in the Public Sector Workplace

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.

Article Features Caitlin Cole

League of California Cities® 2016 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

Learn about new ways to better serve your city and residents.

Article Features Eva Spiegel

League Diversity Caucuses Unite Members in Networks, Education and Advocacy

The caucuses offer a way to learn about pressing issues for each constituent group.

Article Features

On the Record
What do you most look forward to at the League of California Cities 2016 Annual Conference & Expo?

Elected officials weigh in on what’s most valuable at the League’s Annual Conference & Expo.

Article Features Caitlin Cole

League of California Cities® 2016 Annual Conference & Expo Preview

At the League’s largest conference of the year, network with 2,000 elected officials and staff, and choose from more than 60 sessions designed to educate and inform.

Article Features

My Friend the Mayor: A Tale of Two Cities

Two lifelong friends who lead neighboring cities find working together doubles their impact.

Article City Forum Amanda Cadelago

League Tool Addresses OPEB Liability by Providing Health Benefit Options for Retirees and Active Employees

The new tool gives cities much-needed flexibility.

Article President’s Message L. Dennis Michael

Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Council-Manager Relationship

First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.

Article Features

On the Record
What’s the most helpful aspect of League membership?

Mayors and council members describe the most helpful aspect of League membership.

Article Executive Director's Message Chris McKenzie

The Rules of Our Trade

A 6-year-old boy’s rules for his Spy Club provide food for thought regarding public service.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshops: Training, Resources and Networking for Mayors and Council Members

Continuing education is essential in every profession. These two conferences are geared to both experienced and recently elected mayors and council members.

Article Executive Director's Message Chris McKenzie

Managing CalPERS in Crisis

By definition, effective public managers are both problem-solvers and leaders, but it requires a special type to take the helm of a public agency in crisis.

La Mesa’s Seniors Help With Safe Routes to School

The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as they walk or bike to and from school.

Article City Forum Cory Golden

Planning Commission Often Leads to City Council

If you want a sneak preview of a city council’s future, a planning commission meeting is a good place to start.

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2015 Legislative Year in Review

Significant positive developments for the League included the adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory bill package.

Article Features

On the Record
What advice would you give a newly elected council member?

City officials offer advice to newly elected council members.

Article Executive Director's Message Chris McKenzie

Significant Progress Made on 2015 League Strategic Goals

The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….

Article President’s Message L. Dennis Michael

Transparency, Ethics and Doing the Right Thing

It takes only one scandal to give the public the impression that all local elected officials are not to be trusted, and public perception can be very slow to change. How can we build our…

Article Legal Notes Bruce A. BarsookJoshua A. Goodman

Factfinding Under AB 646: Impacts and Lessons Learned

When a city and a recognized employee organization are unable to reach agreement on matters within the scope of bargaining, an impasse occurs. In addition to any other resolution process the…