When news is breaking about the abuse of public trust in another city, local elected officials are likely to be asked, “How can we be sure that something similar isn’t happening here?”
In an era of tight economic resources, how can we best promote
the economies of our cities and California as a whole?
The League has met the challenges of the past year, and much work remains to be done.
The Internet is no longer a new tool, and many cities are making good use of it. In this era of fiscal austerity, we are all working to do more with less. Cities are using technology to improve…
As local officials, we grapple with a lot of challenging issues
and tough situations, and we don’t always agree on the best thing
to do. But once in a while we come across something that makes…
Maintaining our social contract with state legislators is easier when we first make an effort to understand their perspective and work style, rather than just expecting them to vote a certain way.
We have made significant progress during a year filled with
obstacles and difficulties.
The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the
economy but also the vital community services and residents’
safety and quality of life.
Our shared values of local control and self-determination affect the breadth and depth of our organization’s leadership in every action we take. The policy-making process and procedures we employ…
Ongoing state raids and state borrowing of local revenues continue to jeopardize the services that Californians need most. Borrowing local taxpayer and transportation funds exacerbates budget…
City officials are grappling with the challenges of balancing
their city budget while preserving the critically important
services that are a central component of our quality of life.