Lessons from one of the worst fire years in California history.
Talent is mobile and in short supply.
Tips to make your case to voters effectively.
The city stepped up when wells ran dry.
The League offers a variety of new tools and resources to support
cities’ transparency efforts.
Promoting diversity at City Hall is a key strategy for ensuring
equitable public service.
As national and state programs fall short of fully addressing
this issue, California’s cities and counties are focusing on
collaboration, cooperation and support at the local level to
A new report from the League and its partners showcases existing
and emerging approaches that are having a positive impact on
homelessness in California communities.
The community and city collaborated to build a much-needed park.
The TIERS Framework and Learning Lab support the use of
deliberative planning to better engage the public.
California cities use a variety of methods, including citizens’
academies and similar programs, to engage residents in civic life
and give them a voice.
Kindness is about culture; it is a way of thinking and acting.
The ability to foster community resiliency is one of the most
important benefits of promoting kindness.
This voluntary program recognizes elected officials for
continuing their education to enhance their knowledge and skills
and for undertaking leadership roles to better serve the public.
When making decisions or taking action, the savvy local official
embraces the notion that the law creates a floor for ethical
behavior — not a ceiling. In other words, just because a
Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial
transparency and promotes greater trust.
Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal
Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.