The League offers a variety of new tools and resources to support
cities’ transparency efforts.
The new tax-increment tools lack the concentrated financial
impact provided by the former redevelopment tool. Left
unaddressed, this financing gap presents significant challenges
for the future use of these tools.
The League has focused on transportation infrastructure needs for
over a decade, and this remains a priority for California cities
A recent court decision offers clarification on which standards
and regulations apply to which government
Cities are working to improve walking, bicycling and transit options. The “All Ages and Abilities” approach uses bikeways that are physically separated from highspeed and high-traffic roadways.
The nation’s largest sidewalk repair effort gets underway.
Cities are tackling the need for charging infrastructure to power
electric vehicles. This article highlights pilot programs,
lessons learned and more.
Cities’ active engagement on transportation issues will be
vitally important on several fronts, including documenting road
conditions and protecting existing transportation funding.
An unusual emergency services agreement yielded significant
benefits when disaster struck.
The project’s safety and traffic improvements helped secure over
$3.8 million in grant funds.
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
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
We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this
year on our strategic goals and in other areas.
The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles
present many potential scenarios.
Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier
double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and
City Corps participants gain valuable career skills.
Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.
Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.
The city’s efforts will save an estimated 450 million gallons of
drinking water per year.
The awards program recognizes local government projects that
reduce waste and costs and promote sustainability.