San Rafael asked city employees, “How would you design your
department if you could create it today, rather than as it was
created decades ago?”
This program plays a critical role in developing health-related
policies and programs that improve residents’ quality of life.
How a city that had the highest per capita murder rate in
California turned things around.
This program shows the value of youth as a community and policy
Rising rates of juvenile arrests spurred this effort.
To build prosperity, the city develops and supports local talent.
Artists create murals and other forms of art in a week-long
The city helps local manufacturers attract qualified young
An untreated mental health condition can have fatal consequences
and a devastating impact on the community.
The program helps tenants, landlords and neighbors.
Communicating with residents was key to developing solutions.
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
The East Porterville Water Supply Project offers a model for
helping to meet the clean and sustainable drinking water needs of
This project solved a major problem, and now people are
encouraged to choose alternative forms of transportation.
The city set out to create an energetic and engaged workforce and
foster a culture of creativity, innovation and passion.
This innovative program keeps one moment of immature indiscretion
from turning into a pattern of criminal behavior that can ruin
any hope for a bright future.
The city is changing the lives of local youth at risk for
An innovative program targets young children.
High school students serve as mentors for younger students.
The city stepped up when wells ran dry.