First Weekend Palm Desert helps increase the city’s tax revenues
and makes it a regional center for the arts by drawing crowds to
lively events from November through May.
Animal shelters nationwide are inundated during “kitten season.”
The city took legal action to help property owners effect change
and address the shootings, illegal drug sales, traffic and other
problems that plagued the complex.
The city and its partners created a model that helps communities
use limited resources to solve multiple problems.
After years of fiscal challenges, the city implemented innovative
programs to boost efficiency and accountability.
The online registry provides an important public safety tool.
A one-stop center serves people who want to break the cycle of
The committee advises the council and participates in local
Palmdale gives residents a way to help address critical
A city biotech incubator, a talent attraction campaign and a
higher education initiative for workforce development help foster
The city worked with its major employers, the local transit
agency and Reedley College to address a shortage of workers with
The city revitalized a historic neighborhood using public
infrastructure improvements, economic development and the arts to
attract new visitors, shoppers and businesses.
The program offers an enjoyable way for children and adults to
learn organic gardening, be physically active, make smart food
choices and work together.
A web-based volunteer recruitment tool meets the needs of the
city’s residents and its community partners.
The City of Clovis transformed a three-acre unimproved lot into
an educational community recreation area that protects natural
resources and promotes healthy living.
The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as
they walk or bike to and from school.
Technology will soon be radically transforming agriculture and
the Salinas Valley, home to an agricultural industry that
generates over $8 billion annually.
The consolidation occurred without layoffs, demotions or loss of
pay to the affected employees and provided immediate financial
relief for both cities.
The city is the first in the nation to have a full-time police
officer position funded by a private company.
Mediators work with crime victims and offenders to help resolve
conflict and make amends.