The city did something dramatically different with its budget
report to capture the community’s attention about a looming
The City of Santa Maria’s Listos program emphasizes sharing
emergency and disaster preparedness skills, using a culturally
appropriate curriculum that overcomes language and trust
Participants get hands-on experience in public safety work.
These projects increase civic pride and produce remarkable results.
Using a variety of partnerships and local initiatives, Cathedral
City reduced its energy costs.
The app provides a way to report a wide range of issues,
including potholes, vandalism, water leaks and more, directly to
SmartRiverside has helped transform the city by promoting
high-tech businesses, encouraging collaboration and creating a
forum for communication between students and high-tech
The Neighborhood Impact Program uses neighborhood revitalization
and partnerships to address health, safety and social issues.
The city provided its senior population with high-quality,
affordable housing close to the services they need.
How one city overcame significant community resistance.
Like many California cities, San Carlos has faced some serious
budgetary challenges in recent years.
The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable
electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train
workers for the green energy industry.
Gonzales offers an excellent model of an economic development
program that focuses on sustainability and builds trust and
The Rides4Neighbors program provides a variety of flexible
transportation options for eligible senior residents.
Hayward’s Mural Art Program offers an outstanding example of a
local effort that has helped reduce crime, build public-private
partnerships, enhance community pride and save taxpayers’ money.
A grant program helps homeowners eliminate their thirsty
landscaping and use a drought-tolerant xeriscape approach