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