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Article City Forum Norman Coppinger

Maintaining Best Practices in the Cooperative Purchasing Market

The advantages of cooperative purchasing programs include significant savings and a streamlined procurement process.

Article City Forum Tim Cromartie

Local Siting Grants Available for Corrections Re-Entry Facilities

A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for recently released offenders.

Article City Forum Cindy Mills

Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and infrastructure.

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Transportation Funding Will Begin Flowing Soon

Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.

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AskRail App Provides Hazmat Data for First Responders

The app provides immediate access to information about hazardous materials a railcar is carrying.

Article City Forum Megan Macpherson

10 Changes Shaping Local Government Communications

Social media and other tools are impacting city strategies.

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New Website Matches Businesses With Government Incentives

The California Business Incentives Gateway gives local governments a cost-free way to expand outreach to businesses.

Article City Forum Charlotte Dickson and Kanat Tibet

The HEAL Cities Campaign Helps Build Complete Parks Systems

Obesity and related diseases threaten the health of cities’ most vulnerable populations, particularly children and youth. In response, California cities are participating in the Healthy Eating…

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and Community Development has released the Notice of Funding Availability for…

Article City Forum Jeanette Kennedy

Building Communications Infrastructure for First Responders

The ability to communicate is critically important for first responders in emergency situations. The First Responder Network Authority is working to deliver a broadband network for public safety…

Article City Forum Dan Carrigg

A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and water infrastructure.

Article City Forum Eva SpiegelAmanda Cadelago

Open & Public: Newly Revised Guide to the Brown Act Now Available

City officials, residents and journalists find this practical guide to be an invaluable resource.

Article City Forum Amanda Cadelago

Funding Impact Fees With Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

Cities and counties are partnering with the California Statewide Communities Development Authority to offer developers a way to maximize project cash flow.

Article City Forum Norman Coppinger

Confronting the Opioid Crisis: Lifesaving Tool Now Available at Reduced Cost

The consequences of opioid misuse are increasingly deadly.

Article City Forum Amanda Cadelago

League Tool Addresses OPEB Liability by Providing Health Benefit Options for Retirees and Active Employees

The new tool gives cities much-needed flexibility.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Civic Engagement

Because a healthy democracy is built upon a foundation of engaged citizens, inspiring young people to become involved is essential to the future of strong cities.

Article City Forum Cory Golden

Fix-It Fairs and Repair Cafés Divert Waste, Aim to Change Mindset

Repair cafés help cities send a message that just because something is broken, it need not be thrown away.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

League Communications Keep Members Connected

The League offers many ways to stay current on the latest legislative activity, advocacy efforts and professional development opportunities.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshops: Training, Resources and Networking for Mayors and Council Members

Continuing education is essential in every profession. These two conferences are geared to both experienced and recently elected mayors and council members.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Volunteers Needed: Study Examines New Ways to Fund Transportation Infrastructure

A statewide study will examine replacing the outdated gasoline tax with a road user charge.