If you want a sneak preview of a city council’s future, a
planning commission meeting is a good place to start.
Although we have millions of acre-feet of empty space behind dams
to capture storm runoff and snowmelt, that space cannot protect
Californians against levee breaks, mudslides or overflowing
Ensuring that residents properly dispose of hazardous wastes —
such as pesticides, batteries, needles and pharmaceuticals — from
their homes is an important part of protecting the environment…
California finally has a strong regulatory framework that upholds
local control, protects public safety and enhances patient
safety. League staff and legal counsel are participating in…
The U.S. Communities purchasing alliance provides world-class
products, resources and solutions. California cities saved
approximately $4.5 million in 2014 through U.S. Communities.
Cities have made dramatic progress in the effort to end veteran homelessness, thanks to bold leadership and historic levels of federal resources.
The Summer Meal Coalition offers support to cities developing
plans to meet 2016 goals.
Sponsored by the League Partners, the Helen Putnam Award for
Excellence recognizes cities’ efforts to creatively address local
Resources and information on a broad range of local government
topics are available in a helpful archive.
Timing is a critical element when you’re dealing with the
legislative process, and this new tool helps city officials
respond to calls for action.
Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front
are welcome news for cities.
Anyone who believes libraries are a withered vestige from
sepia-tinted yesteryear hasn’t been inside their neighborhood
New legislation returned to California cities and counties the
authority to adopt ordinances regarding the massage therapy
industry through a combination of land-use and business
In 10 years it is expected that, without greater investment, 25
percent of local streets and roads will be ranked “poor” —
compared with 6 percent today. The local system will have an…
Help the League build its archive of images, and put your city hall in the spotlight.
Held each January in Sacramento, the academy features seasoned
experts who present the nuts and bolts of city council
Organized as a joint powers authority, CalTRUST offers
short-term, medium-term and money market accounts. These accounts
provide easy, safe and reliable options for public agencies.
The briefing covers the culmination of the two-year 2013-14
legislative session and highlights key bills signed by Gov. Jerry
Brown in each of the League’s primary lobbying areas. The
An online questionnaire gives communities an opportunity to gain
insights about candidates’ views on local control and other
issues of importance to cities statewide.