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Article City Forum Norman Coppinger

U.S. Communities Provides Savings, Efficiency and Value

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.

Article City Forum Elisha Harig-blaine

Ending Veteran Homelessness

Cities have made dramatic progress in the effort to end veteran homelessness, thanks to bold leadership and historic levels of federal resources.

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Fighting Hunger and Obesity When Kids are Out of School: Summer Meals in Your Community

The Summer Meal Coalition offers support to cities developing plans to meet 2016 goals.

Acknowledging Excellence in City Programs

Sponsored by the League Partners, the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence recognizes cities’ efforts to creatively address local challenges.

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Find Information at Your Fingertips

Resources and information on a broad range of local government topics are available in a helpful archive.

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League’s New Mobile Advocacy App Instantly Connects City Officials With Their Legislators

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.

Article City Forum Dan Carrigg

Prospects for Community Economic Development Are Finally Looking Up

Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front are welcome news for cities.

Article City Forum Greg Lucas

How Libraries Build Community

Anyone who believes libraries are a withered vestige from sepia-tinted yesteryear hasn’t been inside their neighborhood branch lately.

Article City Forum Kirstin Kolpitcke

New Law Strengthens Local Regulation of Massage Businesses

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 regulations.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

New Study Reveals Nearly $7.3 Billion Needed Annually to Make Streets and Roads Safe

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…

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Make Your City Hall a Star

Help the League build its archive of images, and put your city hall in the spotlight.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

New Mayors and Council Members’ Academy Provides a Strong Start

Held each January in Sacramento, the academy features seasoned experts who present the nuts and bolts of city council operations.

Article City Forum Norman Coppinger

CalTRUST Offers a Safe, Convenient Investment Pool for Local Agencies

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.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Legislative Briefing Webinar Wraps Up the Session, Sets Stage for 2015

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 League’s…

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New Tool Helps Understand Candidates’ Positions on Issues Important to Cities

An online questionnaire gives communities an opportunity to gain insights about candidates’ views on local control and other issues of importance to cities statewide.

Article City Forum Anna Swanson

2014 Annual Conference & Expo Offers New Sessions and Exciting Additions

The 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo includes many new features and opportunities.

Article City Forum Melissa Kuehne

Use Free Technology to Enhance Public Meetings

Local governments can access free resources and borrow equipment, including keypad polling devices and translation gear, to enhance public meetings and engage the community.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Upcoming Legislative Milestones: Take Note, Take Action

Calls and letters to legislators from city officials expressing their positions on bills are a critical part of the League’s advocacy activities.

Article City Forum Melissa Kuehne

Free Tools to Help With the City Budget Process

The municipal budget process typically begins in the spring. City officials and staff can find a wide range of free materials online to assist in budget creation, financial management and more.