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.
The 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo
includes many new features and opportunities.
Local governments can access free resources and borrow equipment,
including keypad polling devices and translation gear, to enhance
public meetings and engage the community.
Calls and letters to legislators from city officials expressing their positions on bills are a critical part of the League’s advocacy activities.
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
The California Arts Council’s new Creative California Communities
(CCC) Program supports innovative projects that harness arts and
culture as a key economic development or arts service strategy…
CCLI is one of several programs that address the League’s key
strategic priority to “build effective partnerships to help
respond to growing community needs.” Each year, 20 to 30 local…
California is currently home to 1.8 million veterans, and an
additional 40,000 veterans are expected to return to the state
every year for the next several years.
In the wake of the Bell scandal the League condemned the breach
of public trust and took steps to facilitate public access to
critically important city government information, such as the
Efforts to achieve greater energy efficiency in commercial and
industrial buildings are often hampered by substantial upfront
costs. To help local businesses overcome these cost barriers,…
With numerous mandates coming from the state Capitol, ensuring
that your city is compliant can be a daunting task for even the
most seasoned city official.
The Institute for Local Government is offering several sessions
at the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo
to provide educational opportunities for city officials.
An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient
houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to