A few key principles apply to any smart city efforts, regardless
of size or scope.
A connected community is a stronger community.
Automating office workflows frees additional staff time for more
Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a
web of interdependent factors.
Animal shelters nationwide are inundated during “kitten season.”
The Cities Combating Hunger Through After-School and Summer Meal
Programs (CHAMPs) initiative supports city-led efforts that
increase access to summer and after-school meal programs.
Culver City offers a model for successful community-schools
The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced
as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a
sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.
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
A new community for formerly homeless veterans with disabilities
comprises 50 apartments, with plans underway to expand the
project, add more housing and provide permanent supportive
The city and its partners created a model that helps communities
use limited resources to solve multiple problems.
After years of fiscal challenges, the city implemented innovative
programs to boost efficiency and accountability.
The resource center offers a spectrum of collaborative examples.
Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.
A one-stop center serves people who want to break the cycle of
The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an
alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.
Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and
federal partners to provide the services needed to address this
The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are
kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate
safe, healthy activities.
Using programs ranging from truancy reduction to summer reading,
cities are taking unique and collaborative approaches to combat
summer learning loss and prepare students of all ages to return
Open library access can lead to dilemmas such as situations
involving patrons who bring in excessive amounts of personal
belongings and use the library as a temporary shelter.