Volunteers connect the community and enhance the quality of life
in cities throughout the Golden State.
The program offers an enjoyable way for children and adults to
learn organic gardening, be physically active, make smart food
choices and work together.
A web-based volunteer recruitment tool meets the needs of the
city’s residents and its community partners.
Parks play a key role in the fight against childhood obesity and can contribute significantly to cities’ economic prosperity.
The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as
they walk or bike to and from school.
Significant positive developments for the League included the
adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income
communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory
Hoarding is a costly problem for cities to tackle, often taking
hours of staff time and costing thousands of dollars.
A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and
led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the
city, school district and multiple agencies.
Cities have made dramatic progress in the effort to end veteran homelessness, thanks to bold leadership and historic levels of federal resources.
A newly updated online resource provides a framework for
The Summer Meal Coalition offers support to cities developing
plans to meet 2016 goals.
A dynamic arts program enhances the community’s quality of life
and the local economy.
An International City/County Management Association report, Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library: A Report on the Innovative Ways Public Libraries Are Addressing Community Priorities,…
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation in September 2014
bringing a successful property tax postponement program back to
communities throughout California. Assembly Bill (AB) 2231
The City of Perris won the Award for Excellence in the Health and
Wellness Programs category of the 2014 Helen Putnam Award for
Excellence program. To learn more about the award program,
Anyone who believes libraries are a withered vestige from
sepia-tinted yesteryear hasn’t been inside their neighborhood
Community-based organizations often provide leadership
development programs for residents or specific underrepresented
populations and offer an opportunity to invigorate civic
An upward trend in substance abuse spurred a partnership of the
city, county and school district.
Taking information that local agencies already have and making it
open to the public reduces in-house costs and builds efficiencies
for both staff and constituents. In the past the public…