Immigrants contribute significantly to California’s economy, both
as employers and workers. The cities of Brawley, Oakley and
Mountain View offer examples of how engaging immigrant
An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.
Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a
web of interdependent factors.
The California Business Incentives Gateway gives local
governments a cost-free way to expand outreach to businesses.
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.
A municipal lease transaction should be evaluated for various
A city biotech incubator, a talent attraction campaign and a
higher education initiative for workforce development help foster
Sustainable communities are often better able to thrive and
become more prosperous; sustainability is not just about the
For years, the City of El Cajon grappled with the impacts of
aggressive panhandlers, transients, serial inebriates and illegal
alcohol sales to minors.
The city worked with its major employers, the local transit
agency and Reedley College to address a shortage of workers with
The city revitalized a historic neighborhood using public
infrastructure improvements, economic development and the arts to
attract new visitors, shoppers and businesses.
City officials seeking creative ways to finance economic
development projects should take a look at the tools provided by
National City used a comprehensive planning approach to address
community environmental and health concerns.
Three new tools provide a number of promising options.
Each year we ask a diverse group of about 100 city officials to
tell us which policy envelopes we need to push, which walls we
need to scale and what partnerships we need to build. Bringing…
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
The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from
all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and
diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….
Technology will soon be radically transforming agriculture and
the Salinas Valley, home to an agricultural industry that
generates over $8 billion annually.
Ride-sharing and home-sharing services are affecting cities in a
variety of ways. Seven California cities report their
The California Supreme Court in June 2015 issued one of its most
important and city-friendly decisions in many years, reaffirming
the breadth of cities’ power to address the affordable housing…