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…
The City of Winters illustrates the difficulties of deploying
broadband in smaller cities.
The Business Resource Incentive Program combines economic
development and environmental sustainability.
Residents, entrepreneurs and nonprofit representatives in Merced
share ideas on how business and community leaders can partner to
help grow, strengthen and diversify the local economy.
Travelers spent $117 billion in California in 2014, and tourism
provided jobs for more than 1 million Californians. Many regional
destinations are leveraging their unique qualities and…
A dynamic arts program enhances the community’s quality of life
and the local economy.
Team Chico is a public-private partnership that helps businesses
identify and explore opportunities for growth and expansion.
Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front
are welcome news for cities.
The city converted public housing to privately owned affordable housing and created a new neighborhood. The five-year planning process involved all key stakeholders, including existing residents,…
All 18 metropolitan planning organizations in California will
have adopted their first Regional Transportation Plans under SB
375 by May 2015. This article looks at what SB 375 has
California’s local streets and roads network is currently funded
through a variety of sources including the state gas tax, federal
transportation funds, local tax and bond measures, and…
The $45 million project, completed five months ahead of schedule
and on budget, was funded by a General Airport Revenue Bond and
passenger facility charges.
A senior leadership meeting of city officials from throughout the
state used a dynamic, inclusive goalsetting process that built on
the success of prior years and charted some new directions…
League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting
legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the
redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on