League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting
legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the
redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on
The law that established California’s landmark waste hierarchy of
“reduce, reuse and recycle” led to collaborative efforts and the
concept of product stewardship.
The Legislature’s elimination of redevelopment agencies in 2012 stripped cities of several important tools to address blight in the community. Meanwhile, contamination or the threat of…
New resources offer practical tips to enhance cities’ economic prosperity and fiscal health.
Five cities took an innovative approach to attract business.
A decade of public-private development partnerships provided impetus for change.
The city provides resources to help local small businesses
The arts can be an important economic engine for cities, no matter how large or small.
A unique collaboration helped realize a dream.
The arts benefit the community in many ways.
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…
Like many cities throughout California, Montclair and Ontario are
faced with breaking the cycle of low adult educational
attainment, family poverty and workforce development hurdles. An
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,…
Many cities are experiencing very painful financial difficulties. Elected city officials grapple with budget challenges nearly every day. But cities are using a number of innovative approaches to…
Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote
SmartRiverside has helped transform the city by promoting
high-tech businesses, encouraging collaboration and creating a
forum for communication between students and high-tech
A diverse alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area is showing that
cooperation and collaboration among neighboring communities and
the business sector can pay big dividends in new jobs that
New tools are available for local leaders looking for resources
to help their cities meet fiscal challenges and thrive in today’s