A dynamic arts program enhances the community’s quality of life
and the local economy.
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
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.
The arts benefit the community in many ways.
A unique collaboration helped realize a dream.
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…