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
How cities are taking advantage of local talent to showcase their
community’s unique personality and stimulate economic activity in
Today multiple bills are pending to recreate tax-increment
financing. It requires vision, persistence and enough public
investment to attract private capital and development that
This program offers ideas for city officials seeking new ways to
maximize their city’s economic development opportunities.
State policies for achieving sustainability have staked much on
the success of cities. Yet the state’s recent actions signal a
lack of appreciation for the vital function cities serve as
The city provided its senior population with high-quality,
affordable housing close to the services they need.
In tough economic times expectations remain high for cities to
provide quality public services and facilities, though resources
to fund desired projects are scarce. One strategy for
The state’s goals around reducing greenhouse gas emissions are based on a vision that concentrates growth in urban cores and utilizes transit. To meet these goals, cities must be able to make…
While the past few years have presented major challenges for
cities, the events of 2012 included some bright spots as well.
This article presents an overview of the year’s legislative…
In an era of tight economic resources, how can we best promote
the economies of our cities and California as a whole?
Cities throughout California are seeking ways to help create jobs
and revitalize neighborhoods.
Green training programs that focus on youth also contribute to
local economies and job expansion.
The League has met the challenges of the past year, and much work remains to be done.
A new book reminds us how good leaders seize crises to remake