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
The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable
electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train
workers for the green energy industry.
The City of Alhambra took action early this year on an innovative
plan to stimulate economic development and identified a range of
tools to help finance new projects.
The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy
generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean
transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded
In the wake of the elimination of redevelopment agencies, city
officials and legislators are wondering, “What comes next?”
Gonzales offers an excellent model of an economic development
program that focuses on sustainability and builds trust and
The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the
economy but also the vital community services and residents’
safety and quality of life.