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.
More than 1,500 city officials will gather in San Diego form Sept. 15-17 for three days of educational sessions, social media training, policy discussion and more.
California’s economy is in the worst shape since the Great
Depression, and the state is shutting down its only viable source
of economic development.
Innovative thinking helped Sunnyvale speed the execution of about
30 projects with a total value of $60 million. A winning
combination of low bids, grants and a streamlined administrative
The two articles presented here examine the legal standards and
practices under which cities may enact local laws either to ban
or regulate dispensaries.
Ongoing state raids and state borrowing of local revenues continue to jeopardize the services that Californians need most. Borrowing local taxpayer and transportation funds exacerbates budget…
In the past few years, some state leaders have proposed budget
“solutions” that are clearly unconstitutional and fly in the face
of the intent of not only the voters but the Legislature itself.
Regardless of how the state budget deficit is addressed, we have a long, hard road ahead of us to protect funding for local services in the years to come. City revenues continue to be on the table,…
The Marine Life Protection Act gives cities a tool to protect
both economic and natural resources.
Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to automate
the notification process reduced the amount of staff time needed
to do the job by 90 percent. And that’s just one of several
The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of
California, Davis, puts the goals of green design and
energy-efficient lighting into practice and offers local
governments a number of…
City officials are searching for ways to improve municipal efficiency, conserve resources and stretch the public’s dollars. In Southern California, a regional collaboration has found a way to do…