The challenges associated with disasters include tech-related
issues, risk management and the need to create incentives for
updating and retrofitting homes to improve wildfire and
How can a city shift its power supply to clean energy, create
jobs, complete projects on its deferred maintenance list and
improve its bond rating — without raising taxes or local water
and sewer utility rates? Two small cities offer a model.
The awards program honors counties and cities throughout
California for creative and cost-effective projects that improve
local streets, roads and bridges. It also showcases projects that
promote fiscal and environmental sustainability in the local
A new law requires a statewide system of drop-off kiosks for
unwanted medications and a fully funded mail-back system for
sharps. It also includes education, oversight and data tracking
mechanisms to ensure successful implementation.