As the economy begins to recover and the state budget shows signs
of stabilizing, the challenges facing California require strong
leadership at all levels. Many of our new state legislators
More than 100 city officials worked together to develop the
League’s strategic goals for 2013, which include building
partnerships, continuing pension reform, expanding community and
The League made pension reform its top strategic priority in 2012
and succeeded in accomplishing this goal as the legislative
The League’s role in advocating for cities has a rich history.
A new book reminds us how good leaders seize crises to remake
In the wake of the elimination of redevelopment agencies, city
officials and legislators are wondering, “What comes next?”
Groupthink is a phenomenon in which the group members form
individual opinions that match the group consensus rather than
critically evaluating information.
A group of 130 League leaders and board members met recently to
set the organization’s priorities for the coming year.
The California corrections realignment plan is sweeping and
aggressive. Instead of trying to accomplish a decline in prison
population over a gradual period, the California plan is largely
A major change in the role of the federal government is
beginning, and it will have dramatic consequences for state and
Rapidly rising pension costs threaten the delivery of public services, compromise budgets and will push some cities to the brink of fiscal collapse.