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Article Features by Scott Summerfield

Communicating During a Cyberattack: The Next Crisis Frontier for Cities

Local agencies are a favorite target for cyberattacks. Plan now for what can happen if a cyberattacker seizes control of your city’s data and systems.

Article Features by Bismarck Obando

Amplify Your Advocacy: League Mobile App Instantly Connects City Officials With Legislators

Advocating promptly with united voices on key city-related legislation is critically important. The mobile application enables city officials to respond rapidly when a call to action is issued.

Article Features by David Graham

Innovative by Necessity: Lessons from Modestly Sized Cities

A chief information officer describes how lessons learned from modestly sized cities can apply to cities of all sizes.

Article Features by Barrie Hathaway and Larry Moody

Peninsula Division Explores Ways to Build Workforce Readiness

Businesses are struggling to find the talent they need.

Article Features by Larry J. Kosmont

Opportunity Zones: Is Your City Ready?

Over 100 opportunity funds with more than $23 billion are searching for investment-worthy projects of all types.

Article Features by Dan Carrigg

City Economic Development in 2019: Resources, Options and Prospects

Resources are available  for those with  the determination to understand and use the new tools and funding options.

Article Features by Karalee Browne

Community Choice Aggregation Drives Economic Development

This option reduces electricity costs, provides cleaner energy options, and offers economic opportunity and increased transparency.

Article Features by Hafsa Kaka

Santa Ana Establishes 200-Bed Interim Homeless Shelter in 28 Days

A public-private partnership and the community mobilized in response to rapidly increasing homelessness.

Article Features by Jason Rhine

Housing Supply and Affordability: Challenges for 2019

The Legislature remains focused on housing policy, with keen interest in local government land-use authority and new state involvement in helping to finance affordable housing and related infrastructure.

Article Features by Melissa Kuehne

Accessory Dwelling Units Help Increase Housing Supply

Accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats, provide a lower-cost option than traditional market-rate construction to increase the housing supply in existing residential neighborhoods.

Article Features by Alison Leary

Courtroom Clashes Seek to Elevate City and Citizens’ Rights Over Telecom Company Profits

Residents and local communities have numerous concerns related to the telecom industry’s efforts to preempt local control.

Article Features by Dan Carrigg

2018 Legislative and Ballot Year in Review

Ballot measure-related activities dominated much of the year for the League. Other areas of focus included successfully advocating for homelessness funding and defending local control on a number of fronts.

Article Features by Melissa Kuehne

City Use of Social Media: Legal & Other Considerations

Little legal precedent exists related to what cities can and cannot do on social media. However, when making decisions about how to engage on social media, cities should consider a number of legal and practical issues.

Article Features By Derek Dolfie

Preparing for the Drone Age in Your City: Potential Benefits and Issues

This new technology has enormous promise but also brings new challenges for cities, including managing conflicts and disputes  over the use of municipal airspace.

Article Features by Michael Coleman and Michael G. Colantuono

Hot Topics in California Municipal Finance

The next recession may be just around the corner, but the state is much better positioned to weather it — and that bodes well for local governments. Hot topics include sales tax and more.