The Delta supplies a large share of the water used in Southern California and other parts of the state. A new plan proposes dramatic changes to how water is moved from the Delta.
Western City Article on Controversial Bay-Delta Conservation Plan Wins Award
Most people are generally unaware of what lies beneath the streets they travel on each day. Understanding the sub-surface infrastructure is an important local government consideration.
Local elected officials weigh in on current challenges and priorities.
Freshman legislators share insights about the California Civic Leadership Institute®.
How cities are taking advantage of local talent to showcase their community’s unique personality and stimulate economic activity in numerous ways.
In November 2012 the Legislature welcomed 39 new members, the largest freshman class since 1966. In the Assembly, 69 percent have local government experience.
State policies for achieving sustainability have staked much on the success of cities. Yet the state’s recent actions signal a lack of appreciation for the vital function cities serve as centers…
In tough economic times expectations remain high for cities to provide quality public services and facilities, though resources to fund desired projects are scarce. One strategy for overcoming…
While the past few years have presented major challenges for cities, the events of 2012 included some bright spots as well. This article presents an overview of the year’s legislative…
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s release of new defined benefit pension standards could not have come at a better time or a worse time, depending on one’s point of view.
As cities implement deeper budget cuts, volunteers are performing more physically and intellectually demanding functions.
High-tech tools are making it possible for cities to issue alerts in real time to their communities, respond more quickly to emergencies and maximize scarce resources.
An overview of upcoming highlights at the League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference & Expo.
Policy committees play an integral role in the League’s decision making process and influence on statewide policy affecting cities.
Cities can tap into the opportunity provided by an increased focus on municipal issues.
Cities throughout California are seeking ways to help create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods.