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Article Features Lindsay Buckley

Beyond the Light Bulb: Natural Gas Opportunities for Local Agencies

Natural gas offers ways to increase efficiency and save money.

Article Features Anna Swanson

Annual Conference Preview
League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo Sacramento Convention Center, Sept. 18-20

An overview of the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo coming to Sacramento next month.

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On the Record
How does the League help you serve your community?

Local elected officials weigh in on how the League of California Cities helps them serve the public.

Article Features Don Nottoli

The Current Plan is Flawed

Article Features Mark Cowin

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: An Overview and Local Perspectives

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.

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Award of Excellence for Writing

Western City Article on Controversial Bay-Delta Conservation Plan Wins Award

Article Features Steven R. MeyersBritt K. Strottman

Under California: Knowing What Lies Beneath

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.

Article Features Samantha Caygill

From Local Government to the Legislature: Making the Transition Part 2 of 2

Freshman legislators share insights about the California Civic Leadership Institute®.

Article Features Craig Watson

How the Arts and Cultural Tourism Spur Economic Development

How cities are taking advantage of local talent to showcase their community’s unique personality and stimulate economic activity in numerous ways.

Article Features Samantha Caygill

From Local Government to the Legislature: Making the Transition

In November 2012 the Legislature welcomed 39 new members, the largest freshman class since 1966. In the Assembly, 69 percent have local government experience.

Article Features Kirstin KolpitckeDan Carrigg

Neglecting Annexation and Incorporation Will Not Serve the State’s Growth Goals

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…

Article Features Jennifer ArmerSteve Sanders

Partnerships Make Roadways Safer

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…

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2012 Legislative Year In Review

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…

Article Features Eric S. Berman

GASB’s New Defined Benefit Pension Standards: Sunshine or Rain for Cities?

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.