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 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.
As the cost of installing solar photovoltaic systems on agency
facilities has declined over the past few years, local agencies
are considering the benefits. Asking the right questions can help
A look at the highlights of next month’s conference.
California city officials were stunned when the State Water
Resources Control Board issued a highly prescriptive 93-page
draft permit containing a number of stringent, unfunded mandates.
The League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference & Expo
provides a unique opportunity for city officials and staff to
learn from policy-makers and experts.
The City of Alhambra took action early this year on an innovative
plan to stimulate economic development and identified a range of
tools to help finance new projects.
A new era of transportation planning has dawned in California as
metropolitan planning organizations throughout the state work to
comply with Senate Bill 375.
City officials should consider changes brought about by term limits.
The stage was set for 2011 when California voters approved Proposition 22 by a margin of 61 percent in the November 2010 statewide election. Once Governor Brown proposed to eliminate redevelopment…
Pension costs for most California municipalities are likely to increase 25 percent or more in the next three years. If sizable increases in pension costs are not mitigated, many cities will be…
A voluntary statewide certification program for massage
professionals complements local governments’ rules and