Freshman legislators with backgrounds in local government explain
what they bring to the state Capitol and describe their
All 18 metropolitan planning organizations in California will
have adopted their first Regional Transportation Plans under SB
375 by May 2015. This article looks at what SB 375 has
An oil boom in North Dakota and Canada from the Bakken shale
formation and a lack of pipeline infrastructure have led to a
dramatic increase in oil-by-rail shipments nationwide. As the
League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting
legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the
redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on
Taking information that local agencies already have and making it
open to the public reduces in-house costs and builds efficiencies
for both staff and constituents. In the past the public…
The clerk’s role is to ensure proper process and open,
transparent government. As professional managers, clerks are
uniquely qualified to do just that.
California’s economy is improving, and local revenues are picking
up. But fiscal challenges remain, especially in the area of
escalating costs. More cities are heading into financial
Recent legislation provides a new regulatory framework.
Expanded production of the Monterey Shale Formation could create
Safeguards have not kept pace with fracking, which poses hazards.
Cities can participate directly in youth arts programs that have
Attend educational sessions and hear speakers with inspiring
Launched in 2014, the awards highlight cities and counties using
innovative projects to achieve safety, preservation and
sustainability goals for the local street and road systems.
Take a look at the many professional development and networking
opportunities in store at the 2014 Annual Conference and Expo.
The law that established California’s landmark waste hierarchy of
“reduce, reuse and recycle” led to collaborative efforts and the
concept of product stewardship.