Local governments are experiencing permanent fiscal stress that
undercuts their ability to respond to the big issues of the day.
These rules provide helpful guidelines for local leaders.
A much larger share of federal spending is being distributed in
the form of competitive grant funding through executive branch
departments and agencies.
Local officials throughout California are finding new and more
participatory ways to involve residents in local budgeting
As public agencies explore cost-saving measures, one option is
regionalizing public safety services by consolidating,
contracting or sharing services with neighboring agencies.
More than 1,500 city officials will gather in San Diego form Sept. 15-17 for three days of educational sessions, social media training, policy discussion and more.
Lowe summarizes the League’s challenges and successes during the