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Article Features Dan Carrigg

Tips for Building and Maintaining Relationships in a Term-Limited Legislature

City officials should consider changes brought about by term limits.

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2011 Legislative Year in Review

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…

Article Features Rod Gould

The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

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…

Article Features Ahmos Netanel

Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety

A voluntary statewide certification program for massage professionals complements local governments’ rules and regulations.

Article Features Brian Moura

San Carlos Takes a Different Approach to Cost Cutting

The city needed a new strategy to solve a $3.5 million structural budget deficit.

Article Features Yvonne Hunter

Evaluating Green Fleet Options

Cities and counties throughout California are considering adopting policies and programs to “green” their fleets by purchasing fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.

Article Features Eva SpiegelJude Hudson

Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

At first glance, updating your city’s General Plan may not seem like a high priority. However, there are several compelling reasons why now is an excellent time to begin updating your General Plan.

Article Features Frank Benest

10 New Rules for Elected Officials in Times of Economic Meltdown

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.