As new tools emerge, expect local officials to exercise caution.
The new tax-increment tools lack the concentrated financial
impact provided by the former redevelopment tool. Left
unaddressed, this financing gap presents significant challenges
for the future use of these tools.
The Democracy in Action program provides benefits for students
and the community.
Fixing annexations would restore previous incentives that support
state policies advocating for compact growth and the related
benefits of consolidating services for an increasing population.
The nation’s largest sidewalk repair effort gets underway.
Cities are tackling the need for charging infrastructure to power
electric vehicles. This article highlights pilot programs,
lessons learned and more.
An unusual emergency services agreement yielded significant
benefits when disaster struck.
With over 2,500 bills introduced during the session, the League
represented city interests on many issues to protect local
control, revenue and flexibility.
Advice for newly elected council members.
Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry
Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More
Kindness is about culture; it is a way of thinking and acting.
The ability to foster community resiliency is one of the most
important benefits of promoting kindness.
Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give
communities the same option for self-government that existing
A proactive approach will help pave the way for cities to comply
with GASB 77.
Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal
Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals
puts a city at risk.
Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs
offer policy models for other states.
A foundation of community trust and strong community
relationships is crucial for law enforcement to effectively
prevent crime and safely resolve situations that involve