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Article Features Kim Summers

High Desert Cities Collaborate for Economic Development

Five cities took an innovative approach to attract business.

Article Features Scott OchoaSharon Mann Garrett

Glendale’s Economic Development Programs Revamp Its Image

A decade of public-private development partnerships provided impetus for change.

Article Features Cheryl Kitzerow

Temecula’s Business Incubator Helps Startups and More

The city provides resources to help local small businesses succeed.

Article Features Craig Watson

Inspiring the Creative Economy: How Cities Increase Economic Activity Through Innovation and The Arts

The arts can be an important economic engine for cities, no matter how large or small.

Article Features Frank Benest

Is Your City Council Stifling Innovation? Tips to Promote Smart Risk-Taking

Innovation requires risk-taking — not wild gambles, but calculated risks. Unless council members and top management create an environment that encourages “smart” risks, there will be little…

Article Features Kirstin Kolpitcke

Regulating the Massage Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

In 2008 the massage industry helped craft SB 731, which established a voluntary certification process for massage professionals through the California Massage Therapy Council. The bill’s intent…

Article Features Tim Cromartie

Understanding State Mandates and Suspended Mandates: Local Government Impacts

This article presents an overview of state mandates, reimbursable mandates and options for cities when mandates are suspended.

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2013 Legislative Year In Review

In 2013 the League focused on sponsoring and supporting legislation to help develop new community and economic development tools and funding options for city services. On other fronts, it was…

Article Features Gary M. Caporicci

What Local Officials Need to Know About New Elements in GASB Financial Statements

Two new elements required for government financial statements may seem complicated at first glance, but will improve the accuracy of reporting by including future commitments.

Article Features Yvonne Hunter

Understanding the Basics of Public Safety Realignment

Under realignment, state prisons will house the most serious offenders while county jails will house lower-level felons. This article examines which offenders are covered, sentencing, post-release…

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2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference Resolution #2

At the League’s 2013 Annual Conference, the League General Assembly approved Resolution #2, related to public safety realignment.

Article Features Yvonne Hunter

Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote financial vitality.

Article Features Bina LefkovitzJonathan RaymondJay Schenirer

Summer at City Hall: Partnership Focuses on Youth

Summer at City Hall focuses on teen learning and leadership and provides a model for other communities seeking to create an engaging and enriching summer program for youth.

Article Features Anna Swanson

Annual Conference Highlights
League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo Sacramento Convention Center, Sept. 18-20

A look at the highlights of the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo.