Five cities took an innovative approach to attract business.
A decade of public-private development partnerships provided impetus for change.
The city provides resources to help local small businesses
The arts can be an important economic engine for cities, no matter how large or small.
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
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…
This article presents an overview of state mandates, reimbursable
mandates and options for cities when mandates are suspended.
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…
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.
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…
At the League’s 2013 Annual Conference, the League General Assembly approved Resolution #2, related to public safety realignment.
Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote
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.
A look at the highlights of the League of California Cities 2013
Annual Conference & Expo.