Governance, Legislation & Law

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Governance, Legislation & Law

Article Features by Michael McLaughlin

Connecting the Dots On Emergency Preparedness, Recovery And Resilience

The challenges associated with disasters include tech-related issues, risk management and the need to create incentives for updating and retrofitting homes to improve wildfire and earthquake resilience.

Article President’s Message by John F. Dunbar

Partnering With the State to Support Affordable Housing Development: Get Ready

The shortage of affordable housing is a crisis for cities statewide and the focus of a League 2019 strategic goal. The League’s hard work on this issue was boosted by an executive order from Governor Newsom earlier this year.

Article Features by Anton Dahlerbruch

Tips for Achieving Ballot Measure Success

Lessons learned from a failed effort and a successful one.

Article Features by J. Scott Tiedemann and Alison Kalinski

#MeToo 2.0: A Guide to Help Navigate New Workplace Harassment Laws

A look at changes in the law and best practices.

Article Features by Ken Striplin Savannah Cobbs

Tackling Homelessness

Cities do not have to wrestle with this issue alone.

Article Features by Jim Madaffer Savannah Cobbs

Where Transportation Technology and Funding Meet the Road

We are on the brink of a revolution in transportation.

Article Features by Michael G. Colantuono

Recent Important Changes in Municipal Finance Law
Death, Taxes and Other Unavoidable Things: A Municipal Finance Update

An overview of current financial issues of interest to cities.

Article News from the Institute for the Local Government by Erica L. Manuel

Connect With ILG at the Annual Conference & Expo

Check out ILG sessions and more.

Article City Forum by Perry Stottlemeyer

Practical Tools Help With Financial Reporting Challenges

Tap into resources designed for cities.

Article Legal Notes by Gary B. Bell and Holly O. Whatley

Wayfair Decision Means More Sales and Use Tax Revenues for Cities

A new law will help bridge the tax collection gap for online sales.

Article President’s Message by Jan Arbuckle

Tales From the Dusty Trail: City Voices on Statewide Issues

A summary of insights and issues from League divisions statewide.

Article Features by Ryder Todd Smith

The Sixth Council Member: Social Media

Even if you don’t personally use social media, your constituents do— and they are using it to talk about you and your policy decisions.

Article Features by Maria de la Luz Garcia

Achieving an Accurate Census Count: Best Practices for Cities

Reaching hard-to-count populations requires a collective effort.

Article Features by Nat Rojanasathira and Dominic Lazzaretto

It Starts With Civility: Elected Officials’ Role in Attracting and Retaining Employees

Tips for local officials.

Article Executive Director's Message by Carolyn Coleman

Coming Together to Learn and Celebrate Our Progress

Join us in Long Beach for the League’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

Article Features by David Guhin

The Santa Rosa Story: Housing Crisis to Housing Opportunity

Three simple principles drove the rebuilding and recovery effort.

Article Features by Dana Carey and Randall Stone

When Wildfires Strike: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Emergency management is challenging and dynamic.

Article Features by Andrew Powers Savannah Cobbs

Resiliency Wins: Our Community’s Response to Two Tragedies

How Thousand Oaks coped with a mass shooting and two major wildfires in a single day.

Article California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Savannah Cobbs

Fresno Youth Commission Addresses Key Issues

This program shows the value of youth as a community and policy resource.

Article Legal Notes by Alex Pal

Disasters in California: A Brief Overview of Preparedness, Proclamations and Assistance

Though California cities cannot predict or prevent the next disaster, they can take steps to maximize preparedness and build capacity.