This new law affects cities in several significant ways.
Resources are available for those with the
determination to understand and use the new tools and funding
This option reduces electricity costs, provides cleaner energy
options, and offers economic opportunity and increased
City leaders are pursuing new and innovative ways to enhance
their community’s economic well-being.
An untreated mental health condition can have fatal consequences
and a devastating impact on the community.
Few technologies have overtaken cities as quickly as that of
dockless bicycles and scooters, and these devices have proved
difficult for cities to regulate.
The census drives important funding for city programs. California
cities can play an active role in helping to make the 2020 census
fair and accurate.
The League offers city officials and staff numerous professional
development and networking options.
One advantage of establishing relationships with newly elected
officials (and their staff) is that it often facilitates access
during their term that follows.
The program helps tenants, landlords and neighbors.
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
The Legislature remains focused on housing policy, with keen
interest in local government land-use authority and new state
involvement in helping to finance affordable housing and related
Accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats, provide a
lower-cost option than traditional market-rate construction to
increase the housing supply in existing residential
One of the most powerful ways to make your city’s voice heard
happens at the League’s Legislative Action Day, April 24 in
State legislatures nationwide have become more aggressive in
wielding pre-emption to interfere with local democracy.
Pre-emption is also alive and well at the federal level.
Residents and local communities have numerous concerns related to
the telecom industry’s efforts to preempt local control.
During the past decade, California has experienced a surge in the
volume of public trust cases and recent court decisions.
Serving on the city council requires a basic understanding of
diverse city operations and issues such as land use and planning,
public safety, disaster response and more.