Governance, Legislation & Law

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Governance, Legislation & Law

Article Features Jennifer Cohen

Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.

Article Features Ryder Todd Smith

Protecting Your Professional Reputation Online

Public figures need to pay attention to more than just newspaper coverage.

Article News from the Institute for the Local Government Randi Kay Stephens

New Toolkit Helps Local Governments Engage Youth

City and school officials partner to support young residents.

Article President’s Message Joanne Mounce

Connecting Youth and Civic Leadership

Youth commissions foster civic engagement and citizenship skills.

Article City Forum

Transportation Funding Will Begin Flowing Soon

Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Maximizing Your Voice for City Priorities

Attend the League’s 2017 annual conference and advocate for your city during the final days of the legislative session.

Article Legal Notes Joan S. Smyth

California’s Design Immunity Defense: Why Your City Wants It and How to Get It

The defense can shield public agencies from liability.

Article Features George Khalil

Data Loss Prevention and Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide

Adapting and responding to cyber threats and protecting critical infrastructure are essential for cities.

Article City Forum Megan Macpherson

10 Changes Shaping Local Government Communications

Social media and other tools are impacting city strategies.

Article Features

Local Leaders Make the Leap to the Legislature, Part 2 of 2

The California Civic Leadership Institute® is an educational program sponsored by the League Partners and designed for local government elected officials interested in running for the Legislature….

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Changing How We Think About Economic Development

Economic development is both a strategy and a process involving a web of interdependent factors.

Article Legal Notes Gage C. Dungy

Workplace Protections for Transgender Employees

State and federal laws expressly protect a person’s transgender status.

Article Features

Local Leaders Make the Leap to the Legislature, Part 1 of 2

The California Civic Leadership Institute® is an educational program designed for local government elected officials interested in running for the Legislature.

Fairfield Reverses Crime and Neglect in Parkway Gardens

The city took legal action to help property owners effect change and address the shootings, illegal drug sales, traffic and other problems that plagued the complex.

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Shortage

Significant barriers and disincentives constrain the production of housing. These include local and national economic and job market conditions, challenges for developers and a lack of funding and…

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and Community Development has released the Notice of Funding Availability for…

Article Features Dane Hutchings

California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

The League and stakeholders negotiated a reform package that balances increased civic outreach with cost mitigation for cities.

Article Features Tim Cromartie

What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for cities.

Article President’s Message Joanne Mounce

Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.