Keeping track of legislation and priority bills that affect your
city is critically important for elected officials. The League
provides an array of helpful tools to make this task easier.
Carolyn Coleman is the League’s first female executive director
and its fourth executive director since 1934. She brings over 25
years of experience in public service and advocacy to her new…
Despite another chaotic legislative session, city officials can
be satisfied that the League helped hold the line to preserve
local control, revenue and flexibility and made progress in
The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the
homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and
To help local officials navigate complex state and federal laws,
ILG recently updated two of its flagship ethics resources.
Understanding the essentials of city finance is critical for city
decision-makers. Elected officials find their job is easier when
they can explain municipal finance’s basic elements to their…
Public employers often face situations in which the religious
beliefs of their employees become a major legal issue. This
article explains applicable law and addresses some common
The measure won’t put the “gut and amend” game out of business,
but it helps California voters, journalists and the democratic
City officials, residents and journalists find this practical
guide to be an invaluable resource.
After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.
Though every city is different, some essential elements of city
revenues are common to cities throughout California.
Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce
McKenzie will retire this month.
Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.
An upcoming amendment will significantly change how local public
agencies are required to analyze development projects’ traffic
During a ballot measure campaign, a critic said, “If you’re going
to try to kill the king, you’d better succeed.”
The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an
alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.
Two lifelong friends who lead neighboring cities find working
together doubles their impact.
Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and
federal partners to provide the services needed to address this
First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and
the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.