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Article City Forum by Steve Brown

The Future City

An array of tech-based tools promises to help optimize operations, connect residents to new information and services, repair infrastructure and reimagine transportation.

Article Features by Bismarck Obando

Amplify Your Advocacy: League Mobile App Instantly Connects City Officials With Legislators

Advocating promptly with united voices on key city-related legislation is critically important. The mobile application enables city officials to respond rapidly when a call to action is issued.

Article Features by David Graham

Innovative by Necessity: Lessons from Modestly Sized Cities

A chief information officer describes how lessons learned from modestly sized cities can apply to cities of all sizes.

Article Features by Barrie Hathaway and Larry Moody

Peninsula Division Explores Ways to Build Workforce Readiness

Businesses are struggling to find the talent they need.

Milpitas Initiative Targets Workforce Development

The city helps local manufacturers attract qualified young workers.

Long Beach Public Art Festival Spurs Economic Activity

Artists create murals and other forms of art in a week-long event.

Santa Clarita Takes a Sustainable Approach to Economic Development

To build prosperity, the city develops and supports local talent.

Article City Forum by Norman Coppinger

Engage Your Leadership Skills

The League offers city officials and staff numerous professional development and networking options.

Article News from the Institute for the Local Government by Hanna Stelmakhovych

Preparing for the 2020 Census: What Cities Need to Know

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.

Rancho Cucamonga Focuses on Community’s Mental Health Needs

An untreated mental health condition can have fatal consequences and a devastating impact on the community.

Article Features by Melissa Kuehne

Accessory Dwelling Units Help Increase Housing Supply

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 neighborhoods.

Patterson’s HOST House Tackles Homelessness

The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless population.

Garden Grove Empowers Residents and Improves a Neighborhood

Communicating with residents was key to developing solutions.

Article News from the Institute for the Local Government By Kim Danko

Desalination’s Potential for California’s Water Supply

Although less than half a dozen desalination plants currently exist in the state, the idea is gaining momentum and greater support at the state level.

Article City Forum by Melissa Kuehne

Resources for Newly Elected Officials

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.

Truckee’s Mini Mousehole Improves Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

This project solved a major problem, and now people are encouraged to choose alternative forms of transportation.