Because not all potential code violations can be investigated
from the public right of way, code enforcement investigations may
require access to enclosed or shielded areas of private property.
In these settings, code enforcement staff may be strongly tempted
to rely on emerging drone technology.
Cities should immediately begin planning for and implementing the
required organic waste collection and edible food recovery
services. This work includes assessing and securing adequate
capacity for organics processing and edible food recovery, which
can be done individually or in conjunction with counties, other
cities and regional agencies.
California cities are preparing to comply with new targets to
reduce statewide emissions of short-lived climate pollutants and
reduce organic waste in landfills. To help cities with this, the
Institute for Local Government is partnering with CalRecycle to
raise awareness and connect local governments with resources and
The League board of directors, joined by leaders from each of the
League’s divisions, departments, policy committees and diversity
caucuses, convened in early December to reflect on city
accomplishments in 2019, discuss current challenges and establish
the League strategic priorities for 2020.
Since October 2019, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company has cut
power to Californians more than half a dozen times, with the
smallest power shutoff affecting about 30,000 people and the
largest affecting nearly 2.5 million. But cities have made it
clear that this cannot be the new normal, and power shutoffs are
in fact putting residents at real risk.