Over 100 years ago, city leaders from throughout the state came
together as the League of California Cities because they wanted
to make a difference. “They sound much like the city officials
I’m privileged to serve alongside today,” writes Cal Cities CEO
Effective governance doesn’t happen by chance. There is a cadence
to a successful meeting, with a long chain of steps that start
well before the meeting starts. Here are some best practices for
smoother, more effective council meetings that staff and elected
officials alike can use.
The CARE Act takes a novel, albeit controversial, approach to
mental health care. Unlike previous laws, it focuses on
incentivizing long-term treatment rather than imprisonment or
involuntary commitment. Seven counties have already begun
implementation. The rest must follow suit in 2024.
Approximately 4,000 affordable housing units in Southern
California’s Gateway region have stalled due to funding
shortfalls. A group of cities has formed an affordable housing
trust fund, which they hope can close funding gaps — especially
in small, under-resourced communities.
Agoura Hills once faced a familiar conundrum: How do you bridge
the communications gap between a city and the people they serve?
The Good Life Agoura Hills podcast is helping the city close that
gap in a fun, cost-effective, and accessible way.