The annual conference will showcase the creativity and innovation
of cities, recognize city leaders who are moving their
communities forward, and celebrate the success of our advocacy.
We’ll also hear from two powerhouse keynote speakers about
leading with courage and the economic future of the Golden State.
Peaceful protests are a staple of American democracy. However,
public discourse has become increasingly abusive and violent.
When this happens, it is vital that municipalities respond with
solutions that build greater community trust and equip city
leaders with strategies to protect themselves and their families.
Retail development is a critical part of creating communities
where people can grow and prosper. However, rural markets are
often overlooked during initial retail expansion plans. The rural
communities of Blythe, Clearlake, and Fortuna have each invested
in proactive retail attraction strategies that raise their
profile, creating tangible, positive results in the process.
Changing environmental conditions have dramatically impacted the
water supplies of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Pismo Beach.
In response, the three cities teamed up for an innovative
regional water reuse project that will protect and sustain a
vital groundwater basin for generations.
Green spaces are a core part of Vista’s identity. So, when large,
mature trees started dying, the city sprang into action. Today,
the trees are thriving, thanks to a holistic approach to urban
forestry and smart irrigation controllers from Calsense.