Over 2 million households in California are at high or extreme
risk from wildfires, and cities statewide will have to step up
their efforts in hazard mitigation, emergency planning and
Fixing annexations would restore previous incentives that support
state policies advocating for compact growth and the related
benefits of consolidating services for an increasing population.
The community and city collaborated to build a much-needed park.
Cities are working to improve walking, bicycling and transit options. The “All Ages and Abilities” approach uses bikeways that are physically separated from highspeed and high-traffic roadways.
California’s new housing laws create additional requirements and
new compliance rules for cities.
Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry
Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More
Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give
communities the same option for self-government that existing
We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this
year on our strategic goals and in other areas.
The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles
present many potential scenarios.
Partnerships between state agencies and cities maximize resources
and move us closer to resolving California’s affordable housing
Several options have the potential to significantly reduce the
time and cost associated with environmental review.
Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.
Obesity and related diseases threaten the health of cities’ most
vulnerable populations, particularly children and youth. In
response, California cities are participating in the Healthy
The city took legal action to help property owners effect change
and address the shootings, illegal drug sales, traffic and other
problems that plagued the complex.
A new community for formerly homeless veterans with disabilities
comprises 50 apartments, with plans underway to expand the
project, add more housing and provide permanent supportive
Significant barriers and disincentives constrain the production
of housing. These include local and national economic and job
market conditions, challenges for developers and a lack of
Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be
available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and
Community Development has released the Notice of Funding
Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for
The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the
homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and