Local government leaders face a dilemma in balancing economic
opportunities with consumer needs and the environmental impacts
of a booming e-commerce industry.
It is unreasonable and unacceptable for the telecom industry to
expect it can override the legitimate concerns and best interests
of our residents and cities.
Over 100 opportunity funds with more than $23 billion are
searching for investment-worthy projects of all types.
Resources are available for those with the
determination to understand and use the new tools and funding
City leaders are pursuing new and innovative ways to enhance
their community’s economic well-being.
A public-private partnership and the community mobilized in
response to rapidly increasing homelessness.
The program helps tenants, landlords and neighbors.
Communicating with residents was key to developing solutions.
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
The Legislature remains focused on housing policy, with keen
interest in local government land-use authority and new state
involvement in helping to finance affordable housing and related
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
State legislatures nationwide have become more aggressive in
wielding pre-emption to interfere with local democracy.
Pre-emption is also alive and well at the federal level.
Residents and local communities have numerous concerns related to
the telecom industry’s efforts to preempt local control.
During the past decade, California has experienced a surge in the
volume of public trust cases and recent court decisions.
This project solved a major problem, and now people are
encouraged to choose alternative forms of transportation.
Using sports for community development initiatives holds promise
An innovative approach simplifies online publishing.
Lessons from one of the worst fire years in California history.
Key facts and trends city officials need to understand.
Extreme heat events now affect communities statewide and present
resiliency planning challenges.