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
Adaptation planning helps cities endure current and future
impacts and thrive.
Cities and counties are partnering with the California Statewide
Communities Development Authority to offer developers a way to
maximize project cash flow.
An upcoming amendment will significantly change how local public
agencies are required to analyze development projects’ traffic
The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an
alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.
Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and
federal partners to provide the services needed to address this
A municipal lease transaction should be evaluated for various
Sustainable communities are often better able to thrive and
become more prosperous; sustainability is not just about the
For years, the City of El Cajon grappled with the impacts of
aggressive panhandlers, transients, serial inebriates and illegal
alcohol sales to minors.
City officials seeking creative ways to finance economic
development projects should take a look at the tools provided by
Parks play a key role in the fight against childhood obesity and can contribute significantly to cities’ economic prosperity.
National City used a comprehensive planning approach to address
community environmental and health concerns.