The Delta supplies a large share of the water used in Southern
California and other parts of the state. A new plan proposes
dramatic changes to how water is moved from the Delta.
Western City Article on Controversial Bay-Delta Conservation Plan
Today multiple bills are pending to recreate tax-increment
financing. It requires vision, persistence and enough public
investment to attract private capital and development that
By supporting wellness efforts, cities can offer an environment
where residents and employees are encouraged to be more
physically active, eat nutritious food and enjoy the advantages
of good health.
Communities use planning to make choices about the future. But the process can be as important as the final plan itself and provide a foundation for future efforts around local issues and concerns.
State policies for achieving sustainability have staked much on
the success of cities. Yet the state’s recent actions signal a
lack of appreciation for the vital function cities serve as
The city provided its senior population with high-quality,
affordable housing close to the services they need.
In tough economic times expectations remain high for cities to
provide quality public services and facilities, though resources
to fund desired projects are scarce. One strategy for
The state’s goals around reducing greenhouse gas emissions are based on a vision that concentrates growth in urban cores and utilizes transit. To meet these goals, cities must be able to make…
The Sustainable Communities Learning Network links nonprofit,
governmental, private sector and community organizations
statewide. It provides a way to share best practices and seek
While the past few years have presented major challenges for
cities, the events of 2012 included some bright spots as well.
This article presents an overview of the year’s legislative…
Cities throughout California are seeking ways to help create jobs
and revitalize neighborhoods.
The League has met the challenges of the past year, and much work remains to be done.
Cities and counties throughout California are demonstrating
leadership in creating vibrant, healthy communities by adopting
policies and programs that support sustainability.
Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their
communities now have access to a variety of new resources.
The City of Alhambra took action early this year on an innovative
plan to stimulate economic development and identified a range of
tools to help finance new projects.
Two very different cities offer remarkable examples of pioneering
efforts to chart a more sustainable economic future.
The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy
generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean
transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded