For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the League has
identified infrastructure investment as one of its top
priorities. You don’t have to look far to understand why.
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is the primary
state law that requires public agencies and their decision-makers
to understand and evaluate the environmental consequences of
Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Legacy Park, which was
designed to showcase six regionally significant habitats,
including the coastal prairie, woodlands, coastal bluffs,
Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote
An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient
houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to
The newly revised framework offers options to consider for local
action in 10 areas from energy efficiency and conservation to
efficient transportation, promoting community and individual
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