Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.
A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for recently released offenders.
The decision is an important reminder for cities that the creation of Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts may be a potential tool to supplement funds needed to provide services to new…
Increasing pension costs could push cities already in financial distress closer to the brink of bankruptcy.
Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.
Partnerships between state agencies and cities maximize resources and move us closer to resolving California’s affordable housing challenges.
Technology increasingly serves as the backbone for providing local services.
Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.
Concerned residents volunteered to implement a program to mitigate the drought’s impact.
Many local agencies are developing internal funding sources to implement energy and climate action activities.
The awards program recognizes local government projects that reduce waste and costs and promote sustainability.
An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.
The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.
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 funding and…
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 Availability for…
Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for cities.
A recent report underscores the critical need in California to develop a transportation funding solution that will keep residents and the economy moving forward.
We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.
The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and water infrastructure.
Understanding the essentials of city finance is critical for city decision-makers. Elected officials find their job is easier when they can explain municipal finance’s basic elements to their…