The census drives important funding for city programs. California
cities can play an active role in helping to make the 2020 census
fair and accurate.
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
The East Porterville Water Supply Project offers a model for
helping to meet the clean and sustainable drinking water needs of
Residents and local communities have numerous concerns related to
the telecom industry’s efforts to preempt local control.
Although less than half a dozen desalination plants currently
exist in the state, the idea is gaining momentum and greater
support at the state level.
The next recession may be just around the corner, but the state
is much better positioned to weather it — and that bodes well for
local governments. Hot topics include sales tax and more.
Melissa Kuehne is communications and development manager for the
Institute for Local Government; she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynnette Kelly is president and CEO of the Municipal Securities
Rulemaking Board and can be reached at email@example.com.
Sharing the city’s budget information with the community helps
residents understand constraints and develop informed opinions on
how limited financial resources should be allocated.
Since 2008, TRIP has helped 16 agencies finance more than $230
million for transportation projects.
Cities can take proactive steps to better position themselves for
the impacts of the next major economic downturn.
Making wildfire resilience a priority helps cities ensure their
communities are safe and prosperous for generations to come.
A look at how communities can plan for an earthquake and improve
Using sports for community development initiatives holds promise
Gain an overview of current issues for cities.
On average, cities spend 2.5 to 3 percent of their overall
budgets on technology.
Proposition 6 would repeal the Road Repair and Accountability
Tips to make your case to voters effectively.
Explore ways to tackle this daunting task.