The nation’s largest sidewalk repair effort gets underway.
California’s new housing laws create additional requirements and
new compliance rules for cities.
The project’s safety and traffic improvements helped secure over
$3.8 million in grant funds.
Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry
Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More
Prevailing wage laws have changed again. Because prevailing wage
requirements apply to all public works contracts over $1,000,
these new requirements will apply to the vast majority of
The advantages of cooperative purchasing programs include
significant savings and a streamlined procurement process.
Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial
transparency and promotes greater trust.
Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give
communities the same option for self-government that existing
A proactive approach will help pave the way for cities to comply
with GASB 77.
Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal
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
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
Technology increasingly serves as the backbone for providing
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.