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.
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
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
Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for
A recent report underscores the critical need in California to
develop a transportation funding solution that will keep
residents and the economy moving forward.