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…
Though every city is different, some essential elements of city
revenues are common to cities throughout California.
After years of fiscal challenges, the city implemented innovative
programs to boost efficiency and accountability.
Cities and counties are partnering with the California Statewide
Communities Development Authority to offer developers a way to
maximize project cash flow.
The resource center offers a spectrum of collaborative examples.
The consequences of opioid misuse are increasingly deadly.
The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an
alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.
The new tool gives cities much-needed flexibility.
A municipal lease transaction should be evaluated for various
City officials seeking creative ways to finance economic
development projects should take a look at the tools provided by
A statewide study will examine replacing the outdated gasoline
tax with a road user charge.
Three new tools provide a number of promising options.
Each year we ask a diverse group of about 100 city officials to
tell us which policy envelopes we need to push, which walls we
need to scale and what partnerships we need to build. Bringing…
Significant positive developments for the League included the
adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income
communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory
The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from
all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and
diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….
Engaging the community can inform the budgeting process and help
residents understand the hard choices involved.
The lingering revenue effects from the Great Recession, changes
to pension contributions, rising retiree medical costs and other
factors almost guarantee that the financial future for
Ride-sharing and home-sharing services are affecting cities in a
variety of ways. Seven California cities report their
The consolidation occurred without layoffs, demotions or loss of
pay to the affected employees and provided immediate financial
relief for both cities.