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.
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
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.