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A statewide study will examine replacing the outdated gasoline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.
The U.S. Communities purchasing alliance provides world-class
products, resources and solutions. California cities saved
approximately $4.5 million in 2014 through U.S. Communities.
A newly updated online resource provides a framework for
A number of “elephants” lurk in city halls statewide.
Online hosting platforms make it easy to rent a home or room for short periods of time. Cities’ traditional regulatory tools allow communities to address short-term rentals and their potential…
The new federal landscape will require innovative leadership from
city officials and other civic leaders.
Learn how one city reduced its liability by 73 percent.
Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front
are welcome news for cities.
An International City/County Management Association report, Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library: A Report on the Innovative Ways Public Libraries Are Addressing Community Priorities,…
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation in September 2014
bringing a successful property tax postponement program back to
communities throughout California. Assembly Bill (AB) 2231