Engaging the community can inform the budgeting process and help residents understand the hard choices involved.
A newly updated online resource provides a framework for implementing partnerships.
A recent symposium brought together state and local leaders to explore opportunities for accelerating sustainability activities in California.
Residents, entrepreneurs and nonprofit representatives in Merced share ideas on how business and community leaders can partner to help grow, strengthen and diversify the local economy.
A new resource presents an overview of land-use planning, who is involved, why community engagement matters and ways to participate.
Community-based organizations often provide leadership development programs for residents or specific underrepresented populations and offer an opportunity to invigorate civic engagement.
Newly elected local officials and staff can get up to speed on a variety of key topics using free resources designed to meet their needs.
The Beacon Award program, a catalyst for innovative and effective solutions, addresses climate change at the local level and informs the community about these activities.
New resources offer practical tips to enhance cities’ economic prosperity and fiscal health.
Throughout California, city and county officials make planning, policy and land-use decisions on a weekly basis. Local officials understand that such decisions affect their community’s…
Approximately 2.5 million “lawful permanent residents” living in California are eligible to become U.S. citizens. Local officials can leverage their leadership to encourage naturalization…
The competency of both local officials and staff provides a basis for establishing public trust and confidence. Elements of ethics, public input and transparency also play a key role.
How does innovation occur in local government? What can local officials interested in seeing their agencies engage in innovation do to support innovation?
The newly revised framework offers options to consider for local action in 10 areas from energy efficiency and conservation to efficient transportation, promoting community and individual action…
New tools are available for local leaders looking for resources to help their cities meet fiscal challenges and thrive in today’s economic climate.
Meetings can present a broad range of challenges for local officials. A collection of useful materials offers practical information on related topics that include chairing a meeting, dealing with a…
The ILG website offers a broad array of tools for newly elected local officials and their staff as well as seasoned officials.
Understanding “how to get things done as a newly elected official” is a priority for local officials. New online resources help streamline the process.
By acting now, local officials can build a future pool of committed, prepared public servants.