By supporting wellness efforts, cities can offer an environment
where residents and employees are encouraged to be more
physically active, eat nutritious food and enjoy the advantages
of good health.
Designed to help cities build a stronger wellness culture over
time and engage their employees in healthier lifestyles, this
program provides online tools, grants and more.
In November 2012 the Legislature welcomed 39 new members, the
largest freshman class since 1966. In the Assembly, 69 percent
have local government experience.
The Neighborhood Impact Program uses neighborhood revitalization
and partnerships to address health, safety and social issues.
Disruptions in public meetings seem to be increasingly common.
This article offers tips for local agency officials on handling
conflict and strategies to help make meetings more productive.
The Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 mandates
uniform, generally lower benefit formulas for all “new members”
of California public agency defined benefit retirement plans.