First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and
the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.
Because a healthy democracy is built upon a foundation of engaged
citizens, inspiring young people to become involved is essential
to the future of strong cities.
The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are
kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate
safe, healthy activities.
Using programs ranging from truancy reduction to summer reading,
cities are taking unique and collaborative approaches to combat
summer learning loss and prepare students of all ages to return
The committee advises the council and participates in local
Palmdale gives residents a way to help address critical
Open library access can lead to dilemmas such as situations
involving patrons who bring in excessive amounts of personal
belongings and use the library as a temporary shelter.