Personnel

Overview

Personnel

Article Web Exclusive Melissa Kuehne

Tips for Effective Governance

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Taking Proactive Steps to Avoid Scandal

When making decisions or taking action, the savvy local official embraces the notion that the law creates a floor for ethical behavior — not a ceiling. In other words, just because a particular…

Article President’s Message Rich Garbarino

How Diversity Makes the League Stronger

Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Stopping the Runaway Pension Train

Increasing pension costs could push cities already in financial distress closer to the brink of bankruptcy.

Article Features Heidi SanbornAkin BabatolaDebbie Raphael

Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.

Article Features Patrice Chamberlain

Police Departments Use Creative Approaches to Build Public Trust

A foundation of community trust and strong community relationships is crucial for law enforcement to effectively prevent crime and safely resolve situations that involve residents.

Article Features Jennifer Whiting

League of California Cities 2017 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

Attend educational and networking events to hear about inspiring ways to better serve your city.

Article Legal Notes Hongdao Nguyen

What Cities Should Know About Public Records in Private Accounts

Local agency employees’ personal accounts and devices may be subject to the state’s Public Records Act.

Oxnard Taps Youth to Improve Quality of Life

City Corps participants gain valuable career skills.

Article Features Jennifer Whiting

League of California Cities 2017 Annual Conference & Expo Preview

Optimize your time at the conference.

Article Features Hang Tran

Governments Engaging Youth: Preparing for College, Career and Civic Life

Cities and school districts collaborate on work-based learning programs.

Article News from the Institute for the Local Government Randi Kay Stephens

New Toolkit Helps Local Governments Engage Youth

City and school officials partner to support young residents.

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Maximizing Your Voice for City Priorities

Attend the League’s 2017 annual conference and advocate for your city during the final days of the legislative session.

Article Features George Khalil

Data Loss Prevention and Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide

Adapting and responding to cyber threats and protecting critical infrastructure are essential for cities.

Article Features John Montenero

The Paperless Office: Improving Service and Morale

Automating office workflows frees additional staff time for more strategic services.

Article Legal Notes Gage C. Dungy

Workplace Protections for Transgender Employees

State and federal laws expressly protect a person’s transgender status.

Article Features

Meet the League’s New Executive Director

Carolyn Coleman is the League’s first female executive director and its fourth executive director since 1934. She brings over 25 years of experience in public service and advocacy to her new…

Bakersfield Creates Jobs for Homeless People

The city and its partners created a model that helps communities use limited resources to solve multiple problems.

Article Legal Notes David Urban

Religion in the Public Sector Workplace

Public employers often face situations in which the religious beliefs of their employees become a major legal issue. This article explains applicable law and addresses some common scenarios.