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Article Features Katie Sacco

League of California Cities 2015 Annual Conference & Expo Preview

Join city officials from over 400 cities throughout the state at the League’s largest conference of the year.

Article City Forum

Find Information at Your Fingertips

Resources and information on a broad range of local government topics are available in a helpful archive.

Article Features Lea Deesing

What City Officials Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Hackers generally hit the easiest targets first. Such an attack may be financially based rather than an attempt to cause mayhem in your city. Risk can be mitigated in many ways, but one of the…

Article Features Nancy Kerry

Reducing Unfunded Liabilities for Other Post-Employment Benefits

Learn how one city reduced its liability by 73 percent.

Article Features Web Exclusive Kathy Espinoza

Preventing Tech-Related Injuries: Watch Out for Distractions

Using laptop computers, tablets and smartphones is part of everyday work and home life. Technology connects us to information and each other. But it can take a toll in the form of eyestrain, back and neck pain, headaches and other — sometimes unexpected — ways.​

Article Features Web Exclusive Ken PulskampWade Mckinney

City Managers: The Next Generation — A Look at MPA and MPP Programs in California

Teaching something as complex as city management presents a challenge. It’s not only public finance and organizational behavior, it’s also a delicate balance of practical skills, political savvy, on-the-job experience and service. Many top-tier institutions in California are geared to instill the basics, but debate continues about how and what to teach aspiring city managers. Should we acknowledge that not every student will eventually step into the role of city manager? What is the best way to identify potential and nurture it? Can good city management be taught?

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2014 Legislative Year in Review

League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on improving the…

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

New Mayors and Council Members’ Academy Provides a Strong Start

Held each January in Sacramento, the academy features seasoned experts who present the nuts and bolts of city council operations.

ILG Welcomes California’s Newly Elected Local Officials

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.

Article Features Lee Price

The Balanced Triangle and the City Clerk’s Role in Local Government

The clerk’s role is to ensure proper process and open, transparent government. As professional managers, clerks are uniquely qualified to do just that.

Article Features Anna Swanson

PREVIEW: 2014 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights
Los Angeles Convention Center, Sept. 3-5

Attend educational sessions and hear speakers with inspiring ideas.

Article Features Anna Swanson

Preview: League of California Cities 2014 Annual Conference & Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, Sept. 3-5

Take a look at the many professional development and networking opportunities in store at the 2014 Annual Conference and Expo.

Article City Forum Anna Swanson

2014 Annual Conference & Expo Offers New Sessions and Exciting Additions

The 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo includes many new features and opportunities.

Article Features Frank Benest

Is Your City Council Stifling Innovation? Tips to Promote Smart Risk-Taking

Innovation requires risk-taking — not wild gambles, but calculated risks. Unless council members and top management create an environment that encourages “smart” risks, there will be little…

Article Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

Agency Romances: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Romantic relationships in the public agency workplace raise a number of ethical issues and carry significant risks. This article explores the problems such relationships can create for the agency…

Article Executive Director's Message Chris McKenzie

Can Art and Emotion Inspire Effective Leadership?

Artist and speaker Erik Wahl’s performance at the League’s recent annual conference inspired city officials to think creatively about the skills they may have that can be put to work in serving…

Article Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

Using Public Resources: Special Issues Around Expenses and Expense Reimbursement

Tips for public agency employees on travel, expense reimbursement and credit card usage.

Pondering Innovation at the Local Level

How does innovation occur in local government? What can local officials interested in seeing their agencies engage in innovation do to support innovation?

Article Features Anna Swanson

Annual Conference Highlights
League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo Sacramento Convention Center, Sept. 18-20

A look at the highlights of the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo.

Article Executive Director's Message Chris McKenzie

The Conversations We All Need to Have, Again and Again

Rather than have a national “conversation” about race, President Obama suggested, in effect, that we have millions of conversations about it over the next few years.