League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting
legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the
redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on
Held each January in Sacramento, the academy features seasoned
experts who present the nuts and bolts of city council
Newly elected local officials and staff can get up to speed on a
variety of key topics using free resources designed to meet their
The clerk’s role is to ensure proper process and open,
transparent government. As professional managers, clerks are
uniquely qualified to do just that.
Attend educational sessions and hear speakers with inspiring
Take a look at the many professional development and networking
opportunities in store at the 2014 Annual Conference and Expo.
The 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo
includes many new features and opportunities.
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
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
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…
Tips for public agency employees on travel, expense reimbursement
and credit card usage.
How does innovation occur in local government? What can local
officials interested in seeing their agencies engage in
innovation do to support innovation?
A look at the highlights of the League of California Cities 2013
Annual Conference & Expo.
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.
Expert speakers and panelists will discuss a wide range of topics
in sessions that take place concurrently throughout the
conference. Many cities choose to have their officials and staff
Examining how other local agencies handle these issues provides a
helpful starting place for determining which approach best serves
your agency’s needs.
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.
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.
The ILG website offers a broad array of tools for newly elected
local officials and their staff as well as seasoned officials.