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.
While the past few years have presented major challenges for
cities, the events of 2012 included some bright spots as well.
This article presents an overview of the year’s legislative…
The League provides a wide range of resources to help local
elected officials build their capacity to better serve their
The doctrine of qualified immunity protects government defendants
from liability as long as their conduct did not violate clearly
established law. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on the
Recent media coverage of public officials’ ethical lapses raises
questions about the underlying causes of such behavior. This
column explores why people make poor choices and the roles
As cities implement deeper budget cuts, volunteers are performing
more physically and intellectually demanding functions.
Understanding “how to get things done as a newly elected
official” is a priority for local officials. New online resources
help streamline the process.
The League made pension reform its top strategic priority in 2012
and succeeded in accomplishing this goal as the legislative
Like many California cities, San Carlos has faced some serious
budgetary challenges in recent years.
An overview of upcoming highlights at the League of California
Cities 2012 Annual Conference & Expo.
By acting now, local officials can build a future pool of committed, prepared public servants.