It’s easy to make a misstep by not understanding that what may seem acceptable or harmless may nevertheless be a violation of the law with serious consequences.
Moving the League forward will involve implementing big, bold ideas on multiple fronts.
A report on progress made during the past year and a look at what lies ahead.
Energy production is a key factor both in the state’s economy and its environmental quality. Water quality and supply reliability also play a central role in our state’s economy.
The League has focused on transportation infrastructure needs for over a decade, and this remains a priority for California cities in 2018.
Programs that introduce our young people to local government and career opportunities in public service can provide a variety of benefits.
California cities use a variety of methods, including citizens’ academies and similar programs, to engage residents in civic life and give them a voice.
Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.
Youth commissions foster civic engagement and citizenship skills.
A few key principles apply to any smart city efforts, regardless of size or scope.
The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.
We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.
Keeping track of legislation and priority bills that affect your city is critically important for elected officials. The League provides an array of helpful tools to make this task easier.
After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.
First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.
Many California cities are looking at how the Internet of Things can serve the public.
Volunteers connect the community and enhance the quality of life in cities throughout the Golden State.
Each year we ask a diverse group of about 100 city officials to tell us which policy envelopes we need to push, which walls we need to scale and what partnerships we need to build. Bringing…
It takes only one scandal to give the public the impression that all local elected officials are not to be trusted, and public perception can be very slow to change. How can we build our…
The combination of drought, higher temperatures and abundant dry vegetation means that California’s fire season is now a year-round phenomenon.