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
Dreamers see the possibilities that others are intimidated by or
cannot envision, and they frequently are told they will
Just as the Internet and smartphones changed the world, the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles will have a profound impact on our lives and our cities.
An International City/County Management Association report, Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library: A Report on the Innovative Ways Public Libraries Are Addressing Community Priorities,…
California’s local streets and roads network is currently funded
through a variety of sources including the state gas tax, federal
transportation funds, local tax and bond measures, and…
California is vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, wildfires,
tsunamis, hazardous materials spills, acts of terrorism and many
other natural and human-caused disasters. For this reason state
Becoming involved in the League provides many benefits not only for cities and elected local officials, but also for staff and department heads.