The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the
economy but also the vital community services and residents’
safety and quality of life.
Our shared values of local control and self-determination affect the breadth and depth of our organization’s leadership in every action we take. The policy-making process and procedures we employ…
Ongoing state raids and state borrowing of local revenues continue to jeopardize the services that Californians need most. Borrowing local taxpayer and transportation funds exacerbates budget…
City officials are grappling with the challenges of balancing
their city budget while preserving the critically important
services that are a central component of our quality of life.
Regardless of how the state budget deficit is addressed, we have a long, hard road ahead of us to protect funding for local services in the years to come. City revenues continue to be on the table,…
City officials are searching for ways to improve municipal efficiency, conserve resources and stretch the public’s dollars. In Southern California, a regional collaboration has found a way to do…
It’s critically important for city officials to continue
reminding our state leaders that without these essential
services, that quality of life will decline precipitously.
The League’s strategic goals for 2009 include promoting economic
stimulus and infrastructure investment.
The coming year holds new possibilities and challenges, including
the need for budget reform at the state level. At the national
level in preparation for a new president, the U.S. Conference
In terms of shaping statewide public policy, the League’s
expanding leadership role at the ballot box is its most