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.
The city took legal action to help property owners effect change
and address the shootings, illegal drug sales, traffic and other
problems that plagued the complex.
Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for
The ability to communicate is critically important for first
responders in emergency situations. The First Responder Network
Authority is working to deliver a broadband network for public
The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the
homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and
Adaptation planning helps cities endure current and future
impacts and thrive.
Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce
The online registry provides an important public safety tool.
A one-stop center serves people who want to break the cycle of
The consequences of opioid misuse are increasingly deadly.
The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an
alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.
Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and
federal partners to provide the services needed to address this
The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are
kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate
safe, healthy activities.
Using programs ranging from truancy reduction to summer reading,
cities are taking unique and collaborative approaches to combat
summer learning loss and prepare students of all ages to return
Many California cities are looking at how the Internet of Things
can serve the public.
The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) certifies massage
professionals who meet the Massage Therapy Act’s requirements.
While CAMTC has taken positive steps to increase transparency and
accountability, some additional work is still needed.
The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as
they walk or bike to and from school.
The steadily growing use of recreational drones has risen to the
level of endangering first-responder aircraft as well as
commercial jetliners. New regulations, while helpful, may not go
Significant positive developments for the League included the
adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income
communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory