Though California cities cannot predict or prevent the next
disaster, they can take steps to maximize preparedness and build
A new law requires a statewide system of drop-off kiosks for
unwanted medications and a fully funded mail-back system for
sharps. It also includes education, oversight and data tracking
mechanisms to ensure successful implementation.
Local agencies are a favorite target for cyberattacks. Plan now
for what can happen if a cyberattacker seizes control of your
city’s data and systems.
This new law affects cities in several significant ways.
An untreated mental health condition can have fatal consequences
and a devastating impact on the community.
A public-private partnership and the community mobilized in
response to rapidly increasing homelessness.
Few technologies have overtaken cities as quickly as that of
dockless bicycles and scooters, and these devices have proved
difficult for cities to regulate.
Communicating with residents was key to developing solutions.
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
This project solved a major problem, and now people are
encouraged to choose alternative forms of transportation.
Even though hateful speech is generally protected under the First
Amendment, some hate speech does not receive protection.
This innovative program keeps one moment of immature indiscretion
from turning into a pattern of criminal behavior that can ruin
any hope for a bright future.
Making wildfire resilience a priority helps cities ensure their
communities are safe and prosperous for generations to come.
Chief Hahn discusses strategies to help build stronger
relationships between the community and local law enforcement.
Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying and
build safe, inclusive communities for all.
A look at how communities can plan for an earthquake and improve
Gain an overview of current issues for cities.
On average, cities spend 2.5 to 3 percent of their overall
budgets on technology.
A look at local zoning and safety regulations that cities may
adopt and apply to firearms retailers.
High school students serve as mentors for younger students.