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
Ensuring that residents properly dispose of hazardous wastes —
such as pesticides, batteries, needles and pharmaceuticals — from
their homes is an important part of protecting the environment…
California finally has a strong regulatory framework that upholds
local control, protects public safety and enhances patient
safety. League staff and legal counsel are participating in…
The consolidation occurred without layoffs, demotions or loss of
pay to the affected employees and provided immediate financial
relief for both cities.
The combination of drought, higher temperatures and abundant dry
vegetation means that California’s fire season is now a
Hoarding is a costly problem for cities to tackle, often taking
hours of staff time and costing thousands of dollars.
A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and
led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the
city, school district and multiple agencies.
The city is the first in the nation to have a full-time police
officer position funded by a private company.
Mediators work with crime victims and offenders to help resolve
conflict and make amends.
Emergencies offer an opportunity to connect with residents.
New legislation returned to California cities and counties the
authority to adopt ordinances regarding the massage therapy
industry through a combination of land-use and business
An oil boom in North Dakota and Canada from the Bakken shale
formation and a lack of pipeline infrastructure have led to a
dramatic increase in oil-by-rail shipments nationwide. As the