Participants get hands-on experience in public safety work.
Most people are generally unaware of what lies beneath the streets they travel on each day. Understanding the sub-surface infrastructure is an important local government consideration.
The app provides a way to report a wide range of issues, including potholes, vandalism, water leaks and more, directly to city staff.
SmartRiverside has helped transform the city by promoting high-tech businesses, encouraging collaboration and creating a forum for communication between students and high-tech organizations.
In tough economic times expectations remain high for cities to provide quality public services and facilities, though resources to fund desired projects are scarce. One strategy for overcoming…
Pavement conditions are deteriorating throughout California, and while the costs are high for even the most basic repair and maintenance, the price tag for waiting is far higher, from both an…
Cities are increasingly using civil actions rather than criminal prosecution to curb illegal drug sales within their borders. Often such actions are taken either under general nuisance laws or the…
Like many California cities, San Carlos has faced some serious budgetary challenges in recent years.
High-tech tools are making it possible for cities to issue alerts in real time to their communities, respond more quickly to emergencies and maximize scarce resources.
Cities can draw on their own police powers and state laws to abate problems from drugs and prostitution to graffiti and gangs.
Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their communities now have access to a variety of new resources.
The California Local Energy Assurance Planning program offers local governments support in planning for interruptions to energy supplies.
Hayward’s Mural Art Program offers an outstanding example of a local effort that has helped reduce crime, build public-private partnerships, enhance community pride and save taxpayers’ money.
The California corrections realignment plan is sweeping and aggressive. Instead of trying to accomplish a decline in prison population over a gradual period, the California plan is largely driven…