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
League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting
legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the
redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on
An upward trend in substance abuse spurred a partnership of the
city, county and school district.
In dealing with public encampments and vehicle habitation, city
officials must be sensitive to the constitutional rights of the
affected individuals, who are often homeless, and the many…
California is vulnerable to earthquakes, floods, wildfires,
tsunamis, hazardous materials spills, acts of terrorism and many
other natural and human-caused disasters. For this reason state
Few city officials or residents favor the idea of repealing an
ordinance intended to protect children from sexual predators, but
many cities with such ordinances are being forced to do just that
The Goleta Prepare Now/Goleta Prepárese Hoy program provides
education and training to community members so they can assist
their families and neighborhoods during a disaster.
Monrovia’s YES Program Opens Doors For At-Risk Teens The program
provides career opportunities and guidance.
Launched in 2014, the awards highlight cities and counties using
innovative projects to achieve safety, preservation and
sustainability goals for the local street and road systems.