When a tragic event occurs and an investigation follows, it’s
helpful for elected local officials to keep a few key issues in
In 2008 the massage industry helped craft SB 731, which established a voluntary certification process for massage professionals through the California Massage Therapy Council. The bill’s intent…
For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the League has
identified infrastructure investment as one of its top
priorities. You don’t have to look far to understand why.
Under realignment, state prisons will house the most serious offenders while county jails will house lower-level felons. This article examines which offenders are covered, sentencing, post-release…
At the League’s 2013 Annual Conference, the League General Assembly approved Resolution #2, related to public safety realignment.
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.
SmartRiverside has helped transform the city by promoting
high-tech businesses, encouraging collaboration and creating a
forum for communication between students and high-tech
The app provides a way to report a wide range of issues,
including potholes, vandalism, water leaks and more, directly to
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
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
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
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.