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.
This article presents the current legal constraints and
considerations related to local regulation of sober living homes
and residential alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities, which
The city partnered with residents to find creative ways to
address tough challenges.
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.