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The city stepped up when wells ran dry.
The League offers a variety of new tools and resources to support cities’ transparency efforts.
Promoting diversity at City Hall is a key strategy for ensuring equitable public service.
As national and state programs fall short of fully addressing this issue, California’s cities and counties are focusing on collaboration, cooperation and support at the local level to tackle homelessness.
A new report from the League and its partners showcases existing and emerging approaches that are having a positive impact on homelessness in California communities.
The community and city collaborated to build a much-needed park.
The TIERS Framework and Learning Lab support the use of deliberative planning to better engage the public.
California cities use a variety of methods, including citizens’ academies and similar programs, to engage residents in civic life and give them a voice.
Kindness is about culture; it is a way of thinking and acting. The ability to foster community resiliency is one of the most important benefits of promoting kindness.
This voluntary program recognizes elected officials for continuing their education to enhance their knowledge and skills and for undertaking leadership roles to better serve the public.
When making decisions or taking action, the savvy local official embraces the notion that the law creates a floor for ethical behavior — not a ceiling. In other words, just because a particular…
Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial transparency and promotes greater trust.
Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal issue.
Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.
A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for recently released offenders.
Increasing pension costs could push cities already in financial distress closer to the brink of bankruptcy.