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.
The city mobilized a hard-hitting campaign to address a crisis.
A foundation of community trust and strong community relationships is crucial for law enforcement to effectively prevent crime and safely resolve situations that involve residents.
We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this year on our strategic goals and in other areas.
A partnership of the League and the FPPC can provide numerous resources to support community dialogue about transparency.
An unexpected event requires careful, strong management and teamwork in the face of extreme pressure.
Don’t miss ILG sessions and events at the conference. Meet the staff, browse materials and get answers to your questions.
Local agency employees’ personal accounts and devices may be subject to the state’s Public Records Act.
Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.
Public figures need to pay attention to more than just newspaper coverage.
Technology increasingly serves as the backbone for providing local services.
Adapting and responding to cyber threats and protecting critical infrastructure are essential for cities.
Online tools can bring more diverse voices to the local decision-making process.
Social media and other tools are impacting city strategies.
Immigrants contribute significantly to California’s economy, both as employers and workers. The cities of Brawley, Oakley and Mountain View offer examples of how engaging immigrant communities…