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
Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial
transparency and promotes greater trust.
Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal
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
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.