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.
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
Technology increasingly serves as the backbone for providing
Adapting and responding to cyber threats and protecting critical
infrastructure are essential for cities.
Online tools can bring more diverse voices to the local
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
The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced
as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a
sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.