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Public Works & Infrastructure

Article City Forum Dustin Foster

Toward an Active California: Best Practices for People-Oriented Cities

Cities are working to improve walking, bicycling and transit options. The “All Ages and Abilities” approach uses bikeways that are physically separated from highspeed and high-traffic roadways.

Article Features Gary Lee Moore

Los Angeles Launches a $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program

The nation’s largest sidewalk repair effort gets underway.

Article Features Karalee Browne

Challenges of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Cities are tackling the need for charging infrastructure to power electric vehicles. This article highlights pilot programs, lessons learned and more.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Local Streets and Roads Remain a League Priority in 2018

Cities’ active engagement on transportation issues will be vitally important on several fronts, including documenting road conditions and protecting existing transportation funding.

Article Features

Contract Provisions Expedite Flood Cleanup in San José

An unusual emergency services agreement yielded significant benefits when disaster struck.

Farmersville’s Innovative Dual Roundabouts Welcome Visitors

The project’s safety and traffic improvements helped secure over $3.8 million in grant funds.

Article Legal Notes Clare M. Gibson

Prevailing Wage Compliance: What Cities Should Do to Avoid Penalties Under SB 96

Prevailing wage laws have changed again. Because prevailing wage requirements apply to all public works contracts over $1,000, these new requirements will apply to the vast majority of municipal…

Article Legal Notes Robert Saxe

Court Rejects Challenges to Mello-Roos District in San Ramon

The decision is an important reminder for cities that the creation of Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts may be a potential tool to supplement funds needed to provide services to new…

Article Executive Director's Message Carolyn Coleman

Celebrating Our Accomplishments — and Protecting Local Control

We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this year on our strategic goals and in other areas.

Article Features Dan Sperling

Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles present many potential scenarios.

Article City Forum Cindy Mills

Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and infrastructure.

Oxnard Taps Youth to Improve Quality of Life

City Corps participants gain valuable career skills.

Article Features Jennifer Cohen

Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.

Article City Forum

Transportation Funding Will Begin Flowing Soon

Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.

Article Features Tracy Dunne

Pleasanton Makes Recycling Water a Priority

The city’s efforts will save an estimated 450 million gallons of drinking water per year.

Article Features

Local Streets and Roads Awards Highlight Best Practices

The awards program recognizes local government projects that reduce waste and costs and promote sustainability.

Article City Forum

AskRail App Provides Hazmat Data for First Responders

The app provides immediate access to information about hazardous materials a railcar is carrying.

Article President’s Message Joanne Mounce

Making Cities Smarter

A few key principles apply to any smart city efforts, regardless of size or scope.

Article News from the Institute for the Local Government Randi Kay Stephens

Cities and Schools Partner for Positive, Transformational Outcomes

Culver City offers a model for successful community-schools partnerships.

Article President’s Message Joanne Mounce

How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

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.