Public Works & Infrastructure

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Public Works & Infrastructure

Article City Forum Charlotte Dickson and Kanat Tibet

The HEAL Cities Campaign Helps Build Complete Parks Systems

Obesity and related diseases threaten the health of cities’ most vulnerable populations, particularly children and youth. In response, California cities are participating in the Healthy Eating…

Article Features Eva Spiegel

In Desperate Need: California’s Crumbling Streets and Roads

A recent report underscores the critical need in California to develop a transportation funding solution that will keep residents and the economy moving forward.

Hayward’s Water Facility Ranked in Top 30 for On-Site Green Power Production

The facility produces excess energy equivalent to approximately $400,000 annually and offsets energy costs for other city facilities.

Article President’s Message Joanne Mounce

Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.

Article City Forum Jeanette Kennedy

Building Communications Infrastructure for First Responders

The ability to communicate is critically important for first responders in emergency situations. The First Responder Network Authority is working to deliver a broadband network for public safety…

Article City Forum Dan Carrigg

A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and water infrastructure.

Bakersfield Creates Jobs for Homeless People

The city and its partners created a model that helps communities use limited resources to solve multiple problems.

Palmdale’s Season of Service Puts Volunteers to Work

Palmdale gives residents a way to help address critical infrastructure challenges.

Article Features

Local Streets and Roads Awards Recognize Best Practices

The annual Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program recognizes projects that promote fiscal and environmental sustainability in the local transportation system and can be…

Fresno Uses Mobile App to Reach and Engage the Community

The app facilitates a dialogue with Fresno’s diverse residents.

Article President’s Message L. Dennis Michael

Using Technology to Better Serve Our Communities

Many California cities are looking at how the Internet of Things can serve the public.

Article City Forum Eva Spiegel

Volunteers Needed: Study Examines New Ways to Fund Transportation Infrastructure

A statewide study will examine replacing the outdated gasoline tax with a road user charge.

Article Features Julia Lave Johnston

Planning for Healthy and Sustainable Cities: National City Offers a Model

National City used a comprehensive planning approach to address community environmental and health concerns.

Article Features Dan Carrigg

New Economic Development Tools Offer Opportunities for Creativity

Three new tools provide a number of promising options.

Clovis Builds Dry Creek Trailhead to Educate and Connect the Community

The City of Clovis transformed a three-acre unimproved lot into an educational community recreation area that protects natural resources and promotes healthy living.

Article President’s Message L. Dennis Michael

League Leaders Set 2016 Strategic Goals

Each year we ask a diverse group of about 100 city officials to tell us which policy envelopes we need to push, which walls we need to scale and what partnerships we need to build. Bringing…

Article City Forum Mark Cowin

California’s Water: Drought, Floods And Preparedness

Although we have millions of acre-feet of empty space behind dams to capture storm runoff and snowmelt, that space cannot protect Californians against levee breaks, mudslides or overflowing urban…

Article Features Dan Carrigg

2015 Legislative Year in Review

Significant positive developments for the League included the adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory bill package.

Article Executive Director's Message Chris McKenzie

Significant Progress Made on 2015 League Strategic Goals

The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….

Article City Forum Jen JacksonHeidi Sanborn

Extended Producer Responsibility: Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Ensuring that residents properly dispose of hazardous wastes — such as pesticides, batteries, needles and pharmaceuticals — from their homes is an important part of protecting the environment…