Like many cities throughout California, Montclair and Ontario are
faced with breaking the cycle of low adult educational
attainment, family poverty and workforce development hurdles. An
Under realignment, state prisons will house the most serious offenders while county jails will house lower-level felons. This article examines which offenders are covered, sentencing, post-release…
Activities that help youth become involved in and understand issues related to sustainability span a broad range.
Summer at City Hall focuses on teen learning and leadership and
provides a model for other communities seeking to create an
engaging and enriching summer program for youth.
Rather than have a national “conversation” about race, President
Obama suggested, in effect, that we have millions of
conversations about it over the next few years.
The Institute for Local Government is offering several sessions
at the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo
to provide educational opportunities for city officials.
Participants get hands-on experience in public safety work.
These projects increase civic pride and produce remarkable results.
SmartRiverside has helped transform the city by promoting
high-tech businesses, encouraging collaboration and creating a
forum for communication between students and high-tech
The app provides a way to report a wide range of issues,
including potholes, vandalism, water leaks and more, directly to
By supporting wellness efforts, cities can offer an environment
where residents and employees are encouraged to be more
physically active, eat nutritious food and enjoy the advantages
of good health.
The Neighborhood Impact Program uses neighborhood revitalization
and partnerships to address health, safety and social issues.
In tough economic times expectations remain high for cities to
provide quality public services and facilities, though resources
to fund desired projects are scarce. One strategy for
Green training programs that focus on youth also contribute to
local economies and job expansion.
By acting now, local officials can build a future pool of committed, prepared public servants.
The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable
electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train
workers for the green energy industry.