October 3, 2013

Issue #106

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League of California Cities Reinforces Commitment to Local Government Transparency and Accountability in Wake of former City of Bell City Manager Plea

League Has Developed Significant Resources to Ensure Maximum Transparency and Accountability at the Local Level

In response to today’s news that the city of Bell’s former city manager Robert Rizzo has pleaded no contest to 69 counts of public corruption, the League of California Cities issued the following statement condemning the acts of Rizzo and reinforcing the League and all cities’ commitment to the highest standards of ethics, accountability and transparency.

Ethics, Open Government

Federal Shutdown: NLC to Hold Conference Call for Local Officials Tomorrow

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced today it will hold a conference call tomorrow afternoon to update nationwide city officials on recent developments and its position regarding the federal shutdown.
NLC, Federal

New ZEV Resource: Community Readiness Guidebook

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research announced the completion of a new publication and resource: "Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook."

Infrastructure, Transportation, Environmental Quality

The Hit List from WesternCity.com

Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles on WesternCity.com during the past month. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of September.

Western City

Georgetown University Offers $5 Million Incentive for Energy Efficiency Competition

Georgetown University is launching the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a nationwide competition aimed at raising the bar of energy efficiency in communities with a population of 5,000 to 250,000.

Environmental Quality, Meetings & Events
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