June 7, 2013
In cities across America, municipal leaders are taking action to reduce childhood obesity, one of our nation’s most pressing public health challenges.
June 7, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) has published a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000.
June 7, 2013
Join the Institute for Local Government (ILG) for a free webinar on June 25 at 1:30 p.m. about the new “Creating Safe Walking and Bicycling Communities: Safe Routes to School Decision Maker’s” Toolkit.
May 8, 2013
Originally released on April 18, the League’s 2013 Hot Bills List has been updated to reflect the most current status of bills of most importance to cities. Several bills have been removed from the original list because they are not expected to move this year. Several bills have been added to the list. The list below is to date as of May 8, 2013.
May 2, 2013
Historic preservation in multiple capacities is an important priority for California cities because it is proven to create jobs, increase property values, expand cultural tourism and revitalized neglected downtowns.
April 18, 2013
Today the League has released the list of 26 “Hot Bills” for 2013 that reflects positions on these bills as of April 18.
April 12, 2013
On April 4–5, the League’s eight standing policy committees met in Pasadena.
March 29, 2013
The April issue covers a variety of helpful topics, including how to get your city’s public meetings back on track, opportunities to save on pension costs through collective bargaining after pension reform, the new Cities for Workforce Health program, making the transition from local government office to the state Legislature, and much more.
March 8, 2013
The League is currently reviewing hundreds of this year’s regular session bills and evaluating their potential implications for local government agencies.
February 1, 2013
A healthy, productive workforce is vital to your city’s success. When you improve employee health and wellness, you’ll see less absenteeism, reduced medical risks and increased productivity.
January 25, 2013
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities, HHS and the National League of Cities encourage League member cities to join Let's Move Cities Towns and Counties or renew their commitment if they joined in 2009 or 2010.
January 22, 2013
Hundreds of city officials from across the state converged in Sacramento Jan. 17-18 for the first policy committee meetings of 2013. The League’s policy making process relies on the participation of a diverse group of city officials from across the state.
December 21, 2012
Did you know that over 65 California communities can recycle foam in their curbside recycling bins?
December 7, 2012
On Nov. 13, via webinar, and on Nov. 14, in Riverside, the League held its Annual Legislative Briefings. The presentations focused on the state budget and key developments from the 2011-12 legislative year.
September 21, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to take action on hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature and sent to his desk. On Sept. 4, the League published a comprehensive list of bills of interest to cities and on Sept. 14 published subsequent actions taken by the Governor.
September 12, 2012
The League has requested that the Governor veto AB 1616 (Gatto), which would require cities to issue permits to “cottage food operations” that operate out of a residence and deem them to be a permitted use of residential property for local zoning, building, and fire codes. Cities are encouraged to also send veto request letters immediately.
August 30, 2012
This year the League has been tracking a number of major bills which affect cities as reflected in its updated Aug. 10 Major Bills List. This week, the League also published a list of gut and amends that affect cities. The following actions have occurred for the bills the League is tracking.
August 27, 2012
The last week of session is typically filled with last minute gut and amends. This year is no different. The following bills are still being analyzed by League staff for potential impacts to cities.
August 17, 2012
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) invites cities and towns across the nation to apply for $50,000 in funding to encourage and increase physical activity among kids and emphasize family and social cohesion as part of its Play Streets program.
July 13, 2012
Don’t miss these articles from the July issue of Western City magazine.