November 22, 2013
The California Department of Parks and Recreation is offering Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants to cities for acquisition, development and maintenance of outdoor park and recreation facilities.
October 17, 2013
The California Arts Council recently announced grant awards for its signature programs: Artists in Schools, Creating Places of Vitality, State-Local Partnership, and Statewide Networks.
August 30, 2013
Across the country local elected officials are working to make their communities healthier places to live, work, learn, and play. In rural and small communities, elected officials are examining and implementing solutions to improve access to healthy food and make it easier for people to be physically active.
July 30, 2013
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is currently soliciting potential pipeline projects in connection with its 2013 application for New Markets Tax Credits.
July 30, 2013
This fall the Cities Counties Schools Partnership (CCS) will launch an online toolkit about community schools partnerships for local agency elected officials and staff.
July 18, 2013
The California Arts Council recently announced that it is receiving an additional $2 million in funding as a result of surplus savings from the 2013 State Assembly operating budget.
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.