The workshop involved city officials from throughout California and built on the success of prior years while developing a guide for 2016 as well.
The adopted goals are as follows:
2016 Strategic Goals
- Increase Funding for Critical Transportation and Water infrastructure. Provide additional state and federal financial assistance and new local financing tools to help meet the critical transportation (streets, bridges, active transportation and transit) and water (supply, sewer, storm water, flood control, etc.) infrastructure maintenance and construction needs throughout California’s cities.
- Improve Housing Affordability. Increase state and federal financial support, reduce regulatory barriers, and provide additional incentives and local financial tools to address chronic homelessness and improve housing affordability and availability in cities throughout the state.
- Update the Local Government Tax Structure to Respond to the New Economy and Stimulate Economic Growth. Consistent with existing constitutional protections for property, sales and local taxes, develop and enact reforms to the local government tax structure to respond to the growth in e-commerce, the shift from the consumption of goods to the consumption of services, changing patterns of commerce and innovations in technology.
Previous years’ goals are available on the League website