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Dive deeper into big policy issues and trends and receive practical ideas for city officials in the monthly digital Western City magazine. Each issue offers in-depth, engaging features and articles on important issues for local leaders, including housing, economic development, equity, municipal finance, climate change, and community development. 

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Latest News


  • Cities fare well in final days of the 2022 legislative cycle

    Oct 5, 2022

    Two themes dominated the Capitol as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed or vetoed over 1,000 measures: an emphasis on high-profile, national issues and fiscal prudence. Although the Governor vetoed 169 bills the League of California Cities and its members advanced many city priorities in the final days of the session.
  • President Ali Sajjad Taj appoints 2023 policy committee chairs and vice chairs

    Oct 5, 2022

    League of California Cities President Ali Sajjad Taj has announced his chair and vice chair appointments for the 2023 policy committees. The leadership appointments set the stage for the committees’ work, which begins in January when they hold their first meetings.
  • City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar keynote speaker and schedule announced

    Oct 5, 2022

    Mitchell Friedman, a university lecturer and communications consultant, is the keynote speaker for the 2022 City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar. Scheduled for Dec. 7-9 in Monterey, the seminar equips city clerks of all tenures with the tools needed to respond to emerging challenges and conduct routine business.

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Sherwood, Kayla
Kayla Sherwood
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(916) 658-8213