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Calendar of League Events

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Executive Director’s Message

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Summer Reading: Food for Thought

Cities and counties throughout Cali-

A new book reminds us how good leaders seize crises to remake organizational habits.

The California Local Energy Assurance Planning program offers local governments support in planning for interruptions to energy supplies.

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fornia are demonstrating leadership in creating vibrant, healthy communities by adopting policies and programs that support sustainability.

City Forum

New Program Offers Help With Planning for Energy Emergencies

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California city officials were stunned when the State Water Resources Control Board issued a highly prescriptive 93-page draft permit containing a number of stringent, unfunded mandates.

New Resources: The Latest In Best Practices and More

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Draft Stormwater Permit Draws Cities Together in New Coalition By Pauline Roccucci

News from the Institute for Local Government

Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their communities now have access to a variety of new resources.

Sustainability’s Many Faces: Beacon Award Program Participants Create Vibrant Communities By Yvonne Hunter and Jessica Aviña Tong

By Chris McKenzie

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Sustainable Cities

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Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities

Annual Conference Preview

By Lindsay Buckley

Cities Guiding Healthy Government

Looking for ways to better maximize resources in economically challenging times? Energy efficiency offers a number of moneysaving advantages.

By Lorraine Okabe The League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference & Expo provides a unique opportunity for city officials and staff to learn from policy-makers and experts.

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Job Opportunities

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Professional Services Directory Cover Photo: Portokalis/ Shutterstock.com

Western City July 2012  

The Environment & Energy Issue

Western City July 2012  

The Environment & Energy Issue

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