Jan. 18, 2013
Issue #7

Editor's Note

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 Hundreds of City Officials Attend League of California Cities Academy for Newly Elected Officials in Sacramento

It was a busy week in Sacramento for the more than 450 city officials who attended the sold-out 2013 League of California Cities’ New Mayors and Council Members Academy in Sacramento, Jan. 16–18. The annual event provides essential training on the role of elected officials and important policy issues as well as an opportunity to network with colleagues. The substantive content addressed many of the major responsibilities of serving as a mayor or council member with expert presenters on a wide range of topics including open government laws, ethics, land use, city finance and how policies made at the state level affect cities.

Key words: Mayor & Council members, Meetings and Events


Want to Learn More About the Legislative Process in California?

The League has created a new webpage under our resources section called “Learn About the Legislative Process” with information to help our members understand the complex California legislative process and ways in which city officials can be engaged in advocacy efforts.

Key words: League Policy, Assembly, Senate


New Public Engagement Resources Available through ILG Website

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) updated and expanded its set of public engagement resources available online. These public engagement tip sheets, longer publications, case stories and other materials help local officials make good decisions about the design, delivery and assessment of their public engagement processes.

Key words: Institute for Local Government


Two League Employees Receive 2012 National League of Cities’ Stutz Award

 This week, during the League’s New Mayor’s and Council Members’ Academy two staff members, Yvonne Hunter and Kaye Brewer, were presented with the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2012 Stutz Award. The Stutz Award annually recognizes individuals who have served 25 years or more with a state municipal league. The League commends both Yvonne and Kaye for their contributions and dedication to the League and all California cities.

Key words: Meetings and Events

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