This section is designed to provide local officials with an overview of metropolitan planning organizations – regional agencies governed by local officials within their metropolitan region. These agencies have important responsibilities, including regional planning for transportation and housing to create more sustainable communities, as envisioned by Senate Bill 375.
The Institute offers a number of resources to help local officials and their staffs comply with California’s requirement that local officials periodically refresh their knowledge of public service ethics laws and principles.
Understanding the Basics of County and City Revenues provides a plain language explanation of where revenues to fund California county and city services come from. This resource is available in English and Spanish.