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 a new emphasis on regional planning for transportation and housing as revised by SB 375.
This webinar held on March 5th featured proven strategies that elected officials, community leaders and staff members can use to ensure their community’s needs are met through the budgeting process by meaningfully engaging the community. Panelists compare and contrast real life examples from the City of Monrovia, City of Bell and City of San Luis Obispo.
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.
Download the entire Best Practices Framework or use the navigation on the left or below to access best practices, case stories and resources by best practice area. The Institute for Local Government’s Sustainability Best Practices Framework offers options for local action in ten areas. They are drawn from practical experiences of cities and counties throughout California.