The Cities Counties Schools Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to improving the conditions of children, families and communities at the local level by promoting and encouraging coordination, integration and increased efficiency of local services and joint facilities use among cities, counties and schools in all California communities.
The partnership is made up of appointed members representing the California School Boards Association, California State Association of Counties, and League of California Cities.
Insitute staff support the Cities Counties Schools Partnership. The CCS Partnership’s website is www.ccspartnership.org. For information about CCS’ financial transparency, visit Guidestar.
This guide explains active transportation and the conditions in a community that support safe walking and bicycling to schools and other neighborhood destinations. It offers tools for local governments to support active transportation. Because decisions about transportation investments in California occur across an array of agencies, the guide explains the regional and state context within which city, county and school leaders can collaborate to create safer walking and bicycling environments.
Local governments around California are making impressive strides to cooperate with each other to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of delivering government services. While each governmental entity in the state provides unique services to its constituents, the long range and daily operations of governments with similar geographic boundaries intersect in many ways, including: