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News from the Institute for Local Government


News from the Institute for Local Government

This monthly newsletter features ILG news and resources as well as upcoming events of interest to local officials, staff and residents across California

August 2018

Connect with us at the League of California Cities Conference

This year we will be offering a number of conference sessions and events at the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo. We will be hosting a table at the Expo — stop by and meet our staff, browse our materials and get answers to your questions.

Here is a list of ILG led conference sessions and events:

AB 1234 Ethics Training

  • Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00am

Tie into TIERS: A Guide to Practical Public Engagement

  • Wednesday, September 12 at 3:45pm

Before, During and After California Wildland Fires: The New Normal

  • Thursday, September 13 at 8:15am

Igniting Passion for Public Service: Civics Education & Workforce Development

  • Thursday, September 13 at 4:15pm

Beacon Spotlight Awards Reception

  • Thursday, September 13 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Reducing Homelessness in your Community: Where Do You Start?

  • Friday, September 14 at 8am

Click here to learn more about the conference sessions listed above.

See the conference program or app for location details.

Funding to Fight Homelessness

There is a severe human and fiscal cost of homelessness. In response, there’s a new infusion of funding in California–approximately $750 million in three new programs–to help local governments address the needs of California’s homeless population. These programs include:

Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP)                    $500 million

No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program                        $190 million

California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program      $53 million

The California Department of Housing and Community Development will be holding a series of workshops related to the NPLH Program in late August and Early September. The workshops will be held in Sacramento (Aug. 24), Oakland (Aug. 30), Visalia (Sept. 7) and Riverside (Sept. 10).

Encourage Youth to Create a Video for the 2018 Student Video Contest!

The 2018 Student Video Contest is part of the Districts Make the Difference public outreach campaign launched by the California Special Districts Association to increase public awareness and understanding of special districts.

High school and college students are strongly encouraged to participate in this contest for its educational engagement and scholarship opportunities. Enjoy creating a video and learning about special districts for a chance to win up to $2,000!

Learn more and find out how to participate here.

Before, During and After California Wildland Fires: The New Normal

In California, wildfires have gone from being a summer problem to occurring all year long. In this month’s Western City Magazine, learn how communities in California have responded to the “new normal” and how they have been using climate resiliency in their cities.

Read the Western City article here.

County of Alameda Climate Change Adaptation Resources

Climate impacts such as extreme heat and smoky air are affecting residents across California. The Alameda County Office of Sustainability has developed a guide that walks local government staff through the steps to plan a half-day workshop to address a climate impact that is affecting their community. The workshop can help teams identify feasible, near-term steps to help prepare their community. The guide includes sample presentations, agendas and breakout handouts.

Access the guide and related resources here.

Partner News

MMANC Annual Conference

October 22-24

The Municipal Management Association of Northern California’s (MMANC) Annual Conference, will be held October 22-24 at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, CA. Connect with colleagues and learn about Trailblazing Change!
Read more here.

MMASC Annual Conference

October 17-19

The MMASC Annual Conference will be held October 17-19 in Indian Wells. This year’s conference theme is EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS – connect with your local government peers, and gain tools to build upon organizational success.
Read more here.


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