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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

November 2017

Sign Up for our Last Two Webinars of the Year!

Tips to Promote an Ethical and Transparent Culture
Date: December 5, 2017  |  Time: 2:00pm
Public Engagement: When to Use a Professional Facilitator
Date: December 14, 2017  |  Time: 10:00am

Click here to find out more and register.

Beacon Program Participants Secure One-Third of State Funding For Urban Greening

The Institute for Local Government congratulates the following Beacon Program participants for successful grant submissions aimed at enhancing green infrastructure to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and create healthier, more vibrant communities. 

  • City of West Sacramento, $5,178,684, Sycamore Trail (Phase II/III) Extension Project
  • Alameda County, $4,100,000, San Leandro Creek Urban Greenway, Phase I
  • City of Richmond, $4,100,000, Greening the Yellow Brick Road
  • City of San Pablo, $3,999,540, Rumrill Complete Green Streets Phase II
  • City of Lynwood, $2,853,000, Lynwood Urban Bicycle Trail
  • City of Sacramento, $2,000,000, Railyards Green Streets
  • City of Sacramento, $1,800,000, Sacramento Northern Parkway & Bike Trail Enhancement
  • City of South Gate, $1,779,200, Long Beach Boulevard Complete Street Greening Project
  • City of Pomona, $1,390,069, Phil & Nell Soto Park
  • City of Oxnard, $1,200,000, Oxnard La Colonia Green Alleys Project
  • City of National City, $1,151,265, Paradise Creek Park
  • City of Visalia, $199,267, Mill Creek Beautification at Burke Street

Click here for more information on these grants and others overseen by the California Natural Resources Agency.


Please Donate to the County Family Fire Fund

Now is our opportunity to help those staff members impacted by the fires. In that light, ILG partner CSAC and the California Association of County Executives (CACE) have established The County Family Fire Fund to assist our impacted colleagues in rebuilding their homes and lives.

Please click here for more information about how you can donate.


Seal on Diploma will be Badge of Honor for Civically Active California Students

Courtesy of EdSource

Created by Assembly Bill 24, the Seal of Civic Engagement will be added to diplomas of high school students who have successfully completed their history, government and civics courses and voluntarily participated in community service or extracurricular activities. Eligibility and criteria for the badge will be decided over the next two years by the Department of Education, and likely to be completed by the State Board of Education in early 2021. Read more.


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