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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

June 2018

AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

We are partnering with the League of California Cities and Renne Public Law Group on an AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Webinar. AB 1661 requires local agency officials to receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training and education within the first six months of taking office and every two years thereafter if the agency provides any type of compensation, salary or stipend to those officials.

Webinar: Thursday, August 16th 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Click here to register.

Webinar attendees must be present at a computer to participate, and confirmation of active participation will be determined by answering a series of questions via email following the webinar. Each attendee must have an individual registration in order to receive a certificate of completion.

The League and Institute for Local Government recommend that city officials consult with their city attorney to confirm this webinar satisfies the requirements of the local agency.

In Case You Missed It: Homelessness Webinar

Learn more about lessons learned and the Homelessness Task Force Report, developed by the Joint Homelessness Task Force of the League of California Cities and the CA State Association of Counties, to help local governments begin to tackle this complex issue.

Watch the webinar here.

Three Ways to Connect With Your Community’s Youth

Connecting with your community’s youth to promote civic education and engagement provides a number of benefits and has the potential to create a generation of active, informed citizens. Learning more about local government functions, roles and responsibilities also builds youth awareness of public sector careers. In addition, youths gain a better understanding of the importance of voting, volunteering and voicing their ideas and concerns when it comes to their community. Local governments across the state are implementing a range of youth-focused civic engagement and education efforts, both small and large scale, that best meet local needs and align with available resources.

Read article here.

For more information about our Government Engaging Youth work, visit

CSDA Award Nominations for 2018 Now Open!

Each year, CSDA presents various awards during the CSDA Annual Conference and Exhibitor Showcase. There are several different categories open to enter your district, chapter, and/or an individual.

The award categories are:

  • Board Member of the Year
  • General Manager of the Year
  • Staff Member of the Year
  • Ralph Heim Exceptional Outreach and Advocacy
  • William Hollingsworth Award of Excellence
  • CSDA Chapter of the Year
  • Innovative Program/Project of the Year
  • Exceptional Public Outreach and Advocacy

Learn more on how to submit a nomination here.

Entry Deadline: Friday, July 20th

Partner News

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore: Negotiable Aspects of Organizational Restructuring Webinar

Saturday, June 28th 10am-11am

This webinar will discuss the negotiation process concerning periodic labor relations events such as updating job descriptions, departmental reorganizations, contracting-out, lay-offs and other management actions.
Read more here.

BBK Law: Social Media Meets the First Amendment Webinar

Wednesday, July 11th 10am-11am

This webinar, will discuss how the First Amendment interacts with social media platforms and how it applies to recent federal and state rulings in every day practice.

Read more here.


Newsletter Archives

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