In October, a panel of the California Court of Appeals decided a challenge to some amendments to the San Francisco Administrative Code and rendered a decision that California local governments will find troubling. And given California’s influence in land use matters and the nationwide search for solutions to the homelessness problem, this ruling’s implications may ... … [Read more...] about OP-ED: California takings decision unnerves local governments
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By Dan Walters | PUBLISHED: August 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm | UPDATED: August 27, 2018 at 12:31 pm Santa Monica, one of the state’s most left-leaning cities, would seem to be an unlikely arena for a court battle over racial discrimination. However, in a trial this month, the city defends electing city council members “at-large” by all voters, rather than from districts. A lawsuit contends that the system discriminates against Latinos and other non-white residents. It’s the latest of many legal challenges to local governments under the California Voting Rights Act, a 2002 law that makes it easier to overturn at-large voting. Historically, at-large elections were the norm in California for nearly 150 years. However, during the late 20th century, as California’s population became much more diverse, they drew increasingly sharp criticism, particularly from activists in the rapidly increasing Latino community. At-large elections, critics said, often … [Read more...] about A ‘low-profile’ revolution’ changes how local governments hold elections
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By Joel Fox Editor and Co-Publisher of Fox and Hounds Daily Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 At his latest state budget press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown made it clear there will be no state cavalry riding to the rescue of local governments battling the pension monsters local officials created. Therefore, taxpayers will have to be on guard against a potential avalanche of tax measures that could appear to deal with the problem. “A lot of cities signed up for pensions they can’t afford,” Brown told reporters and said the state wasn’t in position to help. The League of Cities acknowledged the growing pension problem releasing a study in February that declared the pension situation “unsustainable.” The study reported that an average of 11% of city budgets go to pension costs today headed to close to 16% by 2024. Add healthcare costs to the mix and cities are already well beyond those percentages. Los Angeles currently sees 20% of its General Fund … [Read more...] about State Won’t Ride to the Rescue over Local Government Pension Problems :: Fox&Hounds
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What is the impact when local government listens to you? People like Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker or Lamar County Administrator Jody Waits know the impact when communication flows to, from constituents. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Ellen Ciurczak, American Staff Writer Published 1:35 p.m. CT May 17, 2018 | Updated 7:45 a.m. CT May 18, 2018 CLOSE Mayor Toby Barker on the many ways to communicate with constituents and increase civic engagement Ellen Ciurczak/Hattiesburg American CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN … [Read more...] about What is the impact when local government listens to you?