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The latest from the Local Government Commission

Livable Places Update – Rediscovering the California Dream

March 2016 To understand how far we’ve come over the last 25 years and the significance of the Ahwahnee Principles, it’s helpful to set the scene and go back to 1991.

The California Adaptation Forum

Join us September 7-8, 2016 for the 2nd California Adaptation Forum. Registration for the forum will open in mid June!

Registration Now Open: 7th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum taking place on June 15-16, 2016 in Riverside, CA. The forum is offered at no-cost to California local governments and will feature updates from key state agencies, highlight innovative local energy and climate change programs, offer capacity-building trainings, and provide several networking opportunities.

Local Government Commission Videos

Speaking at the 2016 Yosemite Conference, Santa Monica City Manager, Rick Cole, provides a retrospective on the role the LGC network has played in advancing smart growth over the last 35 years and prospective on the opportunities and challenges we should be focusing on in the future.

Watch more from the 2016 Yosemite Conference!

Kate Meis, Executive Director of the Local Government Commission, speaks during the kickoff plenary at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference.

Watch more from the 2016 New Partners Conference!