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Register for the 2022 Yosemite Policymakers Conference

The 30th Annual Yosemite Policymakers Conference brings together over 100 mayors, city council members, county supervisors, city managers, and other senior executives in the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park. This intimate three-day gathering is designed to support local elected officials with tools and partnership opportunities to implement innovative solutions to our most pressing community challenges. Save your spot today before we sell out!

LGC is staying up to date on the impacts of COVID on local governments and communities. See our pandemic recovery and future resiliency factsheets on reimaging streets and active transportation, shared mobility and transit, telework and access to broadband, watershed health and fire management – and much more. 

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2021 LGC Mid-Year Impact Report

The Local Government Commission (LGC) supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, affordable technical assistance, and policy guidance on climate change, energy, water, and healthy community design.

We Stand in Solidarity with the Fight for Justice, Livability, and Liberation
LGC stands in solidarity with the Black community and all of those demanding an end to police brutality, racism, and injustice in all forms. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more are painful and intolerable…

Statement from LGC Executive Director Kate Wright on Governor Newsom’s signing of three key housing bills.

“California continues to face a dramatic shortage of housing, especially affordable housing, and the median price of a home has climbed over $800,000. By signing SB 8 Skinner, SB 9 Atkins, and SB 10 Wiener, Governor Newsom has taken three significant steps toward streamlining the production of housing, increasing the supply of housing, and creating more housing affordable to more Californians. In addition, by promoting housing on a more compact basis, these bills will support the development of more sustainable and livable communities. This trio of legislation represents the proverbial win, win, win — a win for more housing, a win for sustainable communities, and a win for greater equity in our state.”

Read the full announcement from the Office of the Governor.