On Nov. 24, 2016, The Sacramento Bee published an Op-Ed co-penned by LGC’s Executive Director, Kate Meis, and Councilmember Steve Hansen regarding the importance of local governments to enact environmental policy change noting that historically, “most climate-change leadership and innovative responses have always been driven at the state and local level…”
Nexus Media- a syndicated newswire covering climate, energy, politics, art and culture- recently published an article where Kate Meis, Executive Director of the Local Government Commission, discussed how LGC works with local governments across the country to build sustainable communities. Meis highlights the contributions of CivicSpark, an initiative of the state and the AmeriCorps program that helps local governments address climate change and water management needs. Each year the program recruits 68 “fellows” who contribute more than 65,000 hours at the local level to help California communities respond to climate change and water issues.
In what has become an annual article, L.A. County Planner Clement Lau lists and describes New Partners for Smart Growth annual conference as one of twelve of his favorite national conferences and meetings in the fields of planning, architecture, and landscape architecture.
December’s article: Solving the Affordability Crisis: Practical Strategies to Build More Housing
Currents provides readers with current information on energy issues affecting local governments in California.
Infinite Earth Radio is a podcast produced by Skeo, in association with the Local Government Commission. Each week we interview visionary civic leaders who are transforming the future.
John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, relates his experience working with LGC.
Working together with the the nonprofit POGO Park and the City of Richmond, LGC helped secure funding to create a more livable community.
Rick Cole, provides a retrospective on the role the LGC network has played in advancing smart growth over the last 35 years.