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The latest from the Local Government Commission

New Drought Tolerant Landscaping Program Launched

Habitat Fresno’s Landscape Program has partnered with the LGC’s WeCAN (Water Energy Community Action Network) rebate program to improve quality of communities.

Electric Vehicles: You Can’t Plan for Transportation’s Future by Looking Backward

Kate Meis and Joseph Oldham discuss the progress of electric vehicle adoption in California and the future of transportation.

2016 Annual Report

The Local Government Commission has released its 2016 Annual report. Read more about our many achievements over the past year.

Featured Newsletters

Livable Places Update – February

February’s article: Driving the Next Decade: The Challenge to Put More Zero-Emission Cars on the Road

Past Issues of Livable Places Update

Currents: Winter 2016

Currents provides readers with current information on energy issues affecting local governments in California.

Past Issues of CURRENTS

CivicSpark Newsletter – February

This monthly CivicSpark newsletter features updates on CivicSpark projects and highlights.

Past Issues of CivicSpark Newsletter

Featured Podcast

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.

Is the Smart-Growth Movement at an Inflection Point? – February 23, 2017

Sustainability and Economic Opportunity and Inclusion

Listen to other recent Infinite Earth Podcasts.

Featured Videos

Beyond Healthcare Forum

Major players and key representatives in the healthy communities movement convene in this engaging session at the New Partners Conference.

Housing Solutions: Accessing the American Dream

New Partners Conference speakers discuss innovative ways to increase our housing supply.

Kate Meis: Private Sector Solutions for Public Benefit Projects

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