• California JPIA Member City of Paramount Helps Discourage Dangerous and Illegal Activities with Sideshow Law

    city of paramount sign Many cities have faced challenges when trying to deter illegal street racing and sideshow intersection takeovers. Illegal street racing occurs when drivers race their vehicles at high speeds on public streets. Sideshows are illegal gatherings where drivers take over city intersections and wide stretches of road to do stunts with their cars, including burnouts, doughnuts, and figure-eights.
  • Orange is the New Black: The California JPIA Recognizes the City of Atascadero’s Innovative Trash Solution

    The City of Atascadero supports local individuals facing homelessness with an innovative trash solution: the Orange Bag program.
  • California JPIA Recognizes Agoura Hills’ 40th Anniversary

    Agoura Hills Photo On December 8, 2022, the City of Agoura Hills turned 40. First occupied by Native Americans and later populated by Spanish and American settlers, Agoura Hills was incorporated in 1982, making it the 83rd city in Los Angeles County. Over the past 40 years, the city has maintained its commitment to honoring its history, supporting the quality of life of its residents, and protecting and preserving its local environment.
  • Sacramento Removes More Local Control: AB 2030, AB 2494 and AB 1307

    Sacramento Removes More Local Control: AB 2030, AB 2494, AB 1307 Over the past several months, various bills have passed through the California Governor’s Office that will hamstring local elected officials’ redistricting power. On September 18, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill (AB) 2030, AB 2494 and AB 1307, involving Fresno, Kern, and Riverside counties respectively.
  • Dublin Completes Shift to By-District Elections

    Dublin Completes Shift to By-District Elections On September 6th, the City of Dublin completed its shift to by-district City Council elections. By-district elections will begin with the 2024 City Council election.
  • California JPIA Recognizes Duarte’s 65th Anniversary of Incorporation

    City of Duarte Sign On September 24, 2022, the City of Duarte celebrated its 65th anniversary of incorporation with its annual City Picnic. Planned and executed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, this year’s City Picnic was filled with family-friendly activities and attractions for the entire community hosted in one of Duarte’s beautiful local parks, Royal Oaks Park.
  • Anaheim Redistricting Fulfills Goals of the FAIR MAPS Act

    Map of Anaheim graphic In 2019, California passed Assembly Bill 849, also known as the Fair and Inclusive Redistricting for Municipalities and Political Subdivisions (FAIR MAPS) Act. This act aims to increase community input in the local redistricting process by requiring cities and counties to engage their communities in the redistricting process using public forums, community hearings, websites and general public outreach. 
  • Manteca Residents May Receive Invitations to Fill Out a Monthly Survey

    City of Manteca logo The City of Manteca is collaborating with a public survey research platform, FlashVote, to engage the community and gather valuable input from residents. Beginning Wednesday, February 2, some Manteca residents will receive text messages from FlashVote to sign up for monthly surveys. The City will use this community input to guide decisions about policies and projects.
  • City of Manteca Public Works Department Earns Project of the Year Award

    City of Manteca logo The APWA’s Sacramento Chapter selected the City of Manteca’s State Route 120 Union Road Interchange Project in the Transportation Category.
  • San Gabriel Valley’s First Tiny Home Village Offers Hope to the Unhoused

    Community members and officials gathered this past weekend to laud the opening of a village of 25 tiny homes in the City of Baldwin Park as offering hope to unhoused neighbors. Esperanza (“Hope”) Villa is the first tiny home village of its kind in the San Gabriel Valley, and unsheltered residents of Baldwin Park will begin moving into the units over Thanksgiving week.