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LGC supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, cost effective technical assistance, and policy guidance on Climate Change, Community Design, Energy, Water, and National Service.

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 Impact Report

We are excited to share our 2021 Impact Report, detailing the work our organization has done this year to support local leaders committed to thriving, climate-resilient communities. Read it here.

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…

Press Release: Senator Dodd Introduces Climate Resilience Districts Bill

SACRAMENTO, CA January 18, 2022 — Today Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced SB 852, sponsored by the Local Government Commission, which would allow local jurisdictions to form climate resilience districts in order to address the effects of climate change. SB 852 will permit cities, counties, or special districts to establish districts which can use local, state, federal, and private funding to underwrite projects and actions which will respond through mitigation or adaptation to the risks posed by wildfire, extreme heat, sea level rise, flooding, drought, and other impacts of climate change.

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