Local Government

Los Angeles and Orange Counties: Census 2020 Challenges
Sara Noceto, December 2019
This background paper summarizes the particular challenges that Los Angeles and Orange counties face in obtaining an accurate count during the Census 2020 effort. Prepared at the request of the Senate Select Committee on the 2020 U.S. Census.

Statewide Media Approaches for California’s Census 2020 Effort
Sara Noceto, August 2019
Prepared at the request of the Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census

U.S. Census 2020 and the Role of Nonprofits and Local Governments: Background Paper
Sara Noceto, August 2018
Prepared at the request of the Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census

The sales Tax Add-Ons: A New Trend in Local Government Finance
Meg Svoboda, January 2012
California now has 132 "special taxing jurisdictions" generating more than $3.7 billion in local government revenue, a figure tax experts predict will grow in the years ahead. 

The Workforce Investment Act: How Is the Federal Funding Being Spent?
Daniel Rounds, May 2011
Hundreds of millions of dollars are allocated annually to California through this federal act, and most Local Workforce Investment Boards report spending far less on job training than on employment services at One-Stop Career Centers. 

The U.S. Supreme Court Recently Impose Limits on State and Local Firearm-Control Laws. What Does That Mean for California?
Lindsey V. Scott-Flórez, October 2010
A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Second Amendment applies to state and local laws

Eminent Domain and Redevelopment Agencies: The Debate Continues
Erin Riches, January 2008
The 2005 U.S. Supreme Court's Kelo decision generated a great deal of discussion in California about how redevelopment agencies—local agencies aimed at revitalizing blighted areas—use eminent domain.

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