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So Cal Edison to Terminate Street Light Acquisition Program
Thomas Jackson, Public CEO 

Southern California Edison's (SCE) program that allows cities to buy their street lights opened a floodgate of substantial cost savings and gave cities control over the most visible aspect of their communities. However, that window of opportunity is closing quickly.

SCE has announced that effective August 15th any city that has not submitted the $10,000 and appropriate paperwork will lose the option to acquire their street lights. This announcement has come as a surprise to local government and reflects a significant policy change on the part of SCE. Read full article...

Free Webinar: Revising Sign Ordinances After Reed v. Town of Gilbert
League of California Cities: News Articles
In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, the Supreme Court ruled that Gilbert's sign code violated the First Amendment. Most sign codes apply different rules to different categories of signs based on content, which the Supreme Court now generally prohibits. As a result, many communities must now revise their sign codes. 

Discuss the practical implications of this case for local governments with John M. Baker, Greene Espel:

Free Webinar: Wednesday, August 19
10:00 am - 11:15 a.m.
Register online
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This short but interesting video features a busy L.A. intersection, illustrating the many hazards facing both pedestrians and drivers, as well as some engineering techniques that may improve safety.
This video is part of an analysis of pedestrian safety by the L.A. Times.
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