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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995
Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro won election to a seat on the influential National League of Cities Board of Directors during the organization's conference in Phoenix last week. A member of the City Council since 1966, Ferraro has long been active with the league, especially its Transportation and Communications Committee. He was instrumental in the league's decision to hold its nationwide meeting, the Congress of Cities, in Los Angeles in 1999.
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December 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The new president of the National League of Cities says he'll try to focus national attention on the effect of media violence on children. Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, who was elected at the group's national convention in Reno, said a growing body of research showed a link between aggressive behavior and exposure to violence in video games, television shows, movies and songs. The league's annual convention drew more than 5,000 mayors and other city officials.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The Pasadena Police Department is to receive the National League of Cities' highest honor Monday. The league will present its Helen Putnam Award of Excellence to the city and its Police Department for the development and implementation of the Youth Accountability Board.
NATIONAL
December 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Washington Mayor Anthony Williams won election as president of the National League of Cities, an organization of municipal officials. The league counts more than 18,000 cities and towns among its members and lobbies for their interests on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government. At his swearing-in in Indianapolis, Williams promised to pursue "an advocacy agenda" focused on domestic security, education, public safety and affordable housing.
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December 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Washington Mayor Anthony Williams won election as president of the National League of Cities, an organization of municipal officials. The league counts more than 18,000 cities and towns among its members and lobbies for their interests on Capitol Hill and throughout the federal government. At his swearing-in in Indianapolis, Williams promised to pursue "an advocacy agenda" focused on domestic security, education, public safety and affordable housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
Long Beach Councilwoman Jenny Oropeza has been elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors. Oropeza was the only Californian elected to the 48-member board after a competitive nomination process last week at the league's annual conference in Philadelphia. "The National League of Cities will be the voice of the nation's cities in the coming century," Oropeza said. "I am honored and enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent the interests of Long Beach."
NEWS
March 11, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The head of the National League of Cities urged President Clinton and Congress to agree on a balanced budget this year. "The federal government cannot be allowed to pass the buck," said league President Greg Lashutka, who is mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He addressed about 3,000 officials at the group's annual convention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The City Council recently allocated $11,831 for membership in the National League of Cities, a program that helps train council members on legislative and policy matters. The council also allocated $361,970 of Federal Empowerment Zone funds to several city recreation programs.
NEWS
January 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Drug problems worsened last year in 58% of the nation's cities, making the issue the top worry of urban leaders, a survey by the National League of Cities said. Fewer than one city in 10 reported making headway in the war on drugs. Alan Beals, league executive director, said in Washington that rather than going to the states, the $2.2 billion in federal drug aid is "needed in our cities where the war against drugs is being fought."
NATIONAL
December 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The new president of the National League of Cities says he'll try to focus national attention on the effect of media violence on children. Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, who was elected at the group's national convention in Reno, said a growing body of research showed a link between aggressive behavior and exposure to violence in video games, television shows, movies and songs. The league's annual convention drew more than 5,000 mayors and other city officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
The Pasadena Police Department is to receive the National League of Cities' highest honor Monday. The league will present its Helen Putnam Award of Excellence to the city and its Police Department for the development and implementation of the Youth Accountability Board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The City Council recently allocated $11,831 for membership in the National League of Cities, a program that helps train council members on legislative and policy matters. The council also allocated $361,970 of Federal Empowerment Zone funds to several city recreation programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1998 | JOHN POPE and LISA ADDISON and DEBRA CANO
City Councilwoman Bev Perry has been named vice chairwoman of the National League of Cities' Community and Economic Development Policy Committee, officials recently announced. The committee is one of six that develop policy positions on national issues involving municipal governments. "Bev Perry's presence on this committee in 1998 will help ensure that NLC members are well informed on issues that are so vitally important to their constituents," said Brian O'Neill, the league's president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
Long Beach Councilwoman Jenny Oropeza has been elected to the National League of Cities Board of Directors. Oropeza was the only Californian elected to the 48-member board after a competitive nomination process last week at the league's annual conference in Philadelphia. "The National League of Cities will be the voice of the nation's cities in the coming century," Oropeza said. "I am honored and enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent the interests of Long Beach."
NEWS
March 11, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The head of the National League of Cities urged President Clinton and Congress to agree on a balanced budget this year. "The federal government cannot be allowed to pass the buck," said league President Greg Lashutka, who is mayor of Columbus, Ohio. He addressed about 3,000 officials at the group's annual convention.
NEWS
February 9, 1996 | SHERI L. WASSENAAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crimes committed by America's youth lead the list of problems that are becoming increasingly acute for cities across the country, according to a nationwide survey released Thursday by the National League of Cities. Of more than 400 city officials participating in the survey, 62% said that youth crime became more severe in 1995, placing it at the top of 26 issues of concern to municipal leaders. Youth crime also was cited as the problem that has worsened most over the last five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992
Mayor Robert F. Gentry has been chosen to serve on a National League of Cities committee that will help define the league's policy on a wide range of issues, including recycling and the use of natural resources. Gentry's appointment to the 35-member Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee was announced by league president Glenda E. Hood, a city commissioner from Orlando, Fla. "The committee will have the lead role . . .
NEWS
August 29, 1989
The National League of Cities, aware of a squeeze on federal funds, called on President Bush to reorder his priorities away from military and foreign aid spending to greater funding of child-care facilities, low-income housing and anti-drug and teen-age pregnancy programs in urban areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995
Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro won election to a seat on the influential National League of Cities Board of Directors during the organization's conference in Phoenix last week. A member of the City Council since 1966, Ferraro has long been active with the league, especially its Transportation and Communications Committee. He was instrumental in the league's decision to hold its nationwide meeting, the Congress of Cities, in Los Angeles in 1999.
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