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Ventura, CA | County Board Of Supervisors Provides $70 Million In 4 Rounds Of Business Assistance Grants

Ventura, CA | County Board Of Supervisors Provides $70 Million In 4 Rounds Of Business Assistance Grants

Ventura, CA – The County of Ventura Board of Supervisors has unanimously supported more than $70 million in Business Assistance Grants for small businesses throughout the County of Ventura since the summer of 2020. The Board received a report at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting of the latest status and the impact those funds are […]

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

California Is 20th Least Dependent On Federal Aid

For many Americans, the federal government’s packages to stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic are notable for the direct relief they have offered to individual households, like stimulus checks and expanded unemployment benefits. But these bills have also brought unprecedented levels of federal investment into state and local governments. One of the major features […]

Commentary| Why Cities Burn

Commentary| Why Cities Burn

Editorial  By Mike Smith Says Ben Shapiro in The Bigotry of No Expectations: “Everyone has a right to expect that the police will treat them in accordance with the law. American citizens also have the right to expect that when things go wrong, their cities won’t burn.” Ben Shapiro is half right. Expecting to be […]

Here Are The Major Cities Hit With Violent Protests And Riots Over The Weekend

Here Are The Major Cities Hit With Violent Protests And Riots Over The Weekend

MARY ROSE CORKERY REPORTER   Several major cities, including Portland, experienced chaos this weekend as demonstrators clashed with law enforcement and protests turned violent. Demonstrations in Seattle, Richmond, Austin, New York, Denver and Oakland also turned violent amid widespread protests against police brutality and systematic racism. Protesters have pushed for police reform for more than two […]

A different kind of pandemic is stalking California’s cities

A different kind of pandemic is stalking California’s cities

By California Policy Center If you’re looking for dark entertainment, you could do worse than the reality show unfolding throughout California. First, state and local officials supported the nearly total shutdown of the state’s economy as a necessary response to Covid-19. That killed the sales and other tax revenues that are the life’s blood of local […]

Auditor: State’s 12 largest cities all at financial risk

Auditor: State’s 12 largest cities all at financial risk

    By Chris Reed According to a new website run by California State Auditor Elaine Howle and her staff, the dozen most populated cities in California all have significant fiscal problems and will be forced into major adjustments in coming years. Eleven of the cities – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, […]

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

    by Ed Ring, California Policy Center  When speaking about pension burdens on California’s cities and counties, a perennial question is how much are the costs going to increase? In recent years, California’s biggest pension system, CalPERS, has offered “Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports” that purport to answer that question. Notwithstanding the fact that CalPERS […]

2017’s Best Cities for Vegetarians & Vegans – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best Cities for Vegetarians & Vegans – WalletHub Study

With Nov. 1 being World Vegan Day and research showing that skipping meat can save the average person at least $750 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians. To determine the best and cheapest places for following a plant-based diet, WalletHub’s analysts compared the […]

2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities In America

2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities In America

Read on for WalletHub findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of their methodology. Experts might not agree on the “best” or the “right” recipe for rapid economic growth, but some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity. Patterns emerge within those cities, allowing us to identify the contributing factors […]

2017’s Best Coffee Cities in America + National Coffee Day Deals – WalletHub Reports

2017’s Best Coffee Cities in America + National Coffee Day Deals – WalletHub Reports

With National Coffee Day around the corner and the U.S. coffee industry currently valued at $48 billion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Coffee Cities in America, along with its list of top coffee deals and discounts offered by retailers during the holiday. To determine the best local coffee scenes […]

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