Oct. 5, 2012
Issue #108

Editor's Note

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Veto Messages on Infrastructure-Related Bills Point to Revisiting Issue in 2013

Veto messages are not usually the place to seek inspiration, but they can provide a window into a Governor’s thinking. So when Gov. Jerry Brown opted to veto all of the various infrastructure-related bills on his desk last week, including SB 214 (Wolk), which was supported by the League, it is worth reviewing these messages both for what they say and don’t say.

Key words: Economic Development, Infrastructure Financing Districts, Legislation


Cap and Trade Moves Forward

Beginning this fall, the State Air Resources Board (ARB) is running a Cap and Trade Auction that is projected in future years to provide a multi-billion annual revenue stream. A portion of Cap and Trade Auction revenues will likely be available to local government. Gov. Jerry Brown signed two key bills last month that put in to motion discussions on the state’s investment plan for revenues beginning next summer.

Key words: Environmental Quality, Green House Gases, Revenue and Taxation


League Hosts Successful Webinar on Solar Permitting

Governor Signs Solar Legislation

On Tuesday, the League hosted a free webinar to discuss the new California Solar Permitting Guidebook recently released by Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR).

Key words: Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events, Legislation


Register Now for the 2013 City Managers’ Department Meeting in San Francisco

Registration is now open for the League of California Cities’ 2013 City Managers’ Department meeting in San Francisco being held on Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2013.

Key words: City Managers, Meetings and Events


Municipal Finance Institute Registration Open Until Oct. 29

Join municipal finance directors, city management and municipal finance professionals Nov. 28 – 29 in San Jose for the League of California Cities Municipal Finance Institute. Register today to ensure you get housing at the Fairmont Hotel for the outstanding rate of $140 plus tax.

Key words: Fiscal Officers, Meetings and Events


Applications Due Nov. 1 for CalRecycle’s Rubberized Pavement Grants

CalRecycle is now accepting applications for its FY 2012-13 Rubberized Pavement Grant Program (formerly known as the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete [RAC] Grant Program). The grants encourage local governments to use rubberized pavement to increase recycling of California-generated waste tires.

Key words: Environmental Quality, Revenue and Taxation, Grants and Funding


Western City’s October Articles online

Read these articles online in the October issue of Western City magazine.

Key words: Western City, Economic Development, Meetings and Events, League Partners, Helen Putnam Awards


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