August 22, 2013

Issue #89

Editor's Note

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City Officials Urged to Take Action on Bill that Silences Political Voice of Local Governments

Opposition letters are urgently needed on SB 594 (Hill), a bill with broad language that vastly limits limit the ability of any nonprofit organization that receives any public funding from a local government from participating in state and local ballot campaigns.
Action Item, Legislation, Hot Bills, FPPC, Open Government

League-Opposed SB 311 Now Before Gov. Jerry Brown

Measure Severely Restricts Cities Ability to Address Local Issues in Timely Manner

The measure, authored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), limits labor related charter amendments and newly proposed charters to statewide general elections.

Action Item, Legislation, Hot Bills, Charter Cities, Elections

Help Shape the Future of the National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) helps city leaders from across the country build better communities by advocating for city issues at the federal level; providing applied research and local solutions; and fostering leadership development and peer connections.

Action Item, NLC

New ILG Resource on Ethics for Local Agencies Available 

It can often be difficult to keep track of the various California ethics laws and requirements for local agency officials and staff. Thankfully, the Institute for Local Government (ILG) has just released an updated e-version of the publication, Understanding the Basics of Public Service Ethics.

Ethics, Institute for Local Government
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