May 23, 2014

Issue #42

Editor's Note

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League Initial Analysis of Governor’s Enhanced IFD Proposal

The League has advocated for new economic development tools to help cities invest infrastructure, create jobs and generate crucial revenues. Infrastructure Finance Districts (IFDs) are a little used tool that could have the potential to facilitate the financing of infrastructure. Workable IFD’s could attract partnerships with counties and special districts, especially on specific infrastructure investments of wider benefit. The League is supporting SB 33 by Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis), which would make changes to the law to remove cumbersome two-thirds voting thresholds, authorizing rehabilitation and maintenance and some other changes.

Infrastructure Financing Districts, Economic Development, Redevelopment, Legislation, Hot Bills

CalPERS Board Approves Alternative No. 2 for Combining Risk Sharing Pools

The CalPERS Board of Administration on Wednesday approved the recommendation of its Finance and Administration Committee risk pool consolidation recommendation of the CalPERS actuary staff (Alternative 2). CalPERS issued a news release shortly thereafter, announcing the details of the change with links to the staff.

Pension Reform

League Advocates for Continued Local Flexibility at SB 375  Implementation Progress Hearing

The League testified on behalf of its membership at a Senate Transportation and Housing Committee informational hearing last week focused on assessing the progress of implementing the provisions and intent of SB 375 (Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008).

CEQA, Greenhouse Gases, Environmental Quality, Legislation, Meetings and Events

California City Solutions: Community Involvement Key to Success of Rancho Cucamonga’s Freedom Courtyard

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. These entries are also now available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Rancho Cucamonga’s Freedom Courtyard was submitted in 2013 for the Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services

Oracle Products, Services and Solutions Now Available Through U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance

The League of California Cities is excited to announce that DLT Solutions has been awarded a three-year contract to provide Oracle products, services and solutions through U.S. Communities. This exclusive contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency Maricopa County, Ariz.

Financial Solutions for Cities

ILG Offers Public Engagement and Technology Webinar and New Resources

Register Today for this June 18 Event

Most cities and counties make engaging the public a top priority, but there’s always room to enhance these programs. Are you getting your feet wet with the use of technology and techniques like online public engagement? Or maybe you’ve been doing it a while but still haven’t gotten the results you were expecting. The Institute for Local Government is offering a webinar and new resources to help local agencies use technology to advance their public engagement efforts.

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