Sept. 29, 2014

Issue #90

Editor's Note

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League Priority Bill Update, Sept. 29

Approximately 216 bills currently await Gov. Jerry Brown’s action before tomorrow’s Sept. 30 signing deadline. Of those bills, 11 League-supported bills and five League-opposed bills remain pending on the Governor’s desk. As of Monday afternoon, the Governor had signed 12 League-supported bills, signed three League-opposed bills and vetoed three League-supported bills.

Hot Bills, Legislation

Comment Period Opens for Recently Released SGC Cap-and-Trade Funds Draft Guidelines

Four Guideline Development Workshops Will be Held

The Strategic Growth Council last week released preliminary draft guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program that will be funded by Cap-and-Trade auction revenues. The program has been split into two components: the main AHSC program, and the Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation (SALC) program.

Cap-and-Trade, Environmental Quality, Greenhouse Gases

Governor Vetoes Bills for New Cities, Annexations

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday declined to sign bills that would have restored funding to recently incorporated cities and cities that have annexed inhabited areas.

Revenue and Taxation, Legislation, Hot Bill

Cities Encouraged to Provide Input to Air Resources Board on Cap-and-Trade Transportation Projects

The FY 2014-15 state budget provides funding from the state’s share of Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds for low carbon transportation projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions primarily in disadvantaged communities. The Air Resources Board (ARB) is seeking input on transportation projects funded by these proceeds.

Cap-and-Trade, Environmental Quality, Transportation

NLC's 2015 Leadership and Steering Committee Appointments Process Gets Underway

The process for leadership and membership appointments to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Committees and Councils is now officially underway.


NLC Webinar Nov. 7: Prepare for the Last Days of the 113th Congress

After the dust has settled from the 2014 midterm elections, hear from the National League of Cities’ staff on what cities can expect from the upcoming lame duck session of Congress in a webinar on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 a.m. NLC's Federal Advocacy team will share their insights on the impact the election results may have on Congress in 2015 and their view of the prospects for action during the lame duck session on NLC's legislative priorities, including federal funding for local priorities and Marketplace Fairness. After the webinar, you will be equipped with the latest information to advocate for your city and press your congressional delegation to take action on the issues that matter to cities in the final days of this session.

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