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Workers’ Compensation Legislation Affecting Public Employers Continues to Move through the Capitol

June 14, 2019
In the 2019 Legislative Session, the Legislature has introduced a series of measures in the workers’ compensation space that will drive up employer cost and expand the system to pre-2012 reform levels.

State Budget Sent to Governor Continues Prudent Approach; Trailer Bills to Follow

June 14, 2019
The Legislature agreed to invest in significant new investments to shelter homeless Californians, expand housing-related infrastructure and provide safe drinking water to all residents when they passed the FY 2019–20 Budget Act on Thursday, June 13, which establishes the state’s financial plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Free Webinar: Summer Recess/End of Session Legislative Briefing

June 14, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, July 16 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against when the Legislature returns from its summer recess on Aug. 11.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $30 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Irvine

June 14, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 17 – July 3

June 14, 2019
Legislative policy committees are still moving along, with several of the League’s HOT bills up in committees this week, including SB 330 (Skinner), Housing Crisis Act of 2019, being herd in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Legislative Leaders Announce a Deal on Safe Affordable Drinking Water Issue

June 11, 2019
After a marathon joint budget conference committee hearing on Sunday, Legislative leaders announced a deal has been reached on providing safe and affordable drinking water in the finalized proposed state budget, without a “water tax.”

Deadline Extended for City Attorneys Workshop: Avoiding Total Disaster

June 11, 2019
There's still time to register for the League of California Cities and the County Counsels Association of California one-day conference entitled, “Avoiding Total Disaster: the Law & Emergencies.”

Call for Session Proposals for Four Educational Conferences

June 10, 2019
The League of California Cities is soliciting session proposals and speakers for four upcoming educational conferences.

Report: Mayors Increasingly Focusing on Climate Change, Infrastructure as Washington Fails to Act

June 10, 2019
As federal policymakers struggle to find consensus on many of the toughest challenges facing the country, mayors are focused on grounded solutions to critical national issues.

Celebrate Small Cities Month

June 10, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) is celebrating small cities and the inspiring, challenging, and community-building experiences that define life in a small city, town or village.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $45 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, Taxable Loan for Salk Institute in La Jolla

June 10, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.

HCD Now Accepting Public Comment on the Draft 2019 – 20 Action Plan

June 3, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released the Draft 2019 – 20 Annual Action Plan (AP) and applicable appendices for public comment.

Registration Now Open for the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

May 31, 2019
The League of California Cities has opened registration for its 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

League-Sponsored Bill to Provide Sustainable, Ongoing Funding to Build Affordable Housing Passes Out of Senate

May 29, 2019
The State Senate today passed SB 5 (Beall, McGuire, Portantino), which would establish an ongoing funding mechanism that would ultimately direct up to $2 billion annually in support of local infill, transit oriented development, affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization projects.

League Legislative Update Webinar Highlights Top Bills Affecting Local Control

May 28, 2019
As the legislative cycle progresses, the League is closely monitoring a number of bills that would greatly impact cities, and are working hand-in-hand with members to stand up for city interests.

CalRecycle to Release Revised Draft Regulations on June 18 for New Organic Waste Diversion Regulations

May 28, 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will present new revised draft regulations of the SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants regulations at a public workshop on June 18 in Diamond Bar.

Maintaining Effective Council-Manager Communications, Best Practices for Disaster Preparedness and Tools for Cannabis Regulation Featured at Next Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum

May 28, 2019
Mayors and council members have to understand a number of issue areas, possess unique leadership qualities and have refined interpersonal abilities in order to be effective community leaders.

Single-Use Plastic Reduction Bills Clear Important First Hurdle, But Have Long Way to Go

May 20, 2019
Sen. Ben Allen and Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez are authoring ambitious identical bills, SB 54 and AB 1080 respectively, which seek to reduce the amount of plastic waste sold in California.

Suspense File Hearings Yield an Array of Outcomes

May 17, 2019
The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees concluded their work on hundreds of bills pending on their Suspense Files on Thursday, May 16. 
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