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Registration is Now Open for 2012 City Clerk’s New Law & Elections Seminar

September 14, 2012
Mark your calendars and register today for the 2012 City Clerks' New Law and Elections Seminar, scheduled for Nov. 28 – 30 in San Jose.

California Civic Engagement Project Release First in series of Policy Briefs

September 14, 2012
The UC Davis Center for Regional Change California Civic Engagement Project has released the first in a series of policy briefs.


SB 214 (Wolk) Is Most Useful Tool on Governor’s Desk for Infrastructure Development

September 13, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown will soon be making decisions on three bills on his desk that offer local agencies options to develop infrastructure and promote economic development in the wake of the loss of redevelopment.

2012 Annual Conference Wrap-Up

September 13, 2012
This year’s Annual Conference & Expo was held in San Diego on Sept. 5 – 7. Sessions covered a wide variety of topics. As expected, some of the “hot topic” sessions focused on pensions and pension reform, economic development and post-redevelopment tools, municipal finances and bankruptcy, and social media.

Governor Signs Historic Pension Reform Legislation Today

September 12, 2012
This morning, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 340 (Furutani), the League-supported pension reform legislation passed by the Legislature with large margins on the last night of session.

League Urges Gov. Jerry Brown to Veto “Cottage Food” Bill AB 1616

September 12, 2012
The League has requested that the Governor veto AB 1616 (Gatto), which would require cities to issue permits to “cottage food operations” that operate out of a residence and deem them to be a permitted use of residential property for local zoning, building, and fire codes. Cities are encouraged to also send veto request letters immediately.

League Board Takes Action on Statewide Ballot Measures

September 10, 2012
Five ballot measures on the November 2012 statewide ballot were considered by the League board of directors during its meeting in San Diego on Sept. 6, in conjunction with the Annual Conference.

League of California Cities Announces New Board Officers

September 10, 2012
The League announced and introduced its newly elected 2012-13 board of directors’ executive committee Friday, Sept. 7, during its 114th Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego.

Annual Conference Resolutions Process Wrap-Up

September 10, 2012
The League’s policy committees and Board of Directors address legislative and policy issues throughout the year on a wide variety of topics.

Ron Loveridge Receives League of California Cities’ Lifetime Achievement Award

September 10, 2012
The League announced at the opening session of its Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, its selection of Riverside Mayor and League Past President Ron Loveridge as the League’s 2012 Past Presidents’ Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Did You Attend the 2012 League Annual Conference & Expo? Summary Article to Publish Later this Week

September 10, 2012
Hundreds of city officials from throughout California participated in a variety of educational meetings and sessions in San Diego at the League’s Annual Conference & Expo last week, making the overall conference a success.

Bills on the Governor’s Desk

September 4, 2012
On Friday, Aug. 31 the Legislature completed work for the 2011-12 session, sending a number of items to Gov. Jerry Brown for action.
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