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League of California Cities’ 2012 Major Bill List

April 13, 2012
The League hosted a free webinar for members Thursday, April 12 on the League’s major bills.

League Commends California Redevelopment Association for its Long Record of Achievement

April 13, 2012
This week, the League was deeply saddened to learn that the California Redevelopment Association (CRA) board has decided that it will begin the process of dissolving the association and that only a small contract staff will be available beginning April 30.

March Revenues Fall $233.5 Million Short of Expectations, Preliminary April Revenues Weak

April 13, 2012
This week Controller John Chiang released his March 2012 revenue report showing that the state’s monthly revenue projections fell $233.5 million, or 4.2 percent, below projections. The shortfall was in large part attributed to lower corporate tax revenues.

Submit your Session and Keynote Ideas for the 2013 City Manager’s Department Meeting

April 13, 2012
Each year, the League’s City Managers’ Department Meeting hosts approximately 400 city managers, assistant city managers and municipal assistants. The League is looking for innovative, cutting-edge topics for sessions for its 2013 City Managers’ Department Meeting in San Francisco.

Draft California Climate Change Adaptation Policy Guide

April 13, 2012
The California Natural Resources Agency, California Emergency Management Agency and California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) are seeking feedback on the newly released draft Adaptation Policy Guide. The guide provides a method to aid local communities and regional entities in evaluating vulnerability and devising strategies to address climate change impacts.   

This Month in Western City Magazine

April 13, 2012
Don't miss these articles from the April issue of Western City magazine.

Submit your Session and Keynote Ideas for the 2013 City Manager’s Department Meeting

April 13, 2012
Each year, the League’s City Managers’ Department Meeting hosts approximately 400 city managers, assistant city managers and municipal assistants. The League is looking for innovative, cutting-edge topics for sessions for its 2013 City Managers’ Department Meeting in San Francisco.

Free Legislative Webinar for Members This Thursday

April 10, 2012
On Thursday, April 12, the League will host a free webinar for members to review the League's top priority bills that affect local governments in order to adequately prepare members for Legislative Action Days on April 25 - 26.

League Officers Meet With Legislative Leadership to Advocate League Priorities

April 10, 2012
Yesterday League President Mike Kasperzak, Mountain View mayor, led a delegation of League officers and staff in meetings with the four legislative leaders and a key Assembly member.

Bills in Committee: April 9 - 13

April 9, 2012
The Legislature returned today from its week-long spring recess and will resume floor sessions 12 p.m. in the Assembly and at 2 p.m. in the Senate.

Governor Sends Reorganization Plan to Little Hoover Commission

April 6, 2012
Last Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown sent his Governor's Reorganization Plan (GRP) to the Little Hoover Commission (commission), activating a 90 day clock in which the Commission and Legislature have to act.

League Supports Two Bills to Address State Water Resources Control Board Concerns

April 6, 2012
The League is supporting two recently introduced bills by Sen. Rod Wright (D-Los Angeles) that provide additional communication with State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) staff and members during the drafting and updating of statewide water quality permits.

League Encourages Action on Federal 2013 Appropriations

April 6, 2012
The League held a webinar on federal issues, on Thursday, April 5 and urges all city officials to now take action on the 2013 appropriations process.

March Policy Committee Summary

April 6, 2012
The League’s policy making process relies on the open participation of a diverse group of city officials from across the state. On March 29 – 30, the League’s eight standing policy committees met in Ontario. The committees took up a number of policy issues, some as informational items, and others as action items to be referred to the League’s board of directors. City officials were also briefed during a general session prior to each committee meeting on issues of statewide importance including redevelopment legislation, state budget issues and federal transportation reauthorization.

Share Your Local News with the League

April 6, 2012
The League is currently in the planning process of a new venture to disseminate news and information about California cities. The League is interested in receiving all city press releases and newsletters so we’re able to help spread the word about the good work being done in cities throughout California.

U.S. Department of Energy Consortium to Host LED Street Lighting Workshop

April 6, 2012
On April 19 – 20, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting (MSSL) Consortium and the city of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting will host an LED Street Lighting Workshop. The workshop is open to city officials, utility officials, consultants and energy efficiency organizations.

The Hit List from WesternCity.com

April 6, 2012
Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles on WesternCity.com during the past month. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of March.

League Releases Q & A Guide On Post-Redevelopment Legal Issues

March 30, 2012
The League has released the first in a series of question and answer guides to assist cities struggling with issues arising from ABx1 26, the redevelopment dissolution statute.

There’s Still Time To Enter Your City’s Innovative Program In The 2012 League Partner-Sponsored Helen Putnam Awards

March 30, 2012
Each year the League of California Cities honors outstanding work in member cities across the state through the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence.

Take The NLC Mayor’s Challenge For Water Conservation

March 30, 2012
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the primary federal law protecting water resources in the United States, the National League of Cities (NLC) is launching its Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
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