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Central Valley City Officials Publicly Voice Opposition to SB 7 in Stockton

August 13, 2013
Earlier today elected city officials, business leaders and taxpayer advocates came together to speak out against SB 7 (Steinberg), a bill that disenfranchises voters and threatens local control. Today’s event on the steps of the Stockton City Hall comes in advance of tomorrow’s Assembly Labor and Employment Committee hearing on SB 7.

Save the Date! Upcoming August Events

August 13, 2013
The following is a listing of upcoming events for the month of August. Click on linked title of each event for more information.

CityTalks Return to Annual Conference

August 13, 2013
Have you heard of CityTalks at Annual Conference?  CityTalks are 20-minute sessions developed to deliver the audience exciting and concise ideas.

Updated: Covered California Town Hall Meetings

August 13, 2013
As reported earlier, the California Health Benefit Exchange extension agency “Covered California” is hosting statewide informative town hall meetings on the upcoming implementation of the federal health care act.

Bills in Committee Aug. 12–16

August 12, 2013
The full Legislature is back in Sacramento this week following the return of the Senate today. Legislators are now entering the final leg of the 2013 session and are expected to act on hundreds of remaining bills before the Sept. 13 deadline.

Central Valley City Officials Publicly Voice Opposition to SB 7 in Modesto

August 12, 2013
Earlier today elected city officials and business leaders advocates came together to speak out against SB 7 (Steinberg), a bill that disenfranchises voters and threatens local control.

CALL TO ACTION: Cities Strongly Encouraged to Submit Updated Position Letters

August 7, 2013
Two League-opposed measures, SB 556 (Corbett) and AB 1373 (John A. Pérez), require urgent action.

CalPERS Launch of Long-Term Care Website Met with Rate Increase Lawsuit

August 7, 2013
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently launched a new long-term care (LTC) website for members seeking additional coverage for nursing home and convalescent care.

League Partner to Host Upcoming Ethics Training

August 7, 2013
League Partner Best Best & Krieger LLP will host a state mandated ethics training video conference on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

NEW: Local News Round-Up Section Added to California Cities Advocate

August 6, 2013
Visit the Local News Round-Up section for your daily dose of diverse local news and top stories that affect your city in one convenient location.

Assembly Resumes Work in Sacramento Before Senate Returns

August 2, 2013
As reported earlier, the State Assembly will reconvene from summer recess this Monday, Aug. 5 while the Senate won’t return until Monday, Aug 12.

Cities Encouraged to Take Action on 2013 Annual Conference Resolutions

August 2, 2013
This year, the League’s Annual Conference will be held Sept. 18 – 20 in Sacramento. As part of the conference member participants will consider action on two resolutions that have been submitted regarding environmental quality and public safety policies.

The July Hit List from WesternCity.com

August 2, 2013
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.

Two Transportation Bills Sent to Governor's Desk

August 2, 2013
Two transportation Assembly Bills – AB 61 (Gatto) and AB 443 (Lowenthal) – were sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday for his action. 

Covered California to Host Statewide Town Hall Meetings

August 2, 2013
The state’s lead federal health care reform agency will hold several town hall style discussions for community leaders and stakeholders over the coming months.
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