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Figures Released Detailing Proposed Augmentation of City Public Safety Grants

January 28, 2013
Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections released detailed figures for Gov. Jerry Brown’s  proposed augmentations to the $20 million grant for local assistance for realignment implementation allocated to cities as part of the 2012 Budget Act.

SCAG to Host Meeting on CalEnviroScreen on Feb. 5

January 28, 2013
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is hosting a meeting in Los Angeles on Feb. 5 with California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) officials discuss the second public review draft of its environmental screen tool, CalEnviroScreen.

San Francisco Receives Two Honors from U.S Conference of Mayors for Financial Innovation

January 25, 2013
Last week, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) honored the city of San Francisco for its financially innovative Kindergarten to College (K2C) program and the efforts of its Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE). League Second Vice President and San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros played an integral role in the development of both K2C and OFE.

League Secures New Keynote Speaker Following Speaker’s Untimely Death

January 25, 2013
Due to the sudden and unfortunate passing of keynote speaker, Kimberly Alyn, the League has secured Dr. Bob Nelson, a leading expert on employee motivation, performance, engagement, recognition and rewards to speak during both the Public Works Officers Institute and Planning Commissioners Academy on Feb. 27 – March 1 in Pasadena.

Register Now for the Municipal Law Institute’s Symposium on Feb. 8 at the UC Berkeley School of Law

January 25, 2013
This year’s Municipal Law Institute Symposium, “Local Governments Navigating the California Constitution: Rough Water and Shifting Sands,” will be held on Feb. 8 at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Attendees will earn 5.75 hours of MCLE credit.

Let's Move Cities Towns and Counties – Renew Your Commitment

January 25, 2013
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities, HHS and the National League of Cities encourage League member cities to join Let's Move Cities Towns and Counties or renew their commitment if they joined in 2009 or 2010.

Governor Brown Delivers State of State Address, Calls Again for “Subsidiarity”

January 24, 2013
This morning Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his 2013 State of the State address touching on a number of issues including education, health care, enterprise, trade missions to China, water, climate change, CEQA, transportation and high speed rail.

House of Representatives Approves Suspension of Federal Debt Limit

January 23, 2013
Today, the House of Representatives voted 285-144 to suspend the federal debt limit of $16.4 trillion to allow the federal government to continue borrowing through May 18.

Local Agency Stakeholders Host Jan. 23 CalEnviroScreen Meeting with CalEPA

January 22, 2013
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) developed an environmental health screening tool, CalEnviroScreen. CalEPA officials will meet with local agency officials on Jan. 23 to discuss the impacts of this tool on local governments.

January 2013 Policy Committee Summary

January 22, 2013
Hundreds of city officials from across the state converged in Sacramento Jan. 17-18 for the first policy committee meetings of 2013. The League’s policy making process relies on the participation of a diverse group of city officials from across the state.  

LAO’s Criminal Justice System Report Released

January 22, 2013
Last week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office released its report “California’s Criminal Justice System: A Primer.”

Hundreds of City Officials Attend League of California Cities Academy for Newly Elected Officials in Sacramento

January 18, 2013
It was a busy week in Sacramento for the more than 450 city officials who attended the sold-out 2013 League of California Cities’ New Mayors and Council Members Academy in Sacramento, Jan. 16–18.

Want to Learn More About the Legislative Process in California?

January 18, 2013
The League has created a new webpage under our resources section called “Learn About the Legislative Process” with information to help our members understand the complex California legislative process and ways in which city officials can be engaged in advocacy efforts.

New Public Engagement Resources Available through ILG Website

January 18, 2013
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) updated and expanded its set of public engagement resources available online.

Two League Employees Receive 2012 National League of Cities’ Stutz Award

January 18, 2013
This week, during the League’s New Mayor’s and Council Members’ Academy two staff members, Yvonne Hunter and Kaye Brewer, were presented with the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2012 Stutz Award.

LAO Releases Overview of Gov. Jerry Brown’s FY 2013-14 Budget

January 15, 2013
Yesterday the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its overview of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed FY 2013-14 Budget.

Cities Look to the Sacramento County Superior Court for Relief from State Redevelopment Money Grab

January 11, 2013
The Sacramento County Superior Court has been flooded since last summer with challenges to AB 1484 (2012), the redevelopment agency dissolution implementation bill, including the case filed by the League of California Cities.

California Attorney General Sends Notice of Class Action Lawsuit Settlement in Case Involving Purchase of LCD Screens

January 11, 2013
The California Attorney General on behalf of a class including cities, counties, school districts and special districts, sued Chunghwa Picture Tubes, LTD for over charging resulting from a price fixing conspiracy for LCD screens found in various electronics including televisions, computer monitors and laptops purchased between 1996 and 2006.

NLC Offers Economic Gardening Webinar on Jan. 22

January 11, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) is offering an informational webinar on economic development that will explore the concept of Economic Gardening.

Gov. Brown Releases FY 2013-14 Budget Plan, Focuses on Education and Health Care and Makes Passionate Appeal for Local Control “Subsidiarity” for Schools

January 10, 2013
This morning during a press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown presented his FY 2013-14 budget plan.
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