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PERB Holds Oral Argument to Determine Scope of Authority over Peace Officers in Mixed Bargaining Units

June 19, 2013
The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) heard oral arguments on June 13 to resolve a single, narrow issue of whether PERB has authority to issue a remedial order applicable to a mixed bargaining unit that includes non-peace officer and peace officer classifications.

City Officials Send Petition to Assembly Local Government Committee Asking Members to Consider Impacts of SB 7 on Local Jurisdictions

June 18, 2013
Members of the Assembly Local Government Committee today received a petition from numerous city officials throughout California calling for careful consideration of SB 7 (Steinberg).

Bills in Committee: June 17–June 21

June 17, 2013
Assembly members returned to the Capitol on Saturday, June 15 to wrap up action on the remaining budget trailer bills and complete their work while allowing bills to be in print at least 24 hours.

BUDGET UPDATE: Legislature Holds Rare Saturday Session to Meet June 15 Deadline

June 17, 2013
Last Friday the League published a story with the status of the state budget happenings.

Meet the Speaker, Lowell B. Catlett

June 17, 2013
Back by popular demand from his successful keynote address at the League’s City Manager’ Department Meeting last February, Lowell B. Catlett will be the featured annual conference keynote speaker at the general session on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Bill Limiting City Authority to Amend or Adopt Charters Moves out of Assembly Local Government Committee

June 14, 2013
SB 311 (Padilla) received the requisite votes in the Assembly Local Government Committee on Wednesday afternoon.

Legislature Set to Make June 15 Budget Deadline

June 14, 2013
Governor Gets His Way on 2013–14 Budget

How the City of Sonoma Used Tax-Increment Financing to Build Economic Prosperity

June 14, 2013
Note: With job creation and affordable housing on the minds of public officials throughout California, the power of state-local partnerships in creating good paying construction and other private sector jobs merits attention. This is part of a series of special papers on some successful partnerships.

Assembly Local Government Committee Passes Infrastructure Financing District Bill

June 14, 2013
California cities made progress ing funding local infrastructure on Wednesday afternoon when SB 33 (Wolk) passed the Assembly Local Government Committee on a 5–2 vote.

Elected Officials Academy and AB 1234 Training Scheduled June 28–29 in Los Angeles

June 14, 2013
The California Latino Caucus Institute is holding a two-day academy for all locally elected officials at the end of the month at the Embassy Suites LAX South in Los Angeles.

City Officials Invited to Participate in Emergency Management Assistance Compact Webinar

June 14, 2013
Mark your calendars for a free webinar on the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).

The League’s Hot Bills List Updated as Bills Taken Up in Second House

June 12, 2013
The League’s 2013 Hot Bills List has been updated to reflect the current status of bills of most importance to cities with the addition of two bills: SB 56 (Roth) and SB 439 (Steinberg), and drops SB 64 (Corbett), which is obsolete given the recent budget agreement on Proposition 39 energy efficiency funds.

Register Today for the Annual Conference

June 12, 2013
Don’t forget registration is open for the League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo, Sept. 18–20 in Sacramento.

Bills in Committee: June 10–14

June 10, 2013
Conference Committee meetings continue as legislators face a midnight Saturday deadline to pass a budget or lose pay.

Under California: Knowing What Lies Beneath

June 10, 2013
This month Western City magazine looks at what lies beneath our streets.

CalPERS Board Election Update

June 10, 2013
Following a public, random drawing held June 6, CalPERS announced the order in which names will appear on the official ballots for the fall election to fill two CalPERS Board of Administration seats.

San Diego Area City Officials Voice Concerns about Governor’s May Budget Revise

June 7, 2013
Local leaders, businesses and hard-working Californians came together in support of the San Diego region’s Enterprise Zones at a news conference Thursday morning in Chula Vista.

The Hit List from WesternCity.com

June 7, 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.

Build a Healthy Community through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

June 7, 2013
In cities across America, municipal leaders are taking action to reduce childhood obesity, one of our nation’s most pressing public health challenges.

NLC Report Highlights City Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Communities

June 7, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) has published a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000.
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