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DON’T MISS OUT: Deadlines Quickly Approaching for Legislative Briefings

October 31, 2013
The deadline to register for the League’s 2013 in-person Legislative Briefing presentation is this Friday, Nov. 1. Registration for the webinar presentation will close at noon next Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Emerging Issues: LAO Releases Analysis of Medical Malpractice Damage Increase Initiative, SOS Clears for Circulation

October 31, 2013
One ballot battle shaping up for the November 2014 general election is a clash between consumer attorneys and a coalition of doctors, hospitals and insurance companies over proposed changes to the state’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA).

Covered California Requests City Help in ACA Implementation

October 31, 2013
In a letter to California city mayors last week, Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee asked for city assistance in ensuring “that everyone … has access to affordable, quality healthcare.”

Upcoming Workshops, Board Meetings and Legislative Hearing Calendar for Oct. 31

October 31, 2013
A number of workshops, hearings and board meetings are being held during the next few months that may be of interest to city officials. Check out the full story to see if any of these upcoming events are of interest to you and your city.

Are Changes to the State Initiative Process on the Horizon?

October 25, 2013
On the heels of an earlier report released Oct. 8, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) held an event yesterday on California’s initiative process.

What to Expect at Two League Educational Events in December

October 25, 2013
The League of California Cities offers annual educational training opportunities for the various departments within the organization.

City Managers' Department Meeting Registration Now Open

October 25, 2013
Registration for the 2014 City Managers' Department Meeting is now open.

Upcoming Workshops, Board Meetings and Legislative Hearing Calendar

October 25, 2013
Assembly Committee Hearings   The Assembly Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy and Select Committee on Ports will hold a joint hearing Friday, Oct. 25, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to discuss the impact of sea level rise on California’s infrastructure.

Federal Shutdown Ends, For Now

October 17, 2013
After being shutdown for 16 days, a bipartisan deal passed late Wednesday that temporarily reopened the federal government and suspended the nation’s debt limit.

Municipal Finance Institute Registration is Now Open

October 17, 2013
Reserve your spot at the League’s premiere municipal finance event by registering before Nov. 12.

City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar Registration is Now Open

October 17, 2013
Nov. 12 is the conference and hotel registration for the New Clerks Law & Elections Seminar.

Organizations Receive Grant Funding for Local Arts Programs

October 17, 2013
The California Arts Council recently announced grant awards for its signature programs: Artists in Schools, Creating Places of Vitality, State-Local Partnership, and Statewide Networks.

League-Opposed Workers’ Compensation Statute of Limitations Bill Vetoed

October 15, 2013
This past Sunday marked the Governor’s signing deadline for all 2013 legislation. Upon issuing his last legislative update, the Governor signed a total of 1,003 measures and vetoed 96.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules California Must Reduce Prison Population by 10,000 by Jan. 27, 2014

October 15, 2013
The state of California was dealt a blow today when the U.S. Supreme Court denied Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal that requested an additional two years to fulfill the Court’s order to reduce prison to 137.5 percent of capacity by Jan. 27, 2014.

Governor Vetoes Bill to Collect Taxes on Prepaid Mobile Services

October 15, 2013
Last week Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 300 (Perea), a bill that would have established a collection method for state and local taxes and fees levied on consumers of prepaid mobile telephone services.

Gov. Jerry Brown Heads Into Signing Deadline Weekend

October 11, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown has two days to act upon the remaining 69 measures on his desk before the Oct. 13 signing deadline.

League Conference Registration Portal Back Up and Running

October 11, 2013
The League apologizes to members who were recently unable to register for events or purchase publications.

CaliforniaCityFinance.com Releases Summary of Local Bond and Tax Measures on November Ballot

October 11, 2013
With the election just weeks away, the California Local Government Finance Almanac has released a complete summary of California local bond and tax measures on the November ballot. The full report is available on CaliforniaCityFinance.com.

Let Us Know if Your City Uses Social Media

October 11, 2013
Cities are using innovation to grow in many ways, including by connecting with residents through social media.

The City Managers’ Department Now Accepting Applications for Three Distinct Awards

October 11, 2013
The League of California Cities’ City Managers’ Department annually presents three prestigious awards honoring distinguished members of the department. Applications are due Dec. 6.
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