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Governor Signs Bill Authorizing ‘Polanco Act’ Brownfield Remediation Tools, Among Other League-Supported Measures

October 8, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing pen has been busy as he took action on six League-priority measures over the last few days.

Governor Signs League-Supported Bill Promoting Local Economic Development and Flexibility

October 8, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown signed three League-supported bills today providing for local government flexibility, additional vital resources and control.

Legislative Briefings Scheduled for Nov. 4 and 6

October 8, 2013
The League is holding its annual end of the year Legislative Briefing in-person on Nov. 4 in Redding and Nov. 6 via webinar. During this year’s Legislative Briefing, League lobbyists will discuss new laws adopted in the 2013 legislative year with an emphasis on those most relevant to cities.

Institute for Local Government Offers Citizenship Webinar on Oct. 17

October 7, 2013
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) is offering a free webinar to help local officials build stronger more cohesive communities by encouraging lawful permanent residents to become citizens.

Gov. Brown Signs League-Sponsored Redevelopment Signage Measure & Other League-Supported Bills

October 4, 2013
Several League priority measures remain pending before Gov. Jerry Brown as the Oct. 13 inches closer.

Annual Conference Resolutions Process Wrap-Up

October 4, 2013
The League today issued the 2013 Annual Conference Resolution Report on the League’s website. The membership voted on and passed two resolutions at the Business Meeting held on Sept. 20 during the 2013 Annual Conference in Sacramento. The full report will be sent to every member city in the next two weeks.

League of California Cities Reinforces Commitment to Local Government Transparency and Accountability in Wake of former City of Bell City Manager Plea

October 3, 2013
In response to today’s news that the city of Bell’s former city manager Robert Rizzo has pleaded no contest to 69 counts of public corruption, the League of California Cities issued the following statement condemning the acts of Rizzo and reinforcing the League and all cities’ commitment to the highest standards of ethics, accountability and transparency.

Federal Shutdown: NLC to Hold Conference Call for Local Officials Tomorrow

October 3, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) announced today it will hold a conference call tomorrow afternoon to update nationwide city officials on recent developments and its position regarding the federal shutdown.

New ZEV Resource: Community Readiness Guidebook

October 3, 2013
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research announced the completion of a new publication and resource: "Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook."

The Hit List from WesternCity.com

October 3, 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. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of September.

Georgetown University Offers $5 Million Incentive for Energy Efficiency Competition

October 3, 2013
Georgetown University is launching the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a nationwide competition aimed at raising the bar of energy efficiency in communities with a population of 5,000 to 250,000.

National League of Cities Announces Resource Website on Federal Shutdown

October 2, 2013
It’s day two of the federal shutdown following an impasse over FY 2014 budget negotiations. Approximately 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed until further notice. Nationwide, parks and museums are currently closed in addition to various federal service agencies. The National League of Cities (NLC) is concerned about the indirect long-term effects an ongoing impasse will have on local economies, tourism, jobs and vital services. NLC held a conference call today informing members it will urge Congress to pass a ‘clean’ continuing resolution (CR) focused on funding the federal government through FY 2014.
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