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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to cities with the addition of two bills: SB 56 (Roth) and SB 439 (Steinberg), and drops SB 64 (Corbett), which is obsolete given the recent budget agreement on Proposition 39 energy efficiency funds.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.

Creating Safe Walking and Bicycling Communities: A New Toolkit Orientation Webinar

June 7, 2013
Join the Institute for Local Government (ILG) for a free webinar on June 25 at 1:30 p.m. about the new “Creating Safe Walking and Bicycling Communities: Safe Routes to School Decision Maker’s” Toolkit.

Interview with New HCD Chair Ed Chau

June 5, 2013
Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced on Tuesday, May 28, the appointment of Assembly Member Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) as chair of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Committee. Many bills of importance to California cities go through this committee.

The League’s Hot Bills List Updated after House of Origin Deadline

June 4, 2013
The League’s 2013 Hot Bills List has been updated to reflect the current status of bills of most importance to cities following the May 31 House of Origin deadline.

Governor’s Budget Bill Language on Economic Development/Enterprise Zones Released

June 4, 2013
Budget trailer bill language, including details of the Governor’s economic development proposals, which contemplates a phase-out of the Enterprise Zone (EZ) program, was released late Monday.

Bills in Committee: June 3–7

June 3, 2013
Although most eyes will now focus on the Budget Conference Committee, policy committees will resume meeting this week to begin to hear bills passed by the house of origin.

New Federal Grant Opportunities

June 3, 2013
Cities are encouraged to review two new grant opportunities from Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice.

Hundreds of Bills Cross Houses as Senate and Assembly Take Action This Week

May 31, 2013
It was a busy week in Sacramento with both houses holding floor sessions in a furious effort to meet today’s house of origin deadline.

Enterprise Zone Helps South Gate Dairy Keep “Moo-ing” Forward

May 31, 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.

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