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Strategic Growth Council and Air Resources Board to Hold Workshops on Cap-and-Trade Funds

October 23, 2014
This week the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) began a series of workshops to discuss preliminary draft guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, which will be funded by cap and trade auction revenues.

Breakdown Available of Proposed Local Taxes and Bonds on November 2014 Ballots

October 23, 2014
The Nov. 4 California Gubernatorial election includes over 400 local measures including 265 seeking approval for taxes or bonds.

State Set to Make Mandate Payments

October 17, 2014
The State Controller’s Office announced that it will begin making payments on the $100 million in pre-2004 mandate reimbursements included in the FY 2014-15 Budget Act. 

There is Still Time to Register for the 2014 Municipal Finance Institute

October 17, 2014
There’s less than a month left to register for the League of California Cities’ Municipal Finance Institute, Dec. 3-4 in Monterey.

Register Today for Upcoming League Webinars

October 17, 2014
The League has scheduled four upcoming webinars on various topics of interest to our membership.

California City Solutions: Half Moon Bay Replaces Beloved Park Structure with Mothers' Support

October 17, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Register for the 2015 City Managers' Department Meeting to Take Advantage of Cutting-Edge Sessions

October 17, 2014
It’s time to register for the 2015 City Managers' Department Meeting.

League Second Vice President Dennis Michael and League Board Director Sedalia Sanders Honored with Champion of Health Awards

October 17, 2014
Two members of the League board of directors are being recognized with the 2014 Champions of Health Awards — Rancho Cucamonga Mayor and League Second Vice President Dennis Michael and El Centro Council Member and League Director Sedalia Sanders.

California State Senate Welcomes New President Pro Tempore

October 15, 2014
Later this evening, Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will celebrate his pending ascension as the 47th Senate President pro Tempore at an inauguration ceremony in Los Angeles.

Webinar: AB 60 Implementation: What Law Enforcement, City Officials Should Know

October 15, 2014
Join representatives from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 2–3:30 p.m. for a webinar intended for law enforcement, local elected officials and interested city staff on the implementation of AB 60 (2013, Alejo).

Join NLC via Webcast Tomorrow for the Annual City Fiscal Conditions Report

October 13, 2014
The National League of Cities (NLC) on Tuesday, Oct. 14 will offer a live webcast of the release of its 29th annual City Fiscal Conditions Report.

HCD Announces Funding and Application Workshops for Infill Infrastructure Grant Program

October 13, 2014
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of approximately $40 million for the lnfill Infrastructure Grant (IIG) program.

Register Today for the League’s November Legislative Briefing Webinar

October 10, 2014
Join the League’s team of legislative representatives on Wednesday, Nov .12 from 2–3:30 p.m. for a webinar updating members on policy developments from the 2013-14 Legislative Session.

CSCDA/CSCDC Announces $10.5 Million in New Markets Tax Credit Financing for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County

October 10, 2014
The California Statewide Communities Development Corporation (CSCDC) has provided $10.5 million of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County to finance the purchase and renovation of a 52,565-square-foot office building in Santa Ana.

Local Streets and Roads Assessment Webinar Scheduled for Oct. 23

October 10, 2014
The results are in and once again the biennial Local Streets and Roads Assessment has concluded that California’s local system remains on the brink of a rapid, downward condition spiral if maintenance funding shortfalls are not addressed.

Session Sneak Peek — League of California Cities’ Municipal Finance Institute

October 10, 2014
This year’s Municipal Finance Institute, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in Monterey, will not only provide the traditional session formats, but a dynamic roundtable session as well.

Submit Ideas for the 2015 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum Today

October 10, 2014
The League of California Cities is excited to announce the return of the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum.

CalPERS CEO Warns Pension Uncertainty Threatens Public Employees

October 10, 2014
Writing in the Sacramento Bee on Oct. 9, CalPERS CEO Anne Statusboll makes the case that if pensions are altered under bankruptcy, public employees pay the ultimate price. Ms. Statusboll’s op-ed, “If pensions are cut, the losers are public employees,” addresses the effect of U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher Klein’s decision last week in the city of Stockton bankruptcy proceedings.

Bill Lockyer Predicts Loss of Chapter 9 Protection for Municipal Agencies

October 10, 2014
State Treasurer Bill Lockyer gave his final keynote address at the California Debt and Investment Advisory Committee on Wednesday in San Diego.

U.S. Taking Action to Address Ebola Epidemic, Prevent Domestic Outbreak

October 10, 2014
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama held a conference call to brief state and local officials on the government response to the Ebola epidemic.
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