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Tax Credits Will Help Retain Film and Television Industry and Jobs

September 18, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature today of AB 1839 signifies an important investment in California’s economy.

Governor Signs Groundwater Legislation

September 16, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed the state’s first comprehensive groundwater legislation, ending the era of unlimited pumping in California.

Registration Remains Open for Wednesday’s Sober Living Facilities Webinar

September 16, 2014
There is still time to sign up to participate in an informative webinar on sober living facilities in residential communities.

Register Soon to Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration Rate for NLC’s Congress of Cities

September 16, 2014
The early bird deadline to register for the National League Cities’ (NLC) annual Congress of Cities and Exposition is approaching Sept. 30.

Free Webinar Available Sept. 18 on Rule Regulating GHGs from Existing Power Plants Under Clean Air Act

September 16, 2014
The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) is hosting a webinar on Sept. 18 from 10-11 a.m. examining the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed rule to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

Announcement of 2014 TIGER Grants Shows Demand for Greater Transportation Investment

September 16, 2014
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) would provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), TIGER Discretionary Grant program.

League Annual Conference Runs ‘Whole Gamut’ of Learning, Networking Opportunities

September 12, 2014
When Crescent City voters first elected Kathryn Murray to their city council, she felt like “a deer caught in the headlights.”

CalPERS Board Candidate Forum Will Help Voters Decide

September 12, 2014
Next Tuesday, Sept. 16, CalPERS members can attend a candidate forum and get to know the candidates for the state and public agency representative seats on the CalPERS Board of Administration.

Governor Encouraged to Sign 10 Economic/Community Development Bills

September 12, 2014
The last six-years have not been good times for local economic development and community revitalization efforts.

National Transportation Research Group Finds Deficient Roadways Cost California Drivers $44 Billion

September 12, 2014
The condition of the state’s roads, highways and bridges are the focus of a new study conducted by TRIP; a Washington DC based nonprofit national transportation organization.

OPR Offers Webinar on Preliminary Discussion Draft of Updates to CEQA Guidelines

September 12, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) invites city officials to participate in a webinar on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m., regarding the preliminary discussion draft of updates to the CEQA Guidelines implementing SB 743 (Steinberg, 2013).

Governor Brown Appoints Arcata Mayor Mark Wheetley to Seismic Safety Commission

September 11, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday afternoon announced the appointment of Arcata Mayor Mark Wheetley to the Seismic Safety Commission.

2014 City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar Registration Now Open!

September 11, 2014
Registration is officially open for the 2014 City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar, Dec. 3-5 in Monterey.

Homelessness in America: The Way to Zero Goes Through Cities

September 11, 2014
By Elisha Harig-Blaine, Principal Housing Associate (Veterans & Special Needs), National League of Cities

Controller Launches Local Government Open Data Website

September 8, 2014
Today the State Controller’s Office announced a new open data website that makes accessible to the public 11 years’ worth of city and county financial report data.

Candidate for CalPERS Board Explains What’s at Stake in CalPERS Board Election

September 8, 2014
Leyne Milstein, city of Sacramento finance director and a candidate for the Public Agency Director position on the CalPERS Board of Administration, representing employees of about 1,500 cities, counties, and special districts, authored an op-ed in California County News.

Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara Elected League of California Cities President

September 5, 2014
The League of California Cities announces the election of Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara as its incoming 2014-15 president. 

Scotts Valley Council Member Stephany Aguilar Elected League of California Cities First Vice President

September 5, 2014
The League of California Cities elected Scotts Valley Council Member Stephany Aguilar as its incoming 2014-15 first vice president. 

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael Elected League of California Cities Second Vice President

September 5, 2014
The League of California Cities elected Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael as its incoming 2014-15 second vice president. 

League of California Cities Board Votes to Support Water Bond

September 4, 2014
The League of California Cities board of directors today voted to support Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014. 
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