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ACTION: League Encourages City Officials to Submit Budget Action Letters

May 30, 2014
The League is calling on city officials to submit letters on pending budget actions related to transportation funding, mandate repayment and multifamily housing.

CalPERS Dependent Eligibility Verification Cycle for Active Public Agency Employees Starts June 2

May 30, 2014
CalPERS Dependent Eligibility Verification (DEV) project is in full swing. This project will ensure that dependents enrolled in the Health Benefits Program are eligible to receive coverage.

Budget Conference Committee Roster Announced

May 29, 2014
Members of the FY 2014-15 joint legislative Budget Conference Committee were announced this week as the constitutional budget deadline of June 15 quickly approaches.

Calls Needed in Support of Massage Bill as it goes to the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee

May 29, 2014
League-supported AB 1147 (Bonilla) is scheduled for its first legislative hearing in the Senate on Monday, June 23 when the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee meets.

Water Infrastructure Bill Finally Clears Congress

May 29, 2014
Last week with large bipartisan majorities, the U.S. House and Senate passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) that will provide resources to upgrade the nation’s aging water infrastructure.

California City Solutions: Mammoth Lakes Creates Multi-Departmental Approach for TOT Enforcement and Collection

May 29, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Silicon Valley Hosts NLC University Leadership Summit on Innovation

May 29, 2014
City leaders from around the country will learn new ways of driving innovation in their communities from top university experts, practitioners and industry leaders in Silicon Valley at the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit.

Time to Register for the 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo

May 29, 2014
Registration is officially open for the League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo, Sept. 3-5 in Los Angeles.

League Initial Analysis of Governor’s Enhanced IFD Proposal

May 23, 2014
The League has advocated for new economic development tools to help cities invest infrastructure, create jobs and generate crucial revenues.

CalPERS Board Approves Alternative No. 2 for Combining Risk Sharing Pools

May 23, 2014
The CalPERS Board of Administration on Wednesday approved the recommendation of its Finance and Administration Committee risk pool consolidation recommendation of the CalPERS actuary staff (Alternative 2).

League Advocates for Continued Local Flexibility at SB 375 Implementation Progress Hearing

May 23, 2014
The League testified on behalf of its membership at a Senate Transportation and Housing Committee informational hearing last week focused on assessing the progress of implementing the provisions and intent of SB 375 (Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008).

California City Solutions: Community Involvement Key to Success of Rancho Cucamonga’s Freedom Courtyard

May 23, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Oracle Products, Services and Solutions Now Available Through U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance

May 23, 2014
The League of California Cities is excited to announce that DLT Solutions has been awarded a three-year contract to provide Oracle products, services and solutions through U.S. Communities.

ILG Offers Public Engagement and Technology Webinar and New Resources

May 23, 2014
Most cities and counties make engaging the public a top priority, but there’s always room to enhance these programs.

Cities Urged to Support Cap-and-Trade Proposal that would Fund Transportation, Affordable Housing and GHG Reduction

May 21, 2014
The final FY 2014-15 state budget is likely to contain allocations of Cap-and-Trade revenues and it is critical that cities communicate their support for the dedication of funding for sustainable communities strategies implementation and affordable housing immediately.

Free Federal Issues Webinar for League Members Next Wednesday

May 21, 2014
Join the League’s federal legislative team for a review of the top federal issues that will impact local governments and an update on the federal transportation reauthorization.

Apply Now for Federal CalHome Program Funds

May 21, 2014
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced a CalHome Program notice of funding availability (NOFA) of $43 million.

City Officials and Fire Chiefs Urged to Voice Opposition to Solar Permit Bill Immediately

May 16, 2014
The League is gearing up for the Assembly Appropriations Committee next Wednesday where AB 2188 (Muratsuchi) will be heard.

New Amendments to League Co-Sponsored Medical Marijuana Bill Would Create a Local-Only Regulatory Scheme

May 16, 2014
SB 1262 (Correa), the League co-sponsored medical marijuana legislation, is set to be amended in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. 

May 23 Deadline to Submit City Managers’ Department Meeting Session Proposals Fast Approaching

May 16, 2014
The League is continuing its search for speakers and session topics for the 2015 City Managers Department Meeting, to be held Jan. 28-30 in San Francisco. Friday, May 23 is the deadline to submit session proposals.
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