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City Managers’ Department Accepting Applications for Three Distinct Awards

December 1, 2014
The League of California Cities’ City Managers’ Department is accepting nominations for the three prestigious awards presented annually to distinguished members of the department.

League Submits Comments for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

October 31, 2014
The League participated in submitting comments on the Strategic Growth Council’s (SCG) draft guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program.

Nov. 6 Webinar: Potential Impacts of Waters of the U.S. Rulemaking on Stormwater Infrastructure

October 31, 2014
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 12-3 p.m. regarding the potential impacts that the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule could have on stormwater infrastructure and MS4s.

Stockton Record Columnist Provides Insight on Stockton Bankruptcy Ruling

October 31, 2014
Hours after Federal Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein issued his final ruling yesterday, Stockton Record columnist Michael Fitzgerald published a thoughtful perspective.


Bankruptcy Judge Confirms City of Stockton Plan of Adjustment

October 30, 2014
In a proceeding today lasting just over two hours, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher Klein rejected the claims of the remaining holdout creditor, Franklin Templeton Investments, and approved the city of Stockton’s proposed Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Plan of Adjustment.

Call for Proposals Now Open for 2015 League of California Cities’ Annual Conference

October 30, 2014
The 2015 League of California Cities’ Annual Conference & Expo scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 in San Jose will provide an extensive educational program for over 1,800 local elected officials, city department directors, staff, and decision makers.

Time is Running Out to Register for the League’s Municipal Finance Institute

October 30, 2014
Only three weeks remain to register for the League of California Cities’ Municipal Finance Institute scheduled Dec. 3-4 in Monterey.

Governmental Accounting Standards Board FAQ Now Available

October 30, 2014
The CalPERS website now features a new FAQ on the Governmental Accounting Standards Boards (GASB).

California City Solutions: Lancaster Expands Recycling Center and Program

October 30, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

National League of Cities Webinar: Power Shift in Congress — What You Need to Know

October 30, 2014
Join NLC's Advocacy Team for a post-election webinar on Nov. 7 from 10-11 a.m.

HUD Resources Available for Cities

October 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers a variety of funding and resources that may be of interest to cities.

Dangerous Condition of California’s Local Streets and Roads Puts California Drivers at Risk, Poses Threat to Vehicle Safety

October 28, 2014
The biennial California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment is being released today and the results are alarming.

Third Oil by Rail Webinar Will Address Formulating Advocacy

October 28, 2014
The League of California Cities is hosting its third and final webinar for local elected leaders, public safety officials and interested city staff about the increasing transport of crude oil by rail.

Submit Your Session Proposal for the 2015 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum Today

October 28, 2014
The League is now accepting session proposals for the 2015 Mayors and Council Members’ Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshop.

Cap-and-Trade: League’s One-Stop Guide for Cities Updated

October 24, 2014
The League of California Cities this week posted seven new program information sheets to its Cap-and-Trade Hot Issues webpage — the state’s only one-stop guidebook for cities seeking to tap this significant source of funding.

Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Bill Analysis Now Available

October 24, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown signed League-supported SB 628 (Beall) on Sept. 29, legislation that authorizes the creation of a new government entity called an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD).

Registration Open for Tax Increment & Economic Development Webinar

October 24, 2014
Join the League’s Senior Director of Legislative Affairs Dan Carrigg, the League’s Special Counsel Betsy Strauss, and Benicia City Manager Brad Kilger on Nov. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. for the Tax Increment and Economic Development.

Strategic Growth Council is Advertising Grant Programs

October 24, 2014
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) distributed information to alert interested agencies of the availability of a number of grant programs.

California City Solutions: Santa Clarita’s Old Town Newhall Library Brings the Community Back to Main Street

October 24, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.
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