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Federal Update: House Acts on Highway Trust Fund and Internet Tax Freedom Act; Senate Introduces Combined Internet Tax Freedom Extension and Marketplace Fairness Act

July 18, 2014
The League has been monitoring several federal issues and provides member updates as they become available.

Human Resources and Fire Chief Tracks Offered at the League of California Cities Annual Conference

July 18, 2014
The League’s 2014 Annual Conference & Expo, Sept. 3-5, in Los Angeles will feature both a Human Resources track as well as a Fire Chiefs track.

2014 Cities for Workforce Health Program Grants Available

July 18, 2014
The League of California Cites’ League Partner program invites members to apply for the 2014 Cities for Workforce Health program grants.

California City Solutions: Richmond Creates Model to Reduce Gun Violence through Cooperative Participation

July 18, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Strategic Growth Council Announces Timeline for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

July 14, 2014
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) met on July 10 to for a briefing and initial public comment on the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.

Webinar Scheduled for July 22 on the Film and Television Business and its Impact on the California Economy

July 14, 2014
The League is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 22 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the pivotal role the California film industry plays in the state’s overall economy as well as a proposed legislative measure that could provide a necessary financial boost to the industry.

$73.6 Million Awarded to More Than 100 Cities and Counties for Local Parks and Recreation Upgrades

July 14, 2014
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced record-breaking awards to help cities and counties build much needed parks and/or repair existing parks and recreation facilities within their community.

League Annual Conference Update: What’s a CityTalk?

July 14, 2014
CityTalks are back by popular demand at the 2014 Annual Conference and Expo, Sept. 3-5, in Los Angeles.

Actively Participate in Planning the League’s 2015 Planning Commissioner's Academy and Public Works Officer's Institute Conferences

July 14, 2014
Do you want to help build the League’s 2015 Public Works Officer's Institute or 2015 Planning Commissioner’s Academy programs?

State and Local Legal Center Offers Supreme Court Review CLE Webinar

July 14, 2014
A free webinar, co-sponsored by the International Municipal Lawyers Association and the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) is being offered.

Air Resources Board Releases Land Use and Residential Energy Tool

July 14, 2014
The Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a new tool to assist local governments with estimating the residential energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with future development based on planned land use scenarios.

Congressional Action Needed to Address Highway Trust Fund Shortfall, CalTrans Announces Plans to Use State Funds to Continue Projects Until October

July 11, 2014
While Congress continues to negotiate the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which is set to expire on Sept. 30, an even bigger problem looms: the Highway Trust Fund insolvency.

Sept. 10 Deadline Approaching for Cities to Report Violations of Certain Municipal Securities Laws

July 11, 2014
Cities that have issued debt in the last five years may be interested in two recent webinars hosted by the State Treasurer’s California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC).

Tour Google Headquarters with NLC

July 11, 2014
Technological innovation is changing the world in which city leaders are operating at a dramatic pace.

California City Solutions: Lancaster Supports Neighborhood Volunteer Revitalization Projects and Community Service Day

July 11, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

CalPERS Invites Employers to Participate in Upcoming Health Benefits Focus Groups

July 8, 2014
How can CalPERS better serve the health needs of your agency? Join CalPERS for an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the Health Policy leadership to discuss topics that matter to you.

State Water Board Seeks Public Comment for Trash Control Proposal

July 8, 2014
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is seeking public comment on the Proposed Amendments to the Statewide Water Quality Control Plans to Control Trash.

Strategic Growth Council Will Hold Meeting This Thursday on Cap-and-Trade Funds

July 7, 2014
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m., to discuss and take preliminary actions on the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program of the FY 2014-15 Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan.

$100 Million in State Mandate Reimbursements Included in FY 2014-15 State Budget

July 7, 2014
The signed FY 2014-15 State Budget includes $100 million to begin repayment to cities, counties and special districts for state mandated costs owed. 

June 2014 Policy Committee Summary

July 7, 2014
The League’s eight standing policy committees met last month in Sacramento.
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