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CityTalks Return to League of California Cities Annual Conference

June 12, 2014
CityTalks are back by popular demand at this year’s Annual Conference and Expo.

League of California Cities' Latino Caucus and USC to Unveil New Initiative for Latino Elected Officials

June 12, 2014
Today the League of California Cities’ Latino Caucus and the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony to inaugurate a public policy and administration forum for Latino local leaders.

Local Coastal Program Grant Application Deadline July 7

June 12, 2014
The deadline to apply for the California Coastal Commission’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) grant funding is less than a month away.

EPA Extends Public Comment Period, Offers Call for Waters of the U.S.

June 12, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are extending the public comment period for the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule an additional 91 days, from July 21 until Oct. 20.

Sen. Correa’s Medical Marijuana Bill Offers Best Regulatory Framework for Meeting Patients Needs While Protecting Public Safety and Local Control

June 9, 2014
SB 1262 by Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) provides an historic opportunity to implement a solid regulatory framework for medical marijuana.

California Competes Program Receives $559 Million in Applications; Only $30 Million Available

June 6, 2014
Applications for the California Competes Tax Credit, a new component to Gov.Jerry Brown’s Economic Development Initiative designed to replace California Enterprise Zone program, has received $559 million worth of applications for $30 million in tax credits available to businesses.

League’s Annual Conference Registration is Open, Beware of Hotel Scammers

June 6, 2014
Registration for the 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo is now open.

California City Solutions: Brea Creates Green Community with Energy Efficient Upgrades and Solar

June 6, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

BB&K Will Offer June 12 Webinar on EPA's Proposed Clean Water Act Rule and Waters of the U.S. Definition Changes

June 6, 2014
If the EPA defines "Waters of the U.S." to include stormwater systems and other waterways not previously governed by the Clean Water Act (CWA), local agencies will be exposed to increased costs and potential litigation.

Significant Majority of Local Revenue Measures Pass

June 4, 2014
Voters in the June 4, 2014 California consolidated election decided more than 140 local measures.

State Primary Elections Met with Low Voter Turnout; Open Primary System Sets Stage for November General Election

June 4, 2014
The close of California’s election last evening marked yet another primary where voter participation was significantly low.

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.
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