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League-Supported Film Tax Credit Bill Passes First Assembly Committee

March 28, 2014
The Assembly Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee heard AB 1839 (Gatto) earlier this week and unanimously approved by a 7–0 vote.

Redwood Empire Division Hosts First-Ever League Candidate Forum

March 28, 2014
Six candidates, three for the Assembly and three for the Senate, gathered in Ukiah last Friday to discuss their platforms.

California City Solutions: Fontana Creates Leadership Academy for At-Risk Teens

March 28, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. These entries are also now available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Fontana’s youth Leadership Program was submitted in 2013 for the Public Safety award category.

California City Solutions: Millbrae Becomes Leader in Environmental Quality and Energy Reduction

March 21, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

ARB Board Hearing to Consider Final AB 32 Scoping Plan Update

March 21, 2014
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public board hearing May 22 in Sacramento to consider the final AB 32 Scoping Plan Update.

New Community Schools Partnerships Online Toolkit Available

March 21, 2014
A new resource is available to city officials working in partnership with counties and schools to improve local conditions of children and families.

Cities Asked to Promote Donate Life and Safe Digging Month

March 21, 2014
California cities have been asked to support two important causes, National Safe Digging Month and DMV/Donate Life California, which are being recognized during the month of April.

League Executive Board Members Advocate for California City Priorities During 2014 NLC City Congressional Conference

March 19, 2014
More than 1,500 city officials from across the nation met in Washington, D.C. last week for the 2014 National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference.

Sustainable Energy Bond Program Helps Cities Reduce Energy and Water Costs without Upfront Capital

March 19, 2014
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) and the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment are teaming together to provide public agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout California with access to tax exempt financing for sustainable energy investments.

Ask Your Representative to Sign the Bi-Partisan Letter to Support CDBG in Fiscal Year 2015

March 19, 2014
Please ask your member of Congress  to sign the bi-partisan “Dear Colleague” letter to fund Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) at $3.3 billion in FY 2015.

Funding the Transportation System of Your Community’s Future Webinar Scheduled for March 26

March 19, 2014
Anticipated population growth in metropolitan centers is driving communities to think about how to fund transportation systems needed to meet current demands and future needs at the same time.

Workforce Health Initiative Webinar Scheduled for March 20

March 19, 2014
For the second year, Kaiser Permanente, the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign (HEAL) and Keenan & Associates are offering a workforce health initiative to support League cities in improving employee wellness.

State Drinking Water Regulations on Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6) Expected This Spring

March 19, 2014
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a draft Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium) for drinking water in August 2013.

Get Involved! Participate in the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

March 19, 2014
There’s still time to participate in the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, being held on Tuesday, April 1.

California City Solutions: Agoura Hills Partners with School District to Offer Water Quality Outdoor Education Program

March 14, 2014
This story is the first in an ongoing series of stories featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. These entries are also now available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions.

Legislative Action Day Registration Now Open

March 14, 2014
The League’s annual Legislative Action Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 in Sacramento.

Legislative Action Day Preview: Briefing on Priority Bills

March 14, 2014
Join the League’s Legislative team for a legislative briefing to review the top priority bills that will impact local governments.

City Managers Ron Bates and John Shirey to Receive 2014 National Public Service Award

March 14, 2014
Two California city managers, Ronald Bates of Pico Rivera and John Shirey of Sacramento, have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 National Public Service Award (NPSA).

New Federal Grant Opportunities Available for Cities

March 14, 2014
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Justice are offering several grant opportunities of interest to cities and local governments.

OPR Announces Local Government Drought Toolkit

March 14, 2014
The article was originally published on March 11 by the Association of California Water Agencies.
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