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NLC Releases Report on Sharing Economy

June 4, 2015
The National League of Cities (NLC) on June 3 released the first national quantitative survey of local elected officials' views on the sharing economy.

Save Our Water to Offer Agency Partner Webinar on June 8

June 4, 2015
With the emergency regulations for urban water conservation in effect, many water agencies are being asked to meet high conservation standards.

New League Page Features Water-Management Resources

June 4, 2015
The League of California Cities® staff has assembled a new webpage containing resources intended to help cities meet the state’s first emergency water-use restrictions and groundwater management plan mandate.  

GASB Announces Major New Accounting Rule for OPEBs

June 4, 2015
On June 2 the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) released Statement 75 that, effective June 15, 2017, requires governments with unfunded OPEB liabilities and their independent auditors to report either their net or total OPEB liability on their financial statements.

California City Solutions: Long Beach Forms Quality of Life Unit to Help Homeless Transition

June 4, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!

June 2, 2015
It’s not too early to register to attend the League’s 2015 Annual Conference & Expo.

Ed Mendel Presents Overview of CalPERS Volatility and Risk Reduction Proposals

June 2, 2015
With a great deal of attention on the stability of California’s pension systems, Ed Mendel, of Calpensions.com, published an article yesterday on his blog examining the California Public Employees Retirement Systems' (CalPERS) consideration of a long-term rate hike in an effort to decrease risk.

Application Period Now Open for 2014-15 Museum Grant Program

June 2, 2015
The California Cultural and Historical Endowment announce the release of its guidelines and application solicitation for the FY 2014-15 Museum Grant Program.

Budget Committees Finish Work, Negotiations to Continue in Joint Conference Committee

May 29, 2015
The Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday adopted the FY 2015-16 budget reports from its budget subcommittees by a vote of 15-8, moving it to the full joint-house Budget Conference Committee.

Update: 2015 League Hot and Priority Bill Status; Transportation, Housing Bills Move to Floor

May 29, 2015
Three League of California Cities-supported bills that together could provide billions of dollars for much-needed maintenance of city streets and millions more for affordable housing programs passed out of Appropriations on Thursday during suspense hearings upon adjournment of session.

Future CalPERS Rate Increases Being Studied to Manage Fund Risk and Volatility

May 29, 2015
City officials who have just stretched to accommodate the current round of CalPERS rate increases into their FY 2015-16 budgets are STRONGLY urged to tune in next week for a CalPERS webinar explaining the options the CalPERS Board of Administration is studying to reduce risk and volatility in the fund.

One Week Left to Submit 2016 City Managers Department Meeting Session Proposals

May 29, 2015
The deadline to submit a request for a session proposal for the 2016 City Managers Department Meeting is fast approaching.

New Federal Water Rules Released

May 29, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday announced new water rules that enhance and clarify protections under the Clean Water Act.

California City Solutions: Palm Springs Becomes Bike-Friendly with New Infrastructure

May 29, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

2016 Public Works Officers Institute Call for Proposals

May 28, 2015
Do you want to help build the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute program? 

Legislation to Make Transition to District-Based Elections More Efficient Now in the Assembly

May 27, 2015
League-supported SB 493 (Canella) would enable city councils to use the ordinance process to convert to a by-district election system, avoiding costly litigation or the expense of an election to garner voter approval on the ballot.

2016 Planning Commissioners Academy Call for Proposals

May 27, 2015
Do you want to help build the 2016 Planning Commissioners Academy program? 

Water Board to Offer Three In-Person Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Proposition 1 Workshops in June

May 27, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) Division of Financial Assistance will be holding a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and Proposition 1 Public Workshop at three California locations in June.

Cost of Homelessness in Santa Clara County Detailed in New Report, Highlights How Housing First Policies Help the Homeless and Save Taxpayer Dollars

May 27, 2015
The San Jose Mercury News on May 26 published an article on a report released Tuesday estimating that Santa Clara County spent over $3 billion on the county’s homeless population between 2007 and 2012.

Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards Now Open for Applications

May 27, 2015
The online application period to apply for the state’s most prestigious environmental achievement award is now open.
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