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California City Solutions: Perris Adds a Chef in the Classroom to Improve Public Health

November 6, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Registration Open for Two Premiere League Conferences in Early 2016

November 6, 2015
With local elections now complete, the League invites cities to register their newly elected officials for the New Mayors and Council Members Academy.

UPDATE: Session Proposal Deadline for 2016 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum Extended

November 6, 2015
Are you still holding on to a great session idea for the 2016 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum?

Apply for a 2015 City Managers’ Department Meeting Graduate Student Scholarship

November 6, 2015
The League of California Cities City Managers’ Department will provide a select number of scholarships to Masters of Public Administration graduate students in California who wish to attend the City Managers’ Department Meeting in Indian Wells, Feb. 3-5.

U.S. Communities Now Offers Democracy Live Electronic Balloting Services

November 6, 2015
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored cooperative purchasing program, is pleased to announce that Democracy Live has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide electronic balloting through the innovations solutions solicitation.

City Revenue Generating Tax Measures Fare Well in Tuesday’s Elections

November 4, 2015
Throughout California yesterday, 67 local measures in 17 counties appeared on the ballot.

Initial Transportation Conference Committee Hearings Held

October 23, 2015
The first two hearings of the Conference Committee of the First Extraordinary Session (Transportation) were held on Friday, Oct. 16 in Sacramento and Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Ontario.

Informational Hearing on Homelessness in California Convened

October 23, 2015
The Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing on Oct. 22 convened an informational hearing Thursday in Los Angeles on California’s growing homeless population.

Transportation Conference Committee to Hold First Hearings Oct. 16 and 21

October 15, 2015
The first two hearings of the conference committee of the First Extraordinary Session (Transportation) have been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16 in Sacramento and Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Ontario.

CalPERS to Consider Policy to Lower Investment Risk

October 15, 2015
The CalPERS Board of Administration next week will consider a new funding risk mitigation/investment policy to help reduce risk and volatility in the fund in years in which returns exceed the “discount rate” by 4 percent or more.

League Seeks Images of City Council Meetings, Agendas, Council Member Discussions and More for Use in New Brown Act Publication

October 15, 2015
The League is in the process of updating its publication, Open and Public: A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act.

PACE Funding Approved as Administrator of CSCDA Open PACE Program

October 15, 2015
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) this year launched its Open PACE platform as a turnkey solution for residential and commercial property owners to finance renewable energy, energy efficiency and water efficiency improvements via a voluntary property assessment placed on a property owners’ property. 

Registration for the 2016 City Managers Department Meeting is Now Open

October 15, 2015
The League is gearing up for the 2016 City Managers Department Meeting in Indian Wells being held on Feb. 3-5.

Governor’s Final Actions Mixed on League Priority Bills

October 12, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown finished his work yesterday signing and vetoing legislation sent to him by the Legislature in 2015.

Register for Oct. 13 Webinar on AB 2, New Planning and Financing Tool

October 7, 2015
The League of California Cities® is offering a free webinar for members on AB 2 (Alejo and Garcia) on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 2-3 p.m.

Call for Proposals: Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

October 7, 2015
Did you know that over 95 percent of the League’s conference programming comes directly from our open calls for proposals?

New Market Tax Credit Program Fosters Investment in Low-Income Neighborhoods

October 7, 2015
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is currently soliciting potential pipeline projects in connection with its 2015 application for New Markets Tax Credits. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Finances Affordable Housing Projects in Morgan Hill

October 7, 2015
The California Statewide Development Authority (CSDA) on Oct. 1 announced that it has issued $21.57 million in tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds for the Butterfield Retirement Apartments in Morgan Hill.

Pico Rivera Achieves Gold Medals in all Components of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

October 7, 2015
Pico Rivera Mayor Gregory Salcido and Mayor Pro-Tem David Armenta joined First Lady Michelle Obama and representatives from the National League of Cities (NLC) and several federal agencies at the White House on Sept. 17 to honor achievements made by local elected officials participating in the Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative.

League of California Cities’® Annual Conference Brings Together City Officials for Education, Recognition, Networking and Resources

October 6, 2015
Over the course of three days last week, 2,000 California city officials joined together at the League of California Cities’® 117th Annual Conference & Expo in San José.
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