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CSCDA Issues $33.7 million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Apartment Units in Escondido

September 10, 2015
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) on Sept. 4 announced that it has issued $33.7 million in tax-exempt multifamily affordable housing bonds for the Cypress Cove Apartments in Escondido.

Ticket Amnesty Program Informational Sessions Scheduled Next Week for Local Partners

September 10, 2015
The Judicial Council next week will hold two webinars in preparation for the Oct. 1 launch of the statewide traffic tickets/infractions amnesty program.

League Supports Governor’s Transportation Funding Framework

September 4, 2015
As the legislative session entered its final week, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday released a proposed framework for a transportation deal that would bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans.

League Joins Police Chiefs to Sponsor Drone Legislation

September 4, 2015
The League of California Cities® and the California Police Chiefs Association have joined forces to co-sponsor a drone bill, SB 168 (Gaines-Jackson).

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Finances Affordable Housing Projects in Richmond, Gilroy, Escondido and Hanford

September 4, 2015
Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

CCS Partnership Focuses on Common Key Issues, Concerns at Leadership Council Meeting

September 4, 2015
The Leadership Council of the Cities Counties Schools Partnership (CCS) met on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the League of California Cities® office in Sacramento.

California City Solutions: Live Healthy Dublin Empowers Residents and Creates Better Quality of Life

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

City Officials Should Tweet Pictures of Local Potholes to Their Legislators

September 1, 2015
The Fix Our Roads Coalition has launched a “Tweet Your Legislator” campaign in the final two weeks of the legislative session.

State Water Resources Control Board Will Receive Public Comments on the Draft Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines and Funding

September 1, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) announced an opportunity for public comments, workshops and an adoption meeting for the Draft Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines and the Draft Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant Program (SWGP) Funding Guidelines.

Flawed RDA Proposal Fails to Move in Senate; Will Assembly Develop an Alternative?

August 28, 2015
It was déjà vu all over again on Wednesday when the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee cancelled its Aug. 27 hearing on AB 113 (Committee on Budget), the Department of Finance (DOF)-sponsored redevelopment dissolution bill.

League Hot and Priority Bill Update; End of Session Nears

August 28, 2015
Friday is the deadline to amend bills in the Legislature.

End of Session Signature/Veto Requests Webinar Scheduled for Sept. 15

August 28, 2015
The Legislature will wrap up the first year of the 2015-16 legislative session on Sept. 11 and then Gov. Jerry Brown will have until Oct. 11 to sign or veto all bills.

California City Solutions: Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts Creates Community Pride, Expands Economic Development

August 28, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

HUD Secretary Asks Mayors to Join Sept. 4 Conference Call on Veteran Homelessness

August 28, 2015
California mayors are invited to join a conference call on Sept. 4 with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro to discuss what mayors can personally do to engage their communities, and particularly private landlords, in the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

Surveying City Managers on Climate Change Action Planning

August 26, 2015
The League of California Cities® and the Institute for Local Government (ILG) are surveying city managers regarding local climate action planning. Up to $3 billion dollars in Cap-and-Trade emissions auction funds will be distributed over the next two years. 

EPA to Host Webinar on Aug. 27 on New Clean Water Rule

August 26, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to ensure that stakeholders understand the new federal Clean Water Rule (a.k.a. the Waters of the U.S./WOTUS rule) that will go into effect on Aug. 28.

Cities Take Center Stage in Nashville

August 26, 2015
The National League of Cities is excited to invite you to Nashville this year for their annual Congress of Cities Conference — the largest gathering of city leaders in the country.

California’s Local Streets and Roads and State Highway System Need Investment Says Fix Our Roads Coalition in Sacramento Bee Op-ed

August 25, 2015
“Roads fix must put real dent in repair backlog” reads the headline of an op-ed in today’s Sacramento Bee penned by the executive directors of the three organizations that founded the Fix Our Roads Coalition.

League Testifies at CalPERS Board Workshop on Lowering Investment Volatility Risk

August 24, 2015
The CalPERS Board of Administration conducted a workshop on Aug. 19 to examine whether to implement a long-term strategy to reduce investment volatility risk by gradually implementing a long-term rate hike, a move designed to prevent future rate hike spikes as well.

California City Solutions: Volunteers Help Beautify Public Places in South San Francisco

August 21, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.
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