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Transportation Dominates Policy Discussion in Capitol and Throughout California

August 21, 2015
With legislators back in the Capitol after their month-long recess, the special session on transportation funding was front and center this week with the first committee hearing on specific legislation and several events in Northern and Southern California.

DOF, Senate Again Attempt to Move RDA Trailer Bill, AB 113 Set Thursday, Aug. 27

August 21, 2015
Here we go again. An end-of-session effort to move the Department of Finance’s (DOF) bill, AB 113 (Committee on Budget), was launched today when the Senate File revealed that the bill has been set for Thursday, Aug. 27 in the Senate Budget Committee. 

Limited Space Available for Mobile Tour of the San José Environmental Innovation Center during the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo

August 21, 2015
There are 20 spots for a special tour of the San José Environmental Innovation Center on Wednesday, Sept. 3 before the start of the League’s 2015 Annual Conference in San José.

Local Jurisdictions Must Contract with BOE for Collection of Local Charges on Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services by Sept. 1

August 21, 2015
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, AB 1717 requires local jurisdictions to contract with the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) in order to receive revenue from local utility user taxes (UUT), local 911 charges, and any other local charges imposed on consumers of prepaid mobile services.

League Members to Consider Four Resolutions during Annual Business Meeting on Oct. 2

August 19, 2015
League members have an opportunity to directly weigh in and shape League policy through the annual conference resolution process.

WEBINAR: Employee Relations Webinar Will Discuss Pending Legislation

August 19, 2015
The League of California Cities® Personnel and Employee Relations Department is hosting the next installment in its webinar series on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. League staff will discuss bills moving through the legislative process.

State Traffic Amnesty Program Could Help Cities Recover Portion of Unpaid Traffic Ticket Fines

August 19, 2015
Local agencies could collect additional amounts of unpaid traffic and non-traffic fines under an amnesty program approved recently as part of the state budget.

The League and Cities Gear up for Legislature’s Return on Aug. 17

August 14, 2015
When legislators are back in the Capitol on Monday, they will have just four weeks — until Sept. 11 — to complete their work for the first year of the two-year 2015-16 legislative session.

Major Bills Still in Play as Legislature’s Deadline Looms

August 14, 2015
The Legislature reconvenes on Monday with 26 days left to act on proposed legislation.

California City Solutions: Innovative Community Involvement Plans Future of Mill Valley

August 14, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Revising Sign Ordinances after Reed v. Town of Gilbert Webinar on Aug. 19

August 14, 2015
In Reed v. Town of Gilbert the Supreme Court ruled that Gilbert's sign code violates the First Amendment.

NLC to Host Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop in Southern California

August 14, 2015
The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with Esri, is hosting a Resilience Leadership Workshop on Sept. 21-22 in Redlands for municipalities in Southern California.

Learn How to Build Financial Strength and Sustainability with Sessions at League’s Annual Conference

August 14, 2015
Attending the League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo can be one of the wisest investments your city makes.

Coalition Supporting Transportation Investments Convenes Press Briefing to Outline Proposal

August 10, 2015
Members of the Capitol Press Corps gathered this morning at the League of California Cities® for a briefing from Fix Our Roads, a broad coalition representing local government, transportation, business and labor that supports increased funding for transportation.

Ontario to Regain Control of its Airport

August 7, 2015
It could take upwards of a year to complete the process, but the announcement on Thursday that Los Angeles has agreed to relinquish control of the Ontario International Airport made headlines throughout California.

State Makes Final Payment on 2004 Economic Recovery Bonds

August 7, 2015
State Treasurer John Chiang announced on Wednesday, Aug. 5 that he had directed Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen to make the final payment on California’s 2004 Economic Recovery Bonds. Authorized through Proposition 57, the final payment of $929.7 million is another step in paying down the state’s wall of debt.

Congress Acts on Short-Term Extension of Transportation Reauthorization

July 31, 2015
There has recently been a flurry of activity in Congress to adopt a long-term transportation authorization before the current MAP-21 authorization expires today.

Apply Now for an Intensive Training Opportunity on Managing and Reusing Distressed and Vacant Properties

July 31, 2015
Letters of interest are now being accepted for the 2016 Community Progress Leadership Institute.

Cities Encouraged to Comment on Prop. 1 Economically Distressed Area Instructions and Mapping Tool Draft

July 31, 2015
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has opened its public comment period for the recently released draft version of its Proposition 1 Economically Distressed Area (EDA) Instructions and Mapping Tool.

Register Today for the League’s Legislative Briefing Webinar on Aug. 11

July 31, 2015
Join the League’s Legislative team for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against when the Legislature returns from its summer recess.
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