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Final CalPERS Webinar on Fund Risk and Volatility Set for July 30

July 28, 2015
If you haven’t done so already, city officials will have their final opportunity this Thursday to receive a briefing by CalPERS staff on options the CalPERS Board of Administration is studying to reduce risk and volatility in the fund.

Governor’s Administration Releases Proposal for Modernizing Groundwater Adjudication Process

July 28, 2015
The primary method for solving groundwater disputes and protecting groundwater basins prior to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was litigation.

Cities Concerned with Redevelopment Dissolution Bill, Should Prepare for Legislature’s Return Aug. 17

July 24, 2015
When the Legislature returns from its summer recess on Aug. 17, the State Capitol will become chaotic with action on many bills prior to the session’s adjournment on Sept. 11.

New Report Ranks 15 California Urban Areas as Having the Worst Roads in the U.S.

July 24, 2015
According to a new report released Thursday, 15 of California’s urban centers have pavement conditions that rank among the nation’s most deteriorated.

Two Keynote Speakers Announced for League Annual Conference

July 24, 2015
The League of California Cities® announces two keynote speakers for the 2015 Annual Conference & Expo in San José this Sept. 30–Oct. 2. 

League Board Adopts Resolution in Support of Transportation Funding

July 20, 2015
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proclamation calling an Extraordinary Session on Transportation and Infrastructure, the League’s Board of Directors formally adopted a resolution urging the Governor and the Legislature to provide new sustainable funding for state and local transportation infrastructure.

Medical Cannabis Regulation Passes Two Key Committees

July 20, 2015
On July 15, AB 266 (Bonta, Cooley, Jones-Sawyer and Lackey) passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a vote of 4-0, and the Senate Health Committee by a vote of 8-1.

Bills to Monitor upon Legislature’s Return

July 20, 2015
The Legislature is currently on summer recess and will return Aug. 17 for the final weeks of the 2015 legislative session, which ends on Sept. 11.

Hearing on AB 113, the Redevelopment Dissolution Bill, Canceled at Last Minute

July 16, 2015
Just as city officials gathered for a Monday morning briefing at the League’s office, they received information that the Senate Budget Committee canceled its planned 11 a.m. hearing on AB 113, the redevelopment dissolution bill sponsored by the Department of Finance (DOF) and opposed by many cities and the League for its harmful elements.

DOF Releases FY 2015-16 List of Suspended State Mandates

July 16, 2015
The Department of Finance (DOF) on July 14 issued its list of 56 state mandates suspended in the FY 2015-16 Budget Act.

San Francisco Chronicle Article Details Planned Study on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber Artificial Turf

July 16, 2015
The San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, July 12, reported that the state will study what is known as crumb rubber artificial turf.


Cities for Workforce Health Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Grants

July 16, 2015
The League of California Cities’® Partner program invites cities to apply for the 2016 Cities for Workforce Health program grants.

July 16 Webinar on How to Monetize City and County Telecom Assets

July 13, 2015
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is hosting a free one-hour webinar on July 16 on a new program that can help cities and counties monetize their telecom assets.

Senate Attempts to Move RDA Trailer Bill, AB 113, Monday

July 10, 2015
The Senate on Thursday waived rules to enable AB 113 (Committee on Budget) to be heard Monday in the Senate Budget Committee.

Bills in Committee: July 13-17

July 10, 2015
The last full week of policy committees will commence next week, with the Legislature adjourning for summer break on July 17.

Unrealistic Housing Parking Measure, AB 744, Passes Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

July 10, 2015
“One-size-doesn’t fit all” is the often-heard refrain from local officials reflecting the diversity of circumstances throughout 482 cities.

Effective Financing of Community-Based Public Benefit Projects through CSCDA

July 10, 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).

California City Solutions: Elk Grove Creates Multicultural Event and Awareness in the Community

July 10, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Register for July 29 City Attorney Webinar on Workplace Investigations

July 10, 2015
The League of California Cities® City Attorneys Department will offer a 90-minute webinar on July 29 entitled Workplace Investigations — A Practical Approach for City Attorneys.
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