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ILG Launches Public Engagement Survey

June 25, 2015
Does your city experience public engagement challenges?

U.S. Supreme Court Invalidates Los Angeles Ordinance Requiring Hotel Operators to Allow Police Inspection of Guest Records

June 23, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday, in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, that a provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code requiring hotel operators to make certain guest register information available to police on demand violates the Fourth Amendment.

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Grants to be Awarded

June 23, 2015
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is scheduled to award over $120 million in Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) grants and loans at its next meeting on June 30. Staff recommendations for the program have been released this week.

WEBINAR: Employee Relations Legislative Webinar Series

June 23, 2015
Please join the League of California Cities® Personnel and Employee Relations Department on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. for the next installment in its webinar series on proposed legislation relevant to human resources professionals. League staff will discuss bills moving through the legislative process.

RDA Trailer Bill Finally in Print as AB 113

June 19, 2015
Since January when the Administration’s Redevelopment Dissolution “simplification” proposal first emerged the League has been trying to advocate for and protect the interests of cities across a broad swath of issues.

Cities Fare Well as Legislature Approves Final FY 2015-16 Budget

June 19, 2015
The Legislature held a rare Friday session today to debate and ultimately adopt the final bills of the FY 2015-16 state budget package.

Bills in Committee: June 22-26

June 19, 2015
The Legislature is still working on the FY 2015-16 budget.

California City Solutions: Santa Maria’s Code Compliance Officers Walk and Talk with Residents

June 19, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

June 19, 2015
Each year the League of California Cities’® board of directors invites membership interested in running for National League of Cities’ (NLC) board of directors or for second vice president of the NLC board of directors, to apply for endorsement from our League board of directors.

U.S. Supreme Court’s Sign Case May Require Altering Sign Codes Nationwide

June 19, 2015
In Reed v. Town of Gilbert the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that Gilbert’s Sign Code, which treats various categories of signs differently based on the information they convey, violates the First Amendment.

Governor Calls Special Session on Transportation during Budget Agreement News Conference

June 16, 2015
Less than 24 hours after the Legislature passed a partial FY 2015-16 budget package that contained $749 million in spending above Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal, the two sides finally reached a deal.

Legislature Adopts Partial Budget Package, Negotiations Continue

June 15, 2015
The Legislature today adopted a partial FY 2015-16 budget package by passing the main budget bill (AB 93) and four trailer bills.

California Supreme Court Upholds San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance against Constitutional Challenge

June 15, 2015
Today the California Supreme Court issued its decision in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, in which the Court held that San Jose’s inclusionary housing ordinance was not a taking of private property for public use under the California or federal constitutions.

DWR Holding Public Meetings on Draft Model Landscape Ordinance on June 16 and 19

June 15, 2015
New California yards and commercial landscaping would use far less water under the rules of a model landscape ordinance updated by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) at the direction of Gov. Jerry Brown.

Update on Medical Cannabis Legislation as AB 34 Merges into AB 266

June 12, 2015
Last week the League-sponsored medical cannabis bill AB 266 (Cooley) merged with AB 34 (Bonta and Jones-Sawyer).

Bills in Committee: June 15-19

June 12, 2015
All eyes will be on the FY 2015-16 state budget early next week when the Legislature sends its funding proposal by midnight on June 15 to Gov. Jerry Brown for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

DOF Issues Executive Order to Repay Balance of Unfunded Mandates

June 12, 2015
The Department of Finance (DOF) issued an executive order on May 27 to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) for the reimbursement of costs incurred in complying with state unfunded mandates prior to 2004.

California City Solutions: Chula Vista’s Youth Leadership Academy Opens Eyes of High School Students to City Government

June 11, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Legislature Meets House of Origin Deadline, Bills Starting to be Scheduled for Policy Committees in Second House

June 5, 2015
The Legislature met one of its major deadlines this week on Thursday afternoon when both houses wrapped up marathon sessions to take action on bills that originated in their house.

Medical Cannabis Bill Passes Assembly with Historic Consensus

June 5, 2015
On Thursday, June 4, the California State Assembly took historic action in passing AB 266, medical cannabis legislation, on a bipartisan vote of 60-8, with at least 17 Republican members in support.
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