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Upcoming Webinars Offered on PACE Financing through CSCDA

March 2, 2015
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) established the CSCDA Open PACE Program to offer its members a turn-key PACE solution that provides residential and commercial property owners the choice among prequalified PACE financing providers.

First Hearing on Redevelopment Dissolution Proposal Scheduled for Tuesday; Hearings of Interest March 3-April 16

February 27, 2015
Bills, bill, bills. Today marks the final day legislators may introduce bills for the current legislative session.

Revised HUTA Estimates Following Gas Tax Reduction Now Available

February 27, 2015
The California state Board of Equalization (BOE) earlier this week approved a 6 cent per gallon reduction in the variable gas tax rate, bringing the total state gas tax rate down to 30 cents per gallon.

California City Solutions: Novato’s Online Tool Allows Residents to Model Sample Financial Scenarios

February 27, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

League Staff Presents Local Street and Roads Needs Assessment Update

February 27, 2015
Two hearings held this week provided the League and transportation advocates the opportunity to bring attention to the deteriorating condition of the state’s local streets, roads and other vital transportation infrastructure.

Plastic Bag Ban Delayed After Referendum Qualifies

February 27, 2015
The Secretary of State announced this week the qualification of a referendum to overturn the recently passed statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

U.S. Communities Announces New Utility, Transportation and Golf Vehicles Contract Program

February 27, 2015
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored cooperative purchasing program, is now offering a new transportation program with Club Car and Columbia ParCar.

California Water Commission Invites Local Agencies to Complete Scoping Survey

February 27, 2015
The California Water Commission, following the passage of Proposition 1, is developing a competitive process to allocate bond funds for the public benefits of qualified water storage projects.

Air Resources Board Taking Applications for Car-Sharing Pilot Program

February 27, 2015
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is now taking grant applications for its $2.5 million Targeted Car Sharing and Mobility Options in Disadvantaged Communities Pilot Project.

FPPC Launches Candidate Toolkit

February 27, 2015
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) now offers an online Candidate Toolkit.

League Takes an Oppose Unless Amended Position on DOF Redevelopment Dissolution Budget Proposal

February 25, 2015
The League board of directors last week voted unanimously to oppose unless amended Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to make changes to the redevelopment dissolution process as part of the FY 2015-16 budget.

Board of Equalization Acts to Reduce Variable Gas Tax Rate

February 25, 2015
The State Board of Equalization (BOE) yesterday approved a 6 cent per gallon decrease, from 18 cents to 12 cents, in the state variable tax on gasoline for FY 2015-16.

Assembly Speaker Announces Democrats' Affordable Housing Plan

February 25, 2015
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced the Assembly Democrats' plan to introduce several legislative measures focused on creating more affordable housing in California.

The Mayors and Council Members Department Survey is Due March 4

February 25, 2015
The League’s Mayors and Council Members’ Department is conducting a brief online survey to assess a range of issues related to city elected officials to help the department best meet the needs of its members.

Ask Your Congressional Representatives to Support MuniBonds

February 25, 2015
In anticipation of another effort this year to eliminate or modify the current tax-exemption for municipal bonds (MuniBonds), the National League of Cities is encouraging Congressional members to sign onto a bipartisan Dear Colleague letter being led by Reps. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02).

California City Solutions: Napa Transforms Economic Development Through Flood Protection Project

February 20, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest Feb. 23-April 16

February 20, 2015
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

Solar Regulation Implementation FAQ Now Available

February 17, 2015
The League of California Cities has posted on its website a frequently asked questions (FAQ) document for a new law requiring that cities speed up and streamline the permitting and inspection of rooftop solar energy installations.

New Federal Grant Opportunities Available for Cities

February 17, 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Endowment for the Humanities are offering several grant opportunities of interest to cities and local governments.

GO-Biz to Host Regional Workshops on How Businesses Can Apply for the California Competes Tax Credit

February 17, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting free workshops on how to apply for the California Competes Tax Credit.
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