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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.

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.

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.
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