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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.

Get Ready for NLC’s 2015 Congress of Cities Conference in Nashville

July 10, 2015
The National League of Cities (NLC) will be holding its annual Congress of Cities conference in Nashville this November.

Governor Brown Signs League-Supported Legislation to Improve Financial Reporting Process for Local Governments

July 8, 2015
With bills now moving through committees and on to the floor in the second house, Gov. Jerry Brown is beginning to take action on legislation that reaches his desk.

Mayors and Council Members Department Announces New Mentorship Program

July 8, 2015
This year marks the first for the newly created Mayors and Council Members Department mentor program.

Beware of Hotel Scammers when Registering the League’s Annual Conference and Expo

July 8, 2015
The League has received word that hotel scammers are at it again.

Orlando to Host 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit

July 8, 2015
The National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Annual Leadership Summit will be held at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, in Orlando, Florida, on Sept. 16-19.

Bills in Committee: July 6-10

July 2, 2015
Policy committees are in full swing with just two more weeks before the Legislature adjourns on July 17.

California City Solutions: Eureka Offers Free Summer Camp for Low-Income Families

July 2, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Water Conservation Reaches Almost 29 Percent throughout California for the Month of May

July 2, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on Wednesday announced that compared with May 2013, urban water usage is down 28.9 percent.

SCG Awards $122 Million in Affordable, Transit-Friendly Housing Grants and Loans

July 2, 2015
The California Strategic Growth Council (SCG) on Tuesday approved $121.9 million in competitive grants and loans to 28 housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.  

CTC Awards $224 Million in Transit and Intercity Rail Grants

July 2, 2015
The California State Transportation Agency (CTC) on Tuesday announced the 2015 recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change.

Mayors and Council Members Department Accepting Applications for Second Vice President

July 2, 2015
The Mayors and Council Members Department of the League of California Cities® is seeking enthusiastic, committed elected officials interested in becoming the department’s second vice president.

Reminder: 2016 Planning Commissioners Academy Session Proposals Due by July 15

July 2, 2015
Do you want to help build the 2016 Planning Commissioners Academy program? 

Help Shape the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute, Session Proposals Due by July 23

July 2, 2015
Do you want to help build the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute program?

GO-Biz Launches New California Business Portal: A One-Stop-Shop Website for Business Owners

July 2, 2015
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) this week launched its California Business Portal, a one-stop-shop website for business owners looking for information and assistance.
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