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California’s Precarious Pavement Condition Trending Downwards

March 30, 2015
In recent months, the League engaged in numerous discussions with state and federal lawmakers about the condition of California’s local streets and roads.

Senate Budget Subcommittee to Review DOF Redevelopment Dissolution Budget Proposal on April 9

March 27, 2015
The Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration will next take up a comprehensive set of changes to redevelopment dissolution laws proposed by the Department of Finance (DOF) when it meets on April 9.

League Supports Bill to Improve State Oversight of Community Care Facilities

March 27, 2015
The League this week supported AB 74 (Calderon) to improve the accountability and management of these operations, which benefits both the quality of services delivered to consumers and the communities where they are placed.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest April 7-22

March 27, 2015
The Legislature will be on Spring Break next week. Legislative hearings and policy committee meetings will resume when legislators return on April 6.

ILG to Host Cap and Trade Symposium and Local Government Track at the Green California Summit

March 27, 2015
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) will again play a significant role in the Green California Summit.

Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is Less Than Two Weeks Away

March 27, 2015
Mayors from across the United States are invited to participate in the third annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, scheduled for April 7.

California City Solutions: Hayward Turns Commuter Corridor into Safe and Sustainable Street Vision

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

Three Counties, One City Honored with Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards

March 26, 2015
The County Engineers Association of California and the League of California Cities Public Works Officers’ Institute today announced the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards at their annual spring meeting in Newport Beach.

High-Level Officials to Gather April 9 in Sacramento for Special Drought Briefing

March 26, 2015
As California continues to draw international attention for its fourth year of devastating drought, high-level state, local and federal officials will gather in Sacramento April 9 for a special 2015 drought briefing organized by the Association of California Water Agencies in partnership with other organizations.   

Governor’s Budget Proposal Contains League-Supported Funding for First Responders to Hazardous Materials-Related Accidents

March 25, 2015
The League of California Cities has been carefully monitoring the transport of oil and other hazardous materials by rail since summer 2014.

Deadline Approaching for 2015 Helen Putnam Call for Entries

March 25, 2015
The deadline to submit an innovative project or creative city solution for the League of California Cities 2015 Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence is just two weeks away.

ILG Launches Survey on Local Government Collaboration

March 25, 2015
City officials have a unique and important role in the development, resilience and success of their communities.

National Travel & Tourism Week Offers Economic Development Opportunities and Inspiration

March 25, 2015
With California’s tourism industry on the cusp of unprecedented growth this year, there’s no better time to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, which this year is May 2-10.

City of Bell – Lessons Learned

March 20, 2015
Writing in The Sacramento Bee, Joe Matthews of Zócalo Public Square commends the city of Bell’s remarkable transformation and examines how state restrictions on local government can lead to municipal corruption.

WATER: What Cities Need to Know about the Governor’s Emergency Drought Relief Package

March 20, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown and Legislative leaders on Thursday announced a $1 billion emergency drought relief spending package that will accelerate the release of much need funding.

California City Solutions: Cathedral City’s Waste Curbed with Myriad of Recycling Choices

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

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest March 24-April 22

March 20, 2015
The League’s lobbying team continues to review the flood of bills introduced before the Feb. 27 deadline, determining which of them may be of significant interest to cities.

Loan Applications Due Soon for Veterans’ Housing Program

March 20, 2015
Applications are due April 20 for $75 million in Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program loans.

State Water Board Enacts Tougher Restrictions on Landscape Irrigation

March 17, 2015
With California in its fourth year of drought, today the State Water Resources Control Board passed the state’s most strict landscape watering restrictions in history.

Two Assembly Legislative Committees to Discuss TOT and the Home-Sharing Economy at Wednesday Hearing

March 17, 2015
The Assembly Local Government and Revenue and Taxation Committees tomorrow will hold a hearing on transit occupancy taxes (TOT) and the home-sharing phenomenon.
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