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2016 City Managers Department Meeting Request for Session Proposals

May 20, 2015
A request for session proposals for the 2016 City Managers Department Meeting, to be held Feb. 3-5, 2016 in Indian Wells is now open. 

Bills in Committee: May 18-22

May 15, 2015
With Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Revise out for FY 2015-16, budget hearings will dominate much of the work in the Capitol in the coming weeks.

Drought and Water Conservation Webinar Series Starts Next Week

May 15, 2015
With emergency drought regulations on mandatory urban water conservation set to take effect May 15, local water managers, utility directors and staff are invited to register for a special free webinar series.

Governor Releases Revised FY 2015-16 Budget with General Fund Revenues $6.7 Billion Higher than January Budget

May 14, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown took to the podium in the Capitol at 10 a.m. this morning to deliver his May Budget Revise for FY 2015-16.

Assembly Bill that Re-Establishes RDA Tool for Disadvantaged Communities Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

May 13, 2015
The Assembly on Monday passed AB 2 (Alejo and Garcia) on a 63-13 vote.

San Bernardino Can Now Make Payments to CalPERS

May 13, 2015
The city of San Bernardino on Thursday is expected to present its bankruptcy exit plan to the San Bernardino City Council.

League-Sponsored Legislation Moving to Improve Financial Reporting Process for Local Governments

May 13, 2015
The Assembly Local Government Committee on Wednesday afternoon unanimously approved legislation that would improve the accuracy of local data by adjusting the reporting deadlines for local agencies.

2016 Planning Commissioners Academy Call for Proposals

May 13, 2015
Do you want to help build the 2016 Planning Commissioners Academy program? 

Assembly Local Government Committee Votes to Remove Local Authority to Regulate People Living in Vehicles

May 13, 2015
With a vast majority of legislators having a background in local government, current city officials watch to see how that local government experience bears on legislators decisions in the Capitol.

Governor’s May Budget Revise Expected on Thursday

May 11, 2015
This week all eyes in the Capitol will be on Gov. Jerry Brown as he releases his revised budget for FY 2015-16.

Bills in Committee: May 11-15

May 8, 2015
The Capitol is gearing up for the expected release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revise next week.

Assembly Budget Subcommittee Shelves ACA 1 Requiring Three-Day Print Rule

May 8, 2015
Local government officials frequently hear a great deal about the benefits of transparency from the Legislature and are expected to comply with the Brown Act, Public Records Act and other laws.


New Transportation Advisory Committee Hits the Ground Running on Road Charge Pilot Program

May 8, 2015
The California Transportation Commission (CTC), in  consultation with the California State Transportation Agency Secretary, has  formed a 15-member Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in response to the enactment of SB 1077 (DeSaulnier, 2014).  

ARB Releases Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy for Public Review

May 8, 2015
The Air Resources Board (ARB) has released, for public review, a concept paper to initiate discussion on the development of a Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy.  

State Water Resources Control Board Formally Adopts Strict Water Restrictions

May 6, 2015
Californians are about to feel the severity of the drought more acutely later this month when the severe water restrictions adopted yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) go into effect.

Join NLC’s Big Ideas for Cities in Los Angeles or Via Webcast

May 6, 2015
Big Ideas for Cities is coming to Los Angeles on May 8. Co-hosted by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the city of Los Angeles, the event offers a chance to convene for an interactive dialogue with mayors who are deeply committed to moving our country forward by taking bold steps at the local level.

Legislative Action Day Brings Hundreds of City Officials to the Capitol to Advocate for City Priorities

May 1, 2015
The League’s annual Legislative Action day started on Wednesday morning with a policy update for the assembled city officials on the major pending issues affecting cities.

Summit Brings Together Environmental Experts, Public Safety and State Officials to Discuss the Impact of California’s Illegal Marijuana Grow Sites

May 1, 2015
Room 127 in the Capitol was filled to capacity on Wednesday as legislators and their staff attended an almost two-hour discussion on the dangers of illegal marijuana growing in California.

A New Arrow in the Quiver: League Rolls-Out New Mobile App to Connect City Officials Instantly with Legislators

May 1, 2015
On Wednesday during Legislative Action Day, the League rolled-out a new advocacy tool that will enable city officials to play an active role in shaping state policy.
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