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Webinar for Healthy Planning Scheduled for June 11

May 27, 2015
The State Office of Planning and Research (OPR) announced that it will hold its Healthy Planning Leadership Series: What’s New, What Matters, What’s Next on June 11, from 1–2 p.m.

Bills in Committee: May 25-29

May 22, 2015
The focus in the Legislature has transitioned from legislative policy committees to fiscal impacts of bills, the 2015-16 budget negotiations, and action by the full Assembly and Senate.

June 11 Webinar on Industrial Stormwater Permit

May 22, 2015
The State Water Resources Board and the League of California Cities are co-sponsoring a free webinar for city staff on the new Industrial Storm Water Permit from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11.

California City Solutions: Fontana Advertises Small Businesses to Boost Economic Development

May 22, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Make Use of Remaining Training Funds and Attend One of the League Events Now Open for Registration

May 22, 2015
Do you have training funds left in your FY 2014-15 budget?

NLC to Host Sustainability Coordinator Workshop in Colorado Aug. 9-13

May 22, 2015
The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities is hosting a special four-day conference for sustainability professionals in collaboration with the Shadowcliff Institute.

Senate Budget Subcommittee Passes Redevelopment Proposal with Chair Expressing Concern with Problematic Provisions, Assembly Budget Subcommittee to Vote on Framework Today

May 21, 2015
Legislators heard the voice of California cities loud and clear yesterday as representatives from cities throughout California lined up to testify in opposition to the Department of Finance’s (DOF) redevelopment dissolution proposal in the May Budget Revise.

Water Board Approves New Guidelines for Drinking Water

May 20, 2015
Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved new guidelines for $19 million in funding to help public agencies, community water systems, nonprofit organizations and tribal governments to assist those communities with emergency drinking water needs.  

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.
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