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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.

Oil by Rail Page Now Available on League Website

March 16, 2015
The League has been carefully monitoring the issue of the transport crude oil and other hazardous materials and has convened a number of related meetings for members.

DWR Opens Public Comment Period on Draft Proposition 84 Grant Guidelines

March 16, 2015
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the 2015 Implementation Grant Solicitation funded by Proposition 84 (The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006).

Three Water Bond Workshops Scheduled for April

March 16, 2015
The State Water Board, Division of Financial Assistance is hosting public workshops in April on the Proposition 1 Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP).

League Members Advocate for City Priorities During 2015 NLC City Congressional Conference

March 13, 2015
More than 2,000 city leaders from throughout the nation met in Washington, D.C. this week for the 2015 National League of Cities Congressional City Conference.
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