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CalTRUST Hosting Free Educational Economic Outlook Webinar July 13

July 8, 2016
CalTRUST, co-sponsored by the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties, is a statewide investment pool for California public agencies.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $17.2 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Compton

July 8, 2016
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).

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on July 14 in Carlsbad to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

July 8, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting on July 14 at the Faraday Center in Carlsbad a free regional event to learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

DOF Releases List of 2016-17 Suspended Mandates

July 7, 2016
The Department of Finance (DOF) on June 28 issued its list of state mandates suspended in the 2016 Budget Act for FY 2016-17. 

League-Sponsored Bill to Strengthen Community Revitalization and Investment Tool to Facilitate Economic Development Heads to the Senate Floor for Approval

July 7, 2016
League-sponsored AB 2492 (Alejo and E. Garcia), a bill to strengthen aspects of the community revitalization and investment tool to facilitate economic development has been approved by the Assembly and relevant Senate committees.

Final Payment for Triple-Flip Unwind Scheduled for July 7

July 7, 2016
The California Department of Finance (DOF) completed the calculations of final payments to cities and counties under the sales and use tax triple flip.

Tour the New Long Beach Civic Center Project during Annual Conference

July 7, 2016
The League of California Cities® and the city of Long Beach are offering a walking tour of the new Long Beach Civic Center project before the annual conference commences on Oct. 5.

Budget Bills to Fund Housing for California’s Homeless Sent to Governor

July 1, 2016
The Legislature on Thursday, June 30, sent Gov. Jerry Brown two budget trailer bills that will provide funding to support crisis and long-term housing for California’s homeless population. The Governor signed both bills on Friday.  

League Board Reviews Ballot Measures

July 1, 2016
The League board of directors at its meeting on June 24-25 carefully reviewed eight ballot measures affecting cities expected to be on the November 2016 statewide ballot, adopting formal positions on four.

Now Accepting Proposals for the 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy

July 1, 2016
Do you have an idea for a new planning commissioner’s session that will inspire and motivate attendees?

League Joins Other Local Government Groups in Strong Opposition to Initiative that Could Jeopardize Local and Regional Infrastructure Projects

July 1, 2016
The League board of directors at its meeting on June 24-25 voted unanimously to oppose the “Cortopassi” ballot measure on the November statewide ballot because it would undermine the ability of cities, counties and other local agencies and the state to form partnerships to finance the construction of critical public infrastructure projects.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $29.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Oxnard

July 1, 2016
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).  

League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

July 1, 2016
Each year the League of California Cities® board of directors invites membership interested in running for National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or for second vice president of the NLC board of directors to apply for endorsement from our League board of directors.

Senate Approves No Place Like Home

June 28, 2016
The Senate on Monday, June 27 approved an amended version of the budget trailer bill containing the No Place Like Home program (AB 1618, Committee on Budget).

End of Session Legislative Briefing Scheduled for July 7

June 28, 2016
Join the League’s legislative team for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against after the Legislature’s summer recess in the second year of the 2015-16 legislative session. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $327.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek

June 28, 2016
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).

Featured Keynotes Speaking at the League of California Cities® 2016 Annual Conference & Expo

June 24, 2016
The League of California Cities® announces two featured keynote speakers for its 2016 Annual Conference & Expo.

California City Solutions: Lake Forest’s Comprehensive Study Brings Housing, Sports Park and Civic Center to the Community

June 24, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Free SB 272 System Catalog Compliance Webinar Scheduled for June 29

June 24, 2016
With SB 272 going into effect on July 1, many cities are busy cataloging their enterprise systems to post online.

New FAA Drone Rules Reject Federal Preemption of State and Local Drone Laws

June 23, 2016
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday announced its long awaited final rules for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones.
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