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League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $11 Million in Tax-Exempt Affordable Housing Bonds in Vacaville

December 9, 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).

Transportation Bills Introduced in Both Houses of Legislature on First Day of 2017-18 Session

December 5, 2016
Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) each announced their own transportation reform and funding proposals early this morning as the first order of business under SB 1 and AB 1, respectively. 

CSAC Honors Former League Executive Director Chris McKenzie

December 2, 2016
The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) selected Chris McKenzie as the recipient of its 2016 CSAC Distinguished Service Award for his years of service to California local government and his commitment to collaboration between cities and counties.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $171.2 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds, Loan for Affordable Housing in Orange, Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco, Retirement Community in Los Angeles and Nonprofit in Oakland

December 2, 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).

California City Solutions: Davis Creates Protected Intersection to Maintain Public Safety

December 2, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

SB 350 Low-Income Barriers Study Recommendations Draft Announcement

December 2, 2016
The California Energy Commission recently (CEC) released its SB350 Low-Income Barriers Study Recommendations.

Special Session Ends with No Deal on Transportation, Governor and Legislature Commit to Pursuing Next Year

November 23, 2016
Late Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature issued a letter to transportation funding advocates confirming that there will be no deal on a comprehensive transportation reform and funding package in the closing weeks of the special session.

New Mayors and Council Members Academy Scheduled for Jan. 18–20 in Sacramento

November 18, 2016
The League has opened registration for the 2017 New Mayors and Council Members Academy. Scheduled for Jan. 18–20 in Sacramento, the conference is expected to sell out quickly.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $231.8 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in National City, Educational Housing in Riverside and a Community Hospital in Redlands

November 18, 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).

California City Solutions: San Diego Partners With Youth to Educate the Community on Water Purification Technology

November 18, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

REMINDER: Call for Entries Open for Outstanding City Street Projects

November 18, 2016
The Save California Streets Coalition’s nomination period for its annual Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Awards Program is currently open.

Help Set League Policy — Join a League Policy Committee

November 18, 2016
The League's seven policy committees comprise city officials from throughout California.

Proposition 47 Grant Funding Now Available

November 18, 2016
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has released its BSCC Proposition 47 Request for Proposals (RFP).

League Establishes Strategic Goals for 2017

November 14, 2016
Approximately 107 leaders of the League of California Cities’ divisions, departments, policy committees, diversity groups and board of directors meet in Newport Beach on Nov. 10 – 11 and participated in an interactive workshop to develop and set the League’s 2017 strategic goals.  

California Voters Approve Record Number of Local Tax and Bond Measures

November 10, 2016
The results of Tuesday’s election indicate a continuing confidence in local government in California and the importance of the services provided by cities, counties, special districts and schools. California considered over 650 local measures on Nov. 8 and approved a record number of local taxes and bonds. They approved over $32 billion facility bonds including $23 billion in school construction bonds and $7.2 billion in transit and other local public facility improvements. The full preliminary report is available online. It will be updated as new results become available.

U.S. Communities Announces New Contract for Data, Analytics and Fraud Detection Solutions

November 4, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce that Experian has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide data, analytics and fraud detection services through the innovations solutions solicitation.

California City Solutions: Glendora Creates Mode of Transportation for Teens

November 4, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

2016 Legislative Briefing Webinar to be Held Nov. 7

November 1, 2016
Please join League lobbyists for the annual Legislative Briefing webinar, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Registration Now Open for the 2017 City Managers Department Meeting

November 1, 2016
The League is gearing up for the 2017 City Managers Department Meeting that will be held Feb. 8–10 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. 

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on Nov. 16 in Marysville to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

October 28, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on Nov. 16 at the Yuba County office on 915 8th Street in Marysville to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.
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