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Loomis Wins $3,000 U.S. Communities Voucher for Grand Prize during League Annual Conference

October 10, 2016
The city of Loomis won the grand prize drawing on Friday, Oct. 7, during the closing general session of the League’s 118th Annual Conference & Expo.

Lodi Council Member JoAnne Mounce Elected League President

October 10, 2016
Lodi Council Member JoAnne Mounce was installed as League president on Oct. 7 during the 118th Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach and will now lead the organization for the coming year.

Palos Verdes Estates Council Member James Goodhart Elected League First Vice President

October 10, 2016
Palos Verdes Estates Council Member James Goodhart was elected League first vice president during the League’s 118th Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach.  

South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino Elected League Second Vice President

October 10, 2016
South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino was installed as second vice president during the League’s 118th Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach and will advance to the office of first vice president in September 2017.    

League Board Establishes Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations Policy Committee

October 10, 2016
On Oct. 6, the League board of directors took the formal step to establish a new league legislative policy committee — voting unanimously to establish the new Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations (GTL) policy committee.

Governor’s Action on League Priority Bills Mostly Positive

October 3, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown finished his work on Friday signing and vetoing legislation sent to him by the Legislature in 2016.

Governor Signs Legislation Expanding State Regulation over Medical Marijuana

October 3, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29 signed AB 2679 (Cooley), expanding the universe of state regulation on medical marijuana.

Governor Brown Signs League-Supported Economic Development Measures; Vetoes Bill to Restore Funds to Recently Incorporated Cities

September 30, 2016
Earlier this week Gov. Jerry Brown took action on several bills important to cities.

Voting Rights Legislative Package Aimed at Curbing Frivolous Litigation Signed by Governor

September 30, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 28 signed a series of California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) measures that streamline cities’ conversion to district-based elections while simultaneously curbing a rash of serial and costly litigation.

Governor Brown Signs SB 807, Granting Immunity to Cities for Damage or Destruction of Drones Interfering with Emergency Operations

September 30, 2016
SB 807 (Gaines) was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29, which provides local agency first responders with immunity should they damage or destroy a drone that is interfering with their emergency operations.

Governor Upholds Local Control of Parking Regulation with AB 2586 Veto

September 30, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 30 vetoed AB 2586 (Gatto), a League-opposed measure, which would have limited cities’ ability to regulate their own parking regulations.

Governor Upholds Local Control of Taxi Regulation with AB 650 Veto

September 30, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 28 vetoed AB 650 (Low), a League-opposed measure that would have limited city and county ability to impose taxicab regulations, and instead shift authority over taxi regulation to an unknown state agency.

Clovis Council Member Harry Armstrong Retires after 46 Years in Office

September 30, 2016
Former League President and Clovis City Council Member Harry Armstrong will retire on Oct. 17 after 46 years in office.

League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace℠ Booth at Annual Conference

September 30, 2016
Be sure to stop by the League’s Health Benefits Marketplace (HBM) booth number 629 during the 2016 Annual Conference & Expo, Oct. 5–7, to discover the health care and OPEB solutions available to cities for their active employees and retirees coverage.

League Submits Comments on Final Workshop on Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update

September 30, 2016
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) concluded the comment period for the final workshop to assist with the development of the Draft 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update.

League Educates its Members on the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

September 28, 2016
The League of California Cities® on Sept. 12 released two documents to its members explaining key elements of Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act or AUMA).

California Cities Lead Small Business Innovation; Launch Open Source Startup in a Day Solutions

September 28, 2016
State and local governments nationwide are actively harnessing the power of technology to simplify and streamline the path for entrepreneurs to start a business.

U.S. Communities Announces New Athletic Supplies and Physical Education Equipment Contract

September 28, 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 Gopher has been awarded a multi-year contract for athletic supplies and physical education equipment.

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on Oct. 26 in Anaheim to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

September 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 Oct. 26 at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.  

SB 272 Compliance Deadline Passed with Many Agencies Out of Compliance

September 23, 2016
The Legislature expanded the California Public Records Act in 2015 by requiring local agencies to create and make available online a catalog of enterprise systems.
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