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Community Based Transitional Housing Grants Application Now Available

September 23, 2016
The Department of Finance (DOF) this week released the application for the community housing grants.

NLC Prescription Discount Card Program Webinar Will be Held Sept. 27

September 23, 2016
In partnership with the League of California Cities® and CVS Caremark, the National League of Cities (NLC) will host a free NLC Prescription Discount Card program webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m.

California City Solutions: Menifee’s Mayor’s Roundtable Fosters Open Communication

September 23, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Preview of Local Revenue Measures on the Ballot in California this November

September 23, 2016
The Nov. 8, 2016 California gubernatorial election includes some 650 local measures including 427 seeking approval for taxes or bonds.

League of California Cities® Commends Legislative Leadership and Governor for Providing Funding to Help House Chronically Homeless

September 15, 2016
The League of California Cities® on Thursday commended the bipartisan leadership of legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown for their support of the No Place Like Home initiative.

Governor Signs More Climate Change Bills and $900 Million Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan

September 15, 2016
In an effort to assist communities most impacted by pollution and climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 14 signed additional bills to implement and allocate $900 million in Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds.

Learn about the League’s Health Benefits Marketplace Wellness Program Thursday, Sept. 22

September 15, 2016
Please join the League of California Cities® for three informative Health Benefits Marketplace™ (HBM) webinars.

Registration Now Open for Multiple League Educational Conferences

September 14, 2016
The League of California Cities® has several important events currently open for registration. These conferences will be happening this fall and in early 2017.

$5 Million in CDBG Grant Funding Available to Address Effects of California Drought

September 14, 2016
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the availability of approximately $5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding for direct relief and mitigation of the effects of the California drought disaster.

City Strategies to Reach the Remaining Uninsured Webcast Will be Held Sept. 20

September 14, 2016
Over the last three years, the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has been working with eight cities to develop and implement successful outreach and enrollment campaigns to connect uninsured children and families to much-needed health insurance coverage.

Now Accepting Proposals for the 2017 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference

September 13, 2016
The City Attorneys’ Department of the League of California Cities® is seeking speakers and session topics for the 2017 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference to be held May 3-5 at the Westin St. Francis Union Square in San Francisco.

League to Host Health Benefits Marketplace ACA Compliance Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 14

September 9, 2016
The League conducted a survey following its Aug. 11 Health Benefits Marketplace (HBM) webinar and found that 80 percent of survey respondents indicated that Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance is a challenge for their city.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $39.7 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Rancho Mission Viejo

September 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).

Learn about NLC’s Federal Advocacy Committees

September 9, 2016
The National League of Cities (NLC) will be hosting a webinar for local elected officials to learn more about NLC's Federal Advocacy Committees and the application process.

Governor’s Action Pending on Bills Impacting Cities

September 7, 2016
Nearly 800 bills — including many of interest to cities — reached the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown before the Aug. 31 adjournment of the 2015-16 legislative session.

Join City Officials Nationwide for NLC’s City Summit in Pittsburgh

September 7, 2016
The National League of Cities (NLC) will be holding its City Summit (formerly Congress of Cities) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this year.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $24.85 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Irvine

September 7, 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).

Key Climate Change Bills and Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan Clear Legislature in Final Days

September 2, 2016
The League tracked legislation dealing with climate change and measures to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout the session.

Second Attempt at Costly Employee Orientation Proposal Fails in Senate

September 2, 2016
The Legislature often acts in a manner that is responsive to issues that have local, state or even national implications.

Legislation Undermining Local Taxi Regulation Authority Sent to Governor

September 2, 2016
Without any meaningful input from the public and affected stakeholders in the closing hours of the legislative session, the Legislature redrafted AB 650 (Low) to arbitrarily restrict the ability for cities and counties to properly regulate the taxi industry, in an attempt to level the playing field for taxis against their competition (transportation network companies, or TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft).
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