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California City Solutions: Livermore Library Develops Innovative Service Model to Continue Providing Accessibility to Services

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

League’s Regional Divisions Contribute to Defeat of Legislation Undermining Local Control of Regional Authority

September 2, 2016
A bill proposing to add state appointments to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) board, was defeated on the Assembly Floor in the final hours of the legislative session.

State Launches Revised Open Data Portal

September 2, 2016
The California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) announced today that its open data portal has been updated with open source technology.

U.S. EPA Will Release RFP for Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup Funding this Fall

September 2, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program is expecting the release of their annual request for proposals for brownfields assessment and cleanup funding in September/October 2016 with applications due 60-75 days after the release.

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Department of Public Health Announce Pre-Regulatory Stakeholder Meetings

September 2, 2016
During September and October, the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) and the Department of Public Health will be holding pre-regulatory stakeholder meetings.

Marijuana Cannabis Cultivation Program Public Scoping Period Opened Sept. 1

September 2, 2016
The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) is developing regulations to establish cannabis cultivation licensing and a track and trace system, collectively referred to as the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP).

Session Ends with Possibilities Still Open on Transportation

September 1, 2016
Early Thursday morning the Legislature wrapped up its 2015-16 regular session concluding two years dominated by major issues such as minimum wage, climate change, health insurance organization taxes and more.

End of Session Signature/Veto Webinar Helps Cities Take Action on Measures on Governor’s Desk

September 1, 2016
Now that the Legislature has adjourned the 2015-16 session, the focus shifts solely to legislation that made it to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12.7 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena and Napa

September 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).

Governor Signs Bill Protecting Code Enforcement Officer

August 31, 2016
Less than a week after the bill reached his desk, Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 30 signed AB 2228 (Cooley) into law.

Approval of SB 879 in Final Hours of Legislative Session Would Be Important Step in Solving Housing Crisis

August 31, 2016
With just hours left before the close of this legislative session, the League is urging the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown to support SB 879 (Beall), the proposed $3 billion general obligation housing bond.

Sept. 2 Annual Conference Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

August 31, 2016
Just a few days remain before the registration deadline for the 2016 League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo.

California Earned Income Tax Credit Questions and Answers Document Available for Grant Applicants

August 31, 2016
The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) posted a Questions and Answers sheet following the release of its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) last week, inviting interested parties to apply for funding to provide education and outreach services regarding the California Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC).

SB 1069 Erodes Local Control and Fails to Provide True Solution to State’s Need for More Affordable Housing

August 30, 2016
There is no arguing that California has a housing problem. Rent and housing costs continue to increase and California’s affordable housing stock is not sufficient to meet the needs of the state’s residents, especially in some of the most congested areas.

League Removes Opposition to Development Bonus Legislation

August 30, 2016
The League last week removed its opposition to AB 1934 (Santiago), legislation on development bonuses.

HUD Announces Grant to Help Communities Support Needs of Homeless Youth

August 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will select up to 10 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

No Place Like Home Program Analysis

August 26, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on July 1 signed into law the No Place Like Home program (AB 1618, Chapter 43, Statutes of 2016).

Helpful Clean Up to Last Year’s CRIA Law Goes to Governor

August 26, 2016
The Assembly on a bipartisan vote on Monday passed AB 2492 (Alejo and Garcia),

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $11.5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Fresno

August 26, 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).

$7.4 Billion Transportation Funding Proposal Introduced, $2.5 Billion for Local Streets and Roads

August 25, 2016
Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) have formally introduced the two bills that would generate $7.4 billion annually with $2.5 billion for local streets and roads. 
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