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California City Solutions: Thousand Oaks Develops Successful Youth Internship Program

July 29, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Cities Face Disruptive and Costly Employee Orientation Proposal

July 29, 2016
There is a union push for employee outreach and retention in in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4, decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $16 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Art College in San Francisco

July 29, 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).

Take A Selfie with Your City Hall Aug. 15

July 29, 2016
The Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) membership organization is launching the first annual National #CityHallSelfie Day, taking place on Monday, Aug. 15.

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on Aug. 4 in Bakersfield to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

July 22, 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 Aug. 4 at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in Bakersfield to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

Homeless Encampment Clean-Up Grant Applications Available

July 22, 2016
Grant applications are now available for CalRecycle’s Solid Waste Site Cleanup Program — funding that has been used successfully by cities to assist with the cleanup homeless encampments.

California City Solutions: Hemet Develops Strategic Goals Based on Community Feedback

July 22, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Funding Opportunity: NLC’s CHAMPS Grant Helps Cities Fund After School and Summer Lunch Programs

July 22, 2016
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) and the League of California Cities® are working with National League of Cities (NLC) to provide support to cities interested in strengthening efforts to ensure youth stay healthy, engaged and on a positive developmental path.

CalPERS Invites Nominations for its Spotlight on Excellence Award

July 22, 2016
The 2016 CalPERS’ Educational Forum is coming up in October and the nomination period is now open for the Spotlight on Excellence award.

CalPERS Names Marcie Frost as New Chief Executive Officer

July 22, 2016
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration announced last week that it has named Marcie Frost as the pension fund’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Economic Development, Public Safety Top Issues for Nation’s Mayors, According to National League of Cities Report

July 22, 2016
For the third consecutive year, economic development remained the top issue for the nation’s mayors, according to a comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC).

Submit Your Application for What Cities Work

July 22, 2016
What Works Cities (WWC) invites cities to apply to be part of a national Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative to help American cities better use data and evidence to drive decision-making and improve residents’ lives.

League Updates 2016 Hot and Priority Bills List

July 18, 2016
The League’s 2016 Hot and Priority Bills List is now updated to reflect the status of significant legislation following the Legislature’s adjournment for summer recess.

Session Proposal Deadline Extended for 2017 Public Works Officers Institute

July 13, 2016
The deadline is fast approaching to submit session proposals and speakers for the League of California Cities® 2017 Public Works Officers Institute.

July 18 State Disability Access Commission Hearing in Sacramento to Focus on ADA Complaints and Demands

July 13, 2016
In efforts to fulfill its mission to promote dialogue and collaboration between the disability and business communities, the California Commission on Disability Access will hold its Full Commission meeting on July 18 featuring unique panel presentation(s) from the law firms representing the top 64 percent of alleged ADA complaints and/or demand letters reported in 2015.

U.S. Communities Announces New Specialty Vehicle Solutions Contract

July 13, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce that Farber Specialty Vehicles has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide specialty vehicles, equipment and accessories and any related equipment, supplies and services.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12.1 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Stockton

July 13, 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).

Workshops Available to Help Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant

July 13, 2016
The California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang, will conduct workshops to discuss the proposed regulations for the recently introduced California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Financing Program (CalCAP/ADA).

Application Period Open for New California Urban Rivers Grant Program

July 13, 2016
The California Natural Resources Agency recently announced the release of its guidelines and application for the California Urban Rivers Grant Program. 

City Officials Encouraged to Discuss Housing and Transportation with Legislators

July 8, 2016
This week marks the first week of the legislative summer recess.
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