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A Few Weeks Remain to Register for Two Mayors and Council Members Events in June

May 6, 2016
There are just three weeks left to register for two premiere back-to-back League of California Cities® events geared towards mayors and council members of all tenures.

Legislative Action Day Brings Hundreds of City Officials to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

April 29, 2016
The League’s annual Legislative Action Day is an opportunity for city officials to meet with their legislators and their staff in their Capitol offices to discuss the most pressing policy issues facing California cities.

Bills in Committee: May 2-6

April 29, 2016
With the Legislature’s policy committees now in full swing, the League will begin regularly updating members on upcoming hearings on bills of interest to cities.

Assembly Democrats Unveil $1.3 Billion Affordable Housing Package

April 26, 2016
The Assembly Democratic Caucus on Monday, April 25 announced a one-time $1.3 billion budget proposal to help address how California’s affordable housing crisis hits the state’s most struggling residents — working, lower-income families, the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Is Limiting Public Engagement and Local Land Use Discretion the Appropriate Solution to Expedite Housing Development?

April 25, 2016
With the first round of legislative policy hearings nearing completion, one area of legislative focus is readily apparent: reducing public engagement and local land use discretion to expedite the construction of new housing.

League Gears Up for 2016 Legislative Action Day

April 25, 2016
Every April brings hundreds of city officials to Sacramento as part of the League’s Legislative Action Day.

League-Sponsored Bill to Address Placement of Alcohol and Drug Recovery Homes in Residential Neighborhoods Passes Assembly Health Committee

April 22, 2016
AB 2403, a League-sponsored bill by Assembly Member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) to help restore balance between residential character of neighborhoods and the availability of small licensed alcohol and drug recovery group homes, passed out of the Assembly Committee on Health Tuesday with a 15-0 vote.

Bills in Committee: April 25-29

April 22, 2016
With the Legislature’s policy committees now in full swing, the League will begin regularly updating members on upcoming hearings on bills of interest to cities.

San Diego Releases Comprehensive Action Plan to Reduce Affordable and Market-Rate Housing Costs

April 22, 2016
There is a great deal of talk these days about the housing affordability crisis, but San Diego leaders are working to implement a new plan to address it for both affordable and market-rate housing.

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on April 28 in Fresno to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

April 22, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, on April 28 in Fresno, is hosting a free regional event to learn how to save time and money through U.S. Communities program.

Bills Regulating Use of Body Cameras Advancing; League Engages to Ensure Balance between Local Control, Transparency and the Public’s Right to Know

April 22, 2016
Body cameras were a major topic in two legislative policy committee hearings this week in Sacramento with the League monitoring both closely before the board of directors adopts official positions at its upcoming meeting on April 27.

2017 City Managers Department Meeting Call for Proposals Now Open

April 22, 2016
The League of California Cities® is now taking submissions for session proposals and speakers for the 2017 City Managers Department meeting which will be held Feb. 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey. 

California City Solutions: Gilroy’s Task Force Steers Youth Away from Gangs

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

2016 Initial Bills of Interest and Hot Bills List

April 15, 2016
With the second year of the 2015-16 Legislative Session underway, the League has sifted through hundreds of bills and is working on those of most importance to cities.

Bills in Committee: April 18-22

April 15, 2016
With the Legislature’s policy committees now in full swing, the League will begin regularly updating members on upcoming hearings on bills of interest to cities.

SB 1318 Attempts to Leverage LAFCO to Deliver Services without Adequate Resources

April 15, 2016
Sen. Lois Wolk’s (D-Davis) new bill, SB 1318 attempts to force cities and special districts to provide services to unincorporated areas outside their jurisdictions by prohibiting local agency formation commissions (LAFCO) from approving any future annexations or changes in their spheres until they do.

California Financing Coordinating Committee Offers Free Infrastructure Funding Fairs Statewide for 2016

April 15, 2016
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) will be hosting several free funding fairs throughout the state between May and September.

New Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles Now Available

April 8, 2016
The 2016 Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles is available on the League’s website.

California City Solutions: Manhattan Beach’s Seniors and Teens Pair Up in Free Programs to Boost the Community

April 8, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Sacramento’s Drone Wars

April 6, 2016
Drone regulation in California’s Capitol is rapidly becoming a new battleground for local government.
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