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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.

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on July 14 in Carlsbad to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

July 8, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting on July 14 at the Faraday Center in Carlsbad a free regional event to learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

Senate Approves No Place Like Home

June 28, 2016
The Senate on Monday, June 27 approved an amended version of the budget trailer bill containing the No Place Like Home program (AB 1618, Committee on Budget).

End of Session Legislative Briefing Scheduled for July 7

June 28, 2016
Join the League’s legislative team for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against after the Legislature’s summer recess in the second year of the 2015-16 legislative session. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $327.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek

June 28, 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).

Featured Keynotes Speaking at the League of California Cities® 2016 Annual Conference & Expo

June 24, 2016
The League of California Cities® announces two featured keynote speakers for its 2016 Annual Conference & Expo.

California City Solutions: Lake Forest’s Comprehensive Study Brings Housing, Sports Park and Civic Center to the Community

June 24, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Free SB 272 System Catalog Compliance Webinar Scheduled for June 29

June 24, 2016
With SB 272 going into effect on July 1, many cities are busy cataloging their enterprise systems to post online.

New FAA Drone Rules Reject Federal Preemption of State and Local Drone Laws

June 23, 2016
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday announced its long awaited final rules for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones.

Tell us How We’re Doing — Don’t Forget to Complete the Western City Magazine Survey

June 17, 2016
Western City magazine, the League’s monthly award-winning publication, needs input from its readers.

Annual Conference Resolutions Due by Aug. 6

June 17, 2016
Policy development is a key part of the League of California Cities® legislative effectiveness.

California City Solutions: Temecula Partners with Schools and Universities to Offer Youth and Professional Leadership Program

June 17, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Application Open: Cities for Workforce Health Wellness Program Seed Grants

June 17, 2016
The application period for the Cities for Workforce Health (CWH) 2017 consulting grants is now open.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $48.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Multi-Family Affordable Housing in Irvine and Community Hospital in Monterey

June 17, 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).  

Legislature Adopts Most, But Not All, Remaining Budget Trailer Bills

June 16, 2016
Following Wednesday’s action to adopt the main budget bill (SB 826) and five trailer bills, the Legislature acted today on most of the remaining trailer bills.

Legislature Adopts First Installment of FY 2016-17 Budget Package

June 15, 2016
Similar to last year, the Legislature today adopted a partial FY 2016-17 budget package by passing the main budget bill (SB 826) and just five of 17 trailer bills.

Conceptual State Budget Agreement Outlined Thursday

June 10, 2016
On Thursday, June 9, the Budget Conference Committee met for a final hearing to close out the remaining items for the 2016-17 State Budget.

Cities for Workforce Health Wellness Talk Series Continues on June 16

June 10, 2016
City officials are invited to participate in the second of four wellness talks offered by Cities for Workforce Health, a League Partner-sponsored program designed to provide practical resources for cities on how to enhance their employees’ health and wellbeing.

California's Local Tax and Bond Measure Results June 2016

June 9, 2016
Along with one statewide measure (Proposition 50), the Presidential Primary election in California on June 7 included over 150 local measures.

Federal Court of Appeals Holds Cash-in-Lieu Payments Must be Included in Regular Rate of Pay When Calculating Overtime

June 9, 2016
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Flores v. City of San Gabriel — a case in which former and current police officers challenged the city’s practice of excluding cash payments made in lieu of health benefits from the officers’ regular rate of pay when calculating overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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