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How to Reverse the Nation’s Declining Infrastructure Crisis

May 16, 2016
The National League of Cities (NLC) announced on May 16 the release of a new report on the ability of cities to address the nation’s growing infrastructure challenges.

Bills in Committee: May 16-20

May 16, 2016
Friday brought the release of the highly-anticipated May Budget Revision with Gov. Jerry Brown holding a press conference in the morning to outline his revised budget proposal for FY 2016-17.

Updated Highway Users Tax Revenue Estimates

May 16, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revision included slightly higher fuel tax revenue estimates for current year FY 2015-16 and Budget year FY 2016-17.

A Preview of Local Tax and Bond Measures in California June 7

May 16, 2016
Along with one statewide measure (Proposition 50), the Presidential Primary election in California on June 7 will decide some 165 local measures.

Governor’s Revised FY 2016-17 Budget Holds Line on General Fund Spending; Includes $2 billion Homeless Housing Revenue Bond

May 13, 2016
This morning Gov. Jerry Brown began his budget press conference by reiterating his warning that California must prepare for the next inevitable downturn.

Keynote Speakers to See During Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

May 12, 2016
The 2016 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum is coming up next month and the May 24 registration deadline is fast approaching.

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on May 24 in Rancho Cucamonga to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

May 12, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting on May 24 at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga a free regional event to learn how to save time and money through U.S. Communities program.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $964.3 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Multifamily Affordable Housing in Irvine and Loma Linda University Medical Center

May 12, 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).

June 1 Deadline Approaching for COPS Office FY 2016 Community Policing Development Program

May 12, 2016
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recently announced the availability of funding opportunities under the FY 2016 COPS Community Policing Development Program (CPD).

Governor Issues Executive Order Extending Emergency Water Restrictions

May 9, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown Monday morning issued an executive order to continue water savings as the drought persists.

Bills in Committee: May 9-13

May 9, 2016
With Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revise expected this week the Legislature is gearing up for the budget. However many bills are still being heard in Appropriations Committees and the League will continue to regularly update members on upcoming hearings on bills of interest to cities.

California City Solutions: Youth-Led Ciclovía Helps Bring Salinas Community Together in Health

May 6, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Volunteer Judges Needed for Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

May 6, 2016
The 2016 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence applications have been submitted and now it is time to score them to determine the winning cities in each of the 11 categories.

SB 272 Compliance Deadline Fast Approaching

May 6, 2016
The Legislature expanded the California Public Records Act in 2015 by requiring local agencies to create and make available online a catalog of enterprise systems.

Cities for Workforce Health Announce 2016 Events

May 6, 2016
City officials will want to mark their calendars for a series of programs 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.

Legislation Proposes Changes to Taxicab Regulations and Authority

May 6, 2016
Assembly Member Evan Low’s (D-Campbell) AB 650 seeks to ‘level the playing field’ between taxis and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, by limiting taxicab regulations and shifting regulatory authority over taxicabs from local governments to the state, via the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) which currently has authority over TNCs.

Sacramento Rally set for May 19 to Stress the Immediate Need for Transportation Funding

May 2, 2016
City officials are encouraged to join the League of California Cities® and the Fix Our Roads Coalition, along with hundreds of local elected officials, business, and labor leaders on May 19 for a rally and press conference urging Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s immediate support for a transportation funding and reform package.
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