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Deadline Reminder: Submit Proposals Now for the 2017 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum

October 24, 2016
The League of California Cities® is now accepting session proposals for the 2017 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum taking place June 28–29 in Monterey.

Governor Brown Signs League-Supported Economic Development Measures; Vetoes Bill to Restore Funds to Recently Incorporated Cities

September 30, 2016
Earlier this week Gov. Jerry Brown took action on several bills important to cities.

Voting Rights Legislative Package Aimed at Curbing Frivolous Litigation Signed by Governor

September 30, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 28 signed a series of California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) measures that streamline cities’ conversion to district-based elections while simultaneously curbing a rash of serial and costly litigation.

Governor Brown Signs SB 807, Granting Immunity to Cities for Damage or Destruction of Drones Interfering with Emergency Operations

September 30, 2016
SB 807 (Gaines) was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 29, which provides local agency first responders with immunity should they damage or destroy a drone that is interfering with their emergency operations.

Governor Upholds Local Control of Parking Regulation with AB 2586 Veto

September 30, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 30 vetoed AB 2586 (Gatto), a League-opposed measure, which would have limited cities’ ability to regulate their own parking regulations.

Governor Upholds Local Control of Taxi Regulation with AB 650 Veto

September 30, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 28 vetoed AB 650 (Low), a League-opposed measure that would have limited city and county ability to impose taxicab regulations, and instead shift authority over taxi regulation to an unknown state agency.

Clovis Council Member Harry Armstrong Retires after 46 Years in Office

September 30, 2016
Former League President and Clovis City Council Member Harry Armstrong will retire on Oct. 17 after 46 years in office.

League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace℠ Booth at Annual Conference

September 30, 2016
Be sure to stop by the League’s Health Benefits Marketplace (HBM) booth number 629 during the 2016 Annual Conference & Expo, Oct. 5–7, to discover the health care and OPEB solutions available to cities for their active employees and retirees coverage.

League Submits Comments on Final Workshop on Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update

September 30, 2016
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) concluded the comment period for the final workshop to assist with the development of the Draft 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update.

League Educates its Members on the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

September 28, 2016
The League of California Cities® on Sept. 12 released two documents to its members explaining key elements of Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act or AUMA).

California Cities Lead Small Business Innovation; Launch Open Source Startup in a Day Solutions

September 28, 2016
State and local governments nationwide are actively harnessing the power of technology to simplify and streamline the path for entrepreneurs to start a business.

U.S. Communities Announces New Athletic Supplies and Physical Education Equipment Contract

September 28, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce that Gopher has been awarded a multi-year contract for athletic supplies and physical education equipment.

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on Oct. 26 in Anaheim to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

September 28, 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 Oct. 26 at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.  

SB 272 Compliance Deadline Passed with Many Agencies Out of Compliance

September 23, 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.

Community Based Transitional Housing Grants Application Now Available

September 23, 2016
The Department of Finance (DOF) this week released the application for the community housing grants.

NLC Prescription Discount Card Program Webinar Will be Held Sept. 27

September 23, 2016
In partnership with the League of California Cities® and CVS Caremark, the National League of Cities (NLC) will host a free NLC Prescription Discount Card program webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m.

California City Solutions: Menifee’s Mayor’s Roundtable Fosters Open Communication

September 23, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Preview of Local Revenue Measures on the Ballot in California this November

September 23, 2016
The Nov. 8, 2016 California gubernatorial election includes some 650 local measures including 427 seeking approval for taxes or bonds.

League of California Cities® Commends Legislative Leadership and Governor for Providing Funding to Help House Chronically Homeless

September 15, 2016
The League of California Cities® on Thursday commended the bipartisan leadership of legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown for their support of the No Place Like Home initiative.

Governor Signs More Climate Change Bills and $900 Million Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan

September 15, 2016
In an effort to assist communities most impacted by pollution and climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 14 signed additional bills to implement and allocate $900 million in Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds.
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