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Learn about the League’s Health Benefits Marketplace Wellness Program Thursday, Sept. 22

September 15, 2016
Please join the League of California Cities® for three informative Health Benefits Marketplace™ (HBM) webinars.

Registration Now Open for Multiple League Educational Conferences

September 14, 2016
The League of California Cities® has several important events currently open for registration. These conferences will be happening this fall and in early 2017.

$5 Million in CDBG Grant Funding Available to Address Effects of California Drought

September 14, 2016
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the availability of approximately $5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding for direct relief and mitigation of the effects of the California drought disaster.

City Strategies to Reach the Remaining Uninsured Webcast Will be Held Sept. 20

September 14, 2016
Over the last three years, the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has been working with eight cities to develop and implement successful outreach and enrollment campaigns to connect uninsured children and families to much-needed health insurance coverage.

Now Accepting Proposals for the 2017 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference

September 13, 2016
The City Attorneys’ Department of the League of California Cities® is seeking speakers and session topics for the 2017 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference to be held May 3-5 at the Westin St. Francis Union Square in San Francisco.

League to Host Health Benefits Marketplace ACA Compliance Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 14

September 9, 2016
The League conducted a survey following its Aug. 11 Health Benefits Marketplace (HBM) webinar and found that 80 percent of survey respondents indicated that Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance is a challenge for their city.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $39.7 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Rancho Mission Viejo

September 9, 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).

Learn about NLC’s Federal Advocacy Committees

September 9, 2016
The National League of Cities (NLC) will be hosting a webinar for local elected officials to learn more about NLC's Federal Advocacy Committees and the application process.

Governor’s Action Pending on Bills Impacting Cities

September 7, 2016
Nearly 800 bills — including many of interest to cities — reached the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown before the Aug. 31 adjournment of the 2015-16 legislative session.

Join City Officials Nationwide for NLC’s City Summit in Pittsburgh

September 7, 2016
The National League of Cities (NLC) will be holding its City Summit (formerly Congress of Cities) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this year.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $24.85 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Irvine

September 7, 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).

Key Climate Change Bills and Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan Clear Legislature in Final Days

September 2, 2016
The League tracked legislation dealing with climate change and measures to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout the session.

Second Attempt at Costly Employee Orientation Proposal Fails in Senate

September 2, 2016
The Legislature often acts in a manner that is responsive to issues that have local, state or even national implications.

Legislation Undermining Local Taxi Regulation Authority Sent to Governor

September 2, 2016
Without any meaningful input from the public and affected stakeholders in the closing hours of the legislative session, the Legislature redrafted AB 650 (Low) to arbitrarily restrict the ability for cities and counties to properly regulate the taxi industry, in an attempt to level the playing field for taxis against their competition (transportation network companies, or TNCs, such as Uber and Lyft).

California City Solutions: Livermore Library Develops Innovative Service Model to Continue Providing Accessibility to Services

September 2, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

League’s Regional Divisions Contribute to Defeat of Legislation Undermining Local Control of Regional Authority

September 2, 2016
A bill proposing to add state appointments to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) board, was defeated on the Assembly Floor in the final hours of the legislative session.

State Launches Revised Open Data Portal

September 2, 2016
The California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) announced today that its open data portal has been updated with open source technology.

U.S. EPA Will Release RFP for Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup Funding this Fall

September 2, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program is expecting the release of their annual request for proposals for brownfields assessment and cleanup funding in September/October 2016 with applications due 60-75 days after the release.

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Department of Public Health Announce Pre-Regulatory Stakeholder Meetings

September 2, 2016
During September and October, the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) and the Department of Public Health will be holding pre-regulatory stakeholder meetings.

Marijuana Cannabis Cultivation Program Public Scoping Period Opened Sept. 1

September 2, 2016
The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) is developing regulations to establish cannabis cultivation licensing and a track and trace system, collectively referred to as the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP).
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