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Register Today for Webinar on Planning a Healthier Future: Partnerships with Purpose

June 3, 2016
Collaborations involving local officials, staff, community groups and health and planning professionals play a vital role in the wellness and health of children and families.

$1 Million PG&E Community Grants Available for Climate Change Resilience Planning Over Next Five Years

June 3, 2016
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) this week launched the Better Together Resilient Communities grant program to help local governments meet the challenge of climate change.

Federal Officials Warn City Officials to be Aware of Zika Threat

June 3, 2016
U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention and Homeland Security representatives say that the Zika virus is not cause for panic — but that it must be taken seriously by state and local officials.  

Cities Eligible for Grants to Upgrade Technology; Learn More with June 8 Webinar

June 3, 2016
Cities can apply for funds to support tech projects or equipment purchase through the CRT Settlement Fund.  

Update: 2016 Bill Status

May 31, 2016
This week marks the half-way point of the 2016 legislative year, and legislators have until Friday, June 3 to move bills out of the House of Origin.

All Eyes on Special Session for Transportation Funding

May 27, 2016
Over the past two weeks Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees took action to remove Gov. Jerry Brown’s transportation funding proposal from the budget negotiations.

State Water Board’s New Approach to Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

May 27, 2016
The State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) recently adopted a new emergency conservation regulation requiring locally developed conservation standards.

California City Solutions: Fullerton’s New Approach to Homeless Support

May 27, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Governor’s Proposal Seeks to Limit Public Engagement, Design and Environmental Review over Affordable Housing Projects

May 25, 2016
As a component of his recently released budget May Revise, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed to reduce perceived additional costs and delays associated with the approval of housing developments containing specified percentages of affordable housing by eliminating public input and project level environmental analysis, restricting design review, and making approvals non-discretionary or “ministerial.”

Registration Deadline Extended Until June 3 for Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

May 25, 2016
The League of California Cities® has extended the registration deadline for two excellent back-to-back opportunities for mayors and council members of all tenures.

National Network Releases Guide for Mayors Aimed at Accelerating Gender Equality

May 25, 2016
It’s Time Network (ITN), a national network of individuals and organizations working to advance gender equality, is calling upon mayors nationwide to prioritize women and girls in their leadership agenda.

Helping Small Businesses Become ADA Compliant Webinar

May 25, 2016
The California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA), chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang, is pleased to introduce California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Financing Program (CalCAP/ADA).

Bills in Committee: May 23-27

May 23, 2016
Budget committee hearings are in full swing as the Legislature debates Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revision and begins to put together the final budget for FY 2016-17.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $19.57 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Stonehaven Apartments at UC Riverside

May 23, 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).

San Mateo Daily Journal Reports on San Bruno Police Department’s Participation in Training on Illicit Massage Parlors

May 23, 2016
The San Bruno Police Department took part in a California Massage Therapy Council (CMTC) training designed on how to both eliminate and prevent illicit activity at massage parlors.

Fix Our Roads Coalition Unveils Bipartisan Transportation Funding Solution

May 19, 2016
League President and Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael spoke today as part of a rally that brought hundreds of local elected officials, labor and business representatives to Sacramento to demand a transportation reform and funding package.

Drone Fight Heats Up

May 19, 2016
The drone industry is still out to pre-empt local ordinances via pending state legislation. The industry continues to uniformly oppose SB 868 (Jackson), a League-supported measure and the only bill regulating drones that expressly protects local ordinances.

California City Solutions: Yountville Expands Recycled Wastewater Program

May 19, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2015 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions.

May 27 STORMS Seminar to Address Using Deep Infiltration and Drywells for Groundwater Recharge

May 19, 2016
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) will offer a seminar on using deep infiltration and drywells for groundwater recharge on May 27 as part of its Strategy to Optimize Resources Management of Storm Water (STORMS).

Cities Eligible for Grants to Upgrade Technology; Learn More with June 8 Webinar

May 19, 2016
Cities can apply for funds to support tech projects or equipment purchase through the CRT Settlement Fund.
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