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Sacramento’s Drone Wars

April 6, 2016
Drone regulation in California’s Capitol is rapidly becoming a new battleground for local government.

League Opposes State’s Attempt to Manage Local Parking Needs

April 6, 2016
Parking has long been one of local government’s core responsibilities and functions.

Busy Week Ahead for Housing: Three Priority Bills Cities Should Oppose

April 6, 2016
The League strongly urges cities to oppose three pieces of proposed housing legislation.

City Employees Largely Exempted from California’s New Minimum Wage Law

April 6, 2016
The nation’s eyes were on California Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by the year 2022.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $14,000,000 in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Multifamily Affordable Housing in Antioch

April 6, 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).

Deadline to Enter City Programs for the 2016 Helen Putnam Awards is One Week Away

April 6, 2016
The entry deadline to submit your city’s innovative program and compete for statewide recognition is just a week away!

Plan to Attend the League’s Legislative Action Day, April 27 and Preview Webinar on Priority Bills, April 21

April 6, 2016
The League of California Cities’® 2016 Legislative Action Day is coming up on April 27.

California Transportation Commission Announces New Executive Director

April 6, 2016
Last week the California Transportation Commission (CTC) announced the appointment of Susan Bransen as executive director.

Three League-Supported Housing Funding Bills Advance in Assembly

April 1, 2016
Three League-supported bills advanced in the Legislature on March 30 that would help fund and create much-needed affordable housing: AB 2734 (Atkins), AB 2817 (Chiu) and SB 873 (Beall).

League Hosts Three Legislative Candidate Forums in Late March

April 1, 2016
With the deadline to file for candidacy passing a few weeks ago, the League’s regional divisions are in the processing of holding legislative candidate forums for some of the most watched Senate and Assembly races.

Registration Deadline for League’s Legislative Action Day Extended to April 8

April 1, 2016
The League of California Cities’® 2016 Legislative Action Day is just a few weeks away.

State Water Resources Control Board Announces Two Trainings in May

April 1, 2016
In conjunction with PG Environmental, LLC, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) staff will be conducting two training classes in May.

California City Solutions: Glendora’s Water Planning Prepares the Community in Advance of Conservation Efforts

April 1, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Local Coastal Program Grant Application Period Now Open

April 1, 2016
The California Coastal Commission is pleased to announce a third round of grant funding to support local governments in completing or updating Local Coastal Programs (LCP) consistent with the California Coastal Act, with special emphasis on planning for sea level rise and climate change.  

U.S. Communities Launches New Contract to Help Government Agencies with Interpretation and Translation Services

March 24, 2016
U.S. Communities, the League sponsored government purchasing alliance, has awarded Language Select a multi-year award to provide interpretation and translation services and related services and solutions.

Local Government Officials, Business, Labor, Transportation Advocates Gather in Fresno to Urge Legislature to Pass Transportation Funding Package

March 23, 2016
Raising concern about the California Transportation Commission’s (CTCs) mandated cut of $754 million in transportation funding statewide, local elected officials, business officials, labor leaders and transportation officials gathered on Wednesday morning in Fresno near Highway 180 in Centerville to urge the Legislature and Governor Brown to pass a transportation funding and reform package immediately.

April 29 Application Deadline Just A Few Weeks Away for Two League Board of Directors Positions

March 23, 2016
The League of California Cities® is now accepting nominations from elected officials interested in serving in one of six at-large board positions (two-year term), or as second vice president (one-year term).

California City Solutions: La Puente’s L.E.A.D. Engages Students in Mock City Council Meetings and Community Enhancements

March 23, 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.

Session Proposals for 2016 Municipal Finance Institute due April 8

March 23, 2016
The League of California Cities® is seeking session ideas for the Municipal Finance Institute, which will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Monterey.

Considering a Sales Tax Increase, Do it Right

March 23, 2016
A local add-on sales tax is legally a “transactions and use tax” (TrUT) and must be adopted in conformance with state law.
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