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Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is Fast Approaching

March 23, 2016
Mayors from across the United States are invited to participate in the third annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, scheduled for April 7.

WEBINAR: Legislative Action Day Preview: Briefing on Priority Bills

March 17, 2016
Join the League’s Legislative team on Thursday, April 21 from 1:30-3 p.m. for a legislative briefing to review the top priority bills that will impact local governments. League lobbyists will be sharing information on legislation affecting transportation funding, employee relations, public safety and local control.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $282,555,000 in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Student Housing on the University of California, Irvine Campus

March 17, 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).

March 23 Seminar in Oakland to Focus on Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies

March 17, 2016
The State Water Resources Control Board is co-sponsoring a seminar on Wednesday, March 23 on the recent report from the National Academy of Sciences, Using Graywater and Stormwater to Enhance Local Water Supplies: An Assessment of Risks, Costs, and Benefits.

Groundwater Workshops Underway

March 16, 2016
Workshops are underway on the Prop. 1 groundwater sustainability program, including stops for the State Water Resources Control Board to take public comment in San Luis Obispo, March 21, and Rancho Cordova, March 25.

League Members Advocate for City Priorities during 2016 NLC City Congressional Conference

March 11, 2016
More than 2,000 city officials from across the nation met in Washington, D.C. this week for the 2016 National League of Cities Congressional City Conference.

Cities, Counties Awarded for Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Projects

March 11, 2016
The County Engineers Association of California and the Public Works Officers’ Institute on Thursday, March 10, today announced the winners of the 2016 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards at their annual spring meeting in Sacramento.

League Submits Comments on California Massage Therapy Council Sunset Review Legislation

March 11, 2016
The Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development committees on Monday, March 14 will hold a sunset review hearing for the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).

Measures Include Authority to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes in Same Manner as Tobacco

March 11, 2016
Just one week after the Assembly took action on March 4, the Senate on March 10 approved all six tobacco control bills, including measures that would regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, increase the legal smoking age to 21 from 18, and authorize counties to impose local tobacco taxes.

Speaker Rendon Announces New Committee Chairs, Floor Leadership Team

March 11, 2016
The busy week in the Capitol wrapped up on Thursday when Anthony Rendon, the newly sworn in Speaker, released changes to several of the Assembly’s policy committees as well as his floor leadership team.

Public Works Officers Learn about Benefits of U.S. Communities Joint Purchasing Program

March 11, 2016
City and county public works officers and staff this week had an opportunity to learn more about how the League of California Cities® sponsored U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance program can help their local agencies save taxpayer dollars through the power of using the government purchasing cooperative.

March 16 Deadline Approaching for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities NOFA

March 11, 2016
Cities that are interested in applying for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) grants must submit their concept proposals by March 16. The Strategic Growth Council earlier this week released new responses to FAQ for the FY 2015-16 funding round.

The League’s 2016 Legislative Action Day is Wednesday, April 27

March 11, 2016
It is not too early to register for the League’s Annual Legislative Action Day.

Register Today for March 16 Webinar to Provide Help for Cities Addressing Homelessness

March 11, 2016
Registration closes March 15 for the League’s March 16 webinar intended to provide cities with information on fundamental tools for addressing homelessness.

California City Solutions: Millbrae Tackles Illegal Dumping Activity with Clean Team

March 11, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Anthony Rendon Sworn-In as Speaker of the Assembly

March 7, 2016
The Assembly this afternoon held a swearing-in ceremony for Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood).

California City Solutions: Long Beach Turns Dust Bowl into Sports Facility with Chittick Field Renovation

March 4, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Top Policy Experts Address Key to California’s Water Future during March 17 Water Foundation Briefing

March 4, 2016
The Water Foundation’s Annual Executive Briefing, March 17 in Sacramento, will tackle the toughest water-related issues facing California’s with thought-provocative discussions examining the new normal.

Assembly Passes New Sweeping Tobacco Control Laws; Senate Action Expected Next Week

March 4, 2016
On Thursday, March 3, the Assembly approved six new tobacco control bills, including measures that would regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, increase the legal smoking age to 21 from 18, and authorize counties to impose local tobacco taxes.

Court of Appeal Holds that Proposition 22 Protects City Sales Tax and Property Tax from Being Reallocated by the Legislature

March 3, 2016
In a long-awaited opinion, the Third District Court of Appeal ruled today in League of California Cities v. Cohen (Case No. C076075) that AB 1484 violates Proposition 22 (2010), a statewide initiative to protect local tax revenues that was co-sponsored by the League of California Cities®, to the extent it allows the Department of Finance (DOF) to order sales and use tax revenues and property tax revenues to be withheld from cities and distributed to other local taxing entities.
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