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San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Stands after U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

March 1, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 29 declined to review California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, a California Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutional validity of an inclusionary housing ordinance in the city of San Jose.

NLC to Host City Leaders during 2016 Congressional City Conference

March 1, 2016
The National League of Cities will hold its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 5-9.

League Continues to Have Concerns with CEQA Guidelines Update Required by 2013’s SB 743

March 1, 2016
The League on Feb. 26 submitted comments to Gov. Jerry Brown's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) on the Revised Proposal on Updates to the CEQA Guidelines on Evaluating Transportation Impacts in CEQA.

Call for 2016 Helen Putnam Entries

March 1, 2016
It’s time to submit your city’s innovative program and compete for statewide recognition.

Senate Pro Tem de León Presents $2 Billion Homeless Housing Funding Proposal to Senate Budget Committee

February 26, 2016
A parade of speakers lined up at a lengthy hearing of the Senate Budget Committee Thursday to support Senate leader de León’s call for increased state funding for rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing to respond to California’s growing homelessness crisis.

Cities Encouraged to Complete Survey to Update Local Streets and Roads Assessment Needs

February 26, 2016
The League of California Cities® is in the process of updating the California Statewide Needs Assessment study to help with efforts to protect transportation funds and advocate for increased funding for local streets and roads maintenance.

Webinar Scheduled to Provide Help for Cities Addressing Homelessness

February 26, 2016
Registration is now open for a League-hosted webinar intended to provide cities with information on fundamental tools for addressing homelessness at 2 p.m. on March 16.

2016 Municipal Finance Institute Call for Sessions

February 26, 2016
The League of California Cities® is seeking session proposals for the 2016 Municipal Finance Institute being held Nov. 30–Dec. 1 at the Monterey Marriott.

California City Solutions: Santa Barbara Creates Plan to Protect Pedestrian Safety in Neighborhood Transportation Plan

February 26, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Application Period Opens for League Board of Directors At-Large Position and Second Vice President

February 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).

Biennial OPEB Survey Will Help League City Managers Department Assess Unfunded Liabilities

February 23, 2016
Unfunded Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) continues to loom as a long-term financial challenge for public agencies at both the state and local levels.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $25,663,000 in Tax-Exempt Bonds for the Delta View Apartments

February 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).

Board of Equalization Acts to Reduce Variable Gas Tax Rate

February 23, 2016
The State Board of Equalization (BOE) today approved a 2.2 cent per gallon decrease, from 12 cents to 9.8 cents, in the state variable tax on gasoline for FY 2016-17.

League of California Cities® Board Votes to Support, In Concept Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s Bipartisan Proposal to Provide Additional Funding to Help California’s Chronically Homeless

February 19, 2016
The League of California Cities® board of directors on Thursday, Feb. 18, supported in concept Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s bipartisan proposal to combat homelessness and assist low-income Californians.

Senate Committee Examines Declining Transportation Revenues

February 19, 2016
On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee met to discuss the recent actions by the California Transportation Commission that will result in a $754 million cut in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

California City Solutions: Folsom’s Community Service Day Increases Volunteerism, Completes Many Projects

February 19, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $5.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for APP Hayward Jet Center

February 11, 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).

Public Works Officers Institute, Register before All Seats are Gone

February 11, 2016
The League’s Public Works Officers Institute & Expo is selling out fast.

Planning Commissioners Academy Sold Out

February 11, 2016
There will be no on-site registration for the League’s annual Planning Commissioners Academy.

Grant Opportunity for Police Departments

February 11, 2016
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has released a Request for Proposals for a new grant program called “Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations.”
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