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California City Solutions: American Canyon Partners with The Coca-Cola Company on Water Replenishment and Conservation Goal

February 17, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Grant Money for Community-Based Transitional Housing Webinar Scheduled for March 2

February 10, 2017
The League of California Cities® and the Department of Finance (DOF) will host a webinar to inform cities of a grant opportunity for siting Community-Based Transitional Housing.

League, Cities, Transportation Advocates Gearing up for SB 1 Hearing on Feb. 14

February 10, 2017
Less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced an April 6 deadline to pass a transportation funding package, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 14 will hold the first policy committee hearing on League-supported SB 1.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $37.48 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

February 10, 2017
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).

Call for 2017 Helen Putnam Entries

February 10, 2017
Each year the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities across the state through the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities Feb. 14-28

February 10, 2017
The Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

Join ILG for a Public Engagement Strategy Workshop in Sacramento on March 8

February 10, 2017
Looking for assistance with organizing and sustaining productive public engagement?

Take Action to Support Legislation that Funds Affordable Housing

February 3, 2017
Two pending Senate bills create much-needed funds for affordable housing and cities are encouraged to submit support letters in advance of committee hearings in early March.

Two Park Bond Proposals Introduced, AB 18 Hearing Next Week

February 3, 2017
Two measures propose park bonds for the June 2018 ballot.

Register Today for the Municipal Law Symposium

February 3, 2017
Registration is now open for the Municipal Law Symposium, 2017: The Year of Housing? Affordable Housing and Beyond.

Department of Toxic Substances Control Proposes Stricter Toxicity and Site Cleanup Regulations

February 3, 2017
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a pre-draft of its proposed regulations to strengthen criteria for acceptable human health risk-based screening levels.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities

February 3, 2017
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

California City Solutions: Palmdale Partners with Youth Build Students to Develop Community Housing

February 3, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

ILG to Host Health and Prosperity Roundtables in the Central Valley

February 3, 2017
Local and regional government representatives, business leaders and community organization members are invited to connect with others interested in the health and prosperity of San Joaquin Valley communities at two February events.

Share Your City Hall Picture for a Chance to be on the 2017 City Hall Directory Cover

February 1, 2017
Help make your city a star! The League of California Cities® is seeking photos of your city hall to include on the cover of this year’s City Hall Directory.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $10.3 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Fontana

February 1, 2017
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).

California Cultural Districts Program Accepting Applications for Pilot

February 1, 2017
Cities are eligible to apply for the new California Cultural Districts pilot program.

Tech Grants Available to Cities

February 1, 2017
State and local government agencies can apply for funds to support innovative technology projects, including equipment purchase, via the DRAM Settlement Fund. 

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Immigration

January 27, 2017
In keeping with his campaign promise to strengthen immigration enforcement, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that includes provisions stating that “sanctuary jurisdictions” are “not eligible to receive Federal grants” with unclear exceptions. 

This Week’s Transportation Hearing and Educational Forum Elevate Need for Funding Solutions

January 27, 2017
The message coming out of the Capitol this week was resoundingly clear — California’s state and local roadways are falling apart and Californians cannot afford to wait any longer for the Legislature to pass a transportation funding package. It comes down to pave now or pay more later.
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