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Limited Spots Available for the League’s 2017 Municipal Finance Institute

November 7, 2017
Only few spots remain at the Newport Beach Marriott, the hotel where the Municipal Finance Institute will be held Dec. 13–14.

Congress Unveils Federal Tax Plan Eliminating State and Local Tax Deductions

November 3, 2017
Yesterday, House Republican leadership released the full details on its long-awaited tax reform plan, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”

Fix Our Roads Coalition Holds Press Conference in Dublin Highlighting Projects Underway from New SB 1 Funding

November 3, 2017
City and county officials joined Caltrans, business, labor and transportation group representatives on Wednesday, Nov. 1 for a news conference in Dublin to highlight transportation projects made possible with SB 1 funding.

Call for Entries Open for Outstanding City Street Projects

November 3, 2017
The Save California Streets Coalition has opened the nomination period for its annual Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Awards Program.

City Managers’ Department Call for Distinct Award Nominations is Now Open

November 3, 2017
The League of California Cities®’ City Managers’ Department is now accepting nominations for prestigious awards presented annually to distinguished members of the department.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $2.5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Camarillo

November 3, 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).

Fix Our Roads Coalition Holds Press Conferences This Week Highlighting SB 1 Projects in Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield

October 27, 2017
City officials joined Caltrans, business, labor and transportation group representatives earlier this week for three news conferences in California’s Northern and Central regions to highlight transportation projects made possible with SB 1 funding.

New FAQ Released for Open 2017 CDBG NOFA

October 27, 2017
The Department of Housing and Economic Development (HCD) has released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to assist non-entitlement cities and counties complete the currently open Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

ILG Offers Series of Ethics Webinars

October 27, 2017
In California, state and federal laws create a complex set of requirements that guide city officials and staff in their service to their communities.

Caltrans Breaks Ground on SB 1 Accelerated Fix-it-First Project in Orange County

October 20, 2017
State and local elected officials and representatives held a press conference today announcing the official start of construction on a highway maintenance project being accelerated due to anticipated funding from the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, SB 1.

League Offers Informational Housing Briefings

October 20, 2017
The League of California Cities® is sponsoring informational briefings on the 2017 Housing Package and what cities need to know.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $21 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Vacaville

October 20, 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).

Governor’s Final Actions Include Veto of Telecom Bill

October 16, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown finished his work on Sunday night signing and vetoing legislation sent to him by the Legislature in 2017.

President Rich Garbarino Announces League Strategic Plan Task Force

October 13, 2017
In his address to delegates during the League of California Cities'® Annual Conference & Expo in Sacramento last month, President Rich Garbarino, council member, City of South San Francisco, announced that in order to have an even larger positive impact on California cities, the League will embark on a planning process to develop an actionable three-year strategic plan.

Help Set League Policy — Join a League Policy Committee

October 13, 2017
The League's seven policy committees comprise city officials from throughout California.

Submit Proposals Now for the 2018 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

October 13, 2017
The League of California Cities® is now accepting session proposals for the 2018 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum taking place June 27–28 in Monterey.

Why Cities Should Get Moving on Their Cannabis Ordinances

October 10, 2017
The State of California is not delaying implementation of either the emergency regulations, or the implementation of state licensing on Jan. 2, 2018.

SB 1 Project List Submission FAQ’s

October 6, 2017
The League has drafted an easy to use FAQ on the steps cities must take to submit their SB 1 project lists.

President Garbarino Appoints 2018 Policy Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs

October 6, 2017
League President Rich Garbarino announced his chair and vice chair appointments to the League’s seven standing policy committees.

Retirement System Sustainability Resources for Cities

October 6, 2017
The League has launched a Retirement System Sustainability webpage to provide city officials with a one-stop-shop for the latest educational tools, information and news articles related to CalPERS and pension obligations.
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