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Local Elected Leaders Unite in Fresno to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab

September 1, 2017
Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, Fresno County Supervisor Buddy Mendes and Fresno City Council Member Oliver Baines today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso).

California Supreme Court Finds City Improperly Refused To Order Special Election for Citizens’ Initiative Imposing General Tax

September 1, 2017
The California Supreme Court issued a 5-2 decision Monday, Aug. 28, in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland — a case involving a challenge to the city of Upland’s decision to submit a citizens’ initiative to the voters at the November 2016 general election rather than ordering a special election.

Both Park/Water Bond Bills Advance after Rally for Parks

September 1, 2017
Lawmakers continue to move the two park/water bond bills through committees while they negotiate about what the bond will fund.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $56.8 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, Concord and New Markets Tax Credit Financing for CARE Center in Oakland

September 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) and California Statewide Communities Development Corporation (CSCDC).

Local Elected Leaders, Business Leaders and Community Groups Unite in Long Beach to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab

August 30, 2017
Long Beach Council Member Al Austin and representatives from the Downtown Long Beach Alliance, the Belmont Heights Community Association and the American Public Works Association of Southern California today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso).

Expo Highlights at the 2017 Annual Conference

August 30, 2017
This year, the League of California Cities® Annual Conference Expo will draw in over 255 cost-saving services and state-of-the-art products, including 80 first-time exhibitors.

League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

August 30, 2017
Each year the League of California Cities® board of directors invites membership interested in running for National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or for second vice president of the NLC board of directors, to apply for endorsement from our League board of directors.

Bills in Committee Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

August 25, 2017
Legislators have been back since Aug. 21, which means just three weeks remain before the Legislature adjourns on Sept. 15.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12.25 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Vacaville

August 25, 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).

Understanding “Bowenwork” When Regulating Massage

August 25, 2017
Over the past several years, significant changes have occurred in massage regulation and local officials have faced challenges keeping up with the laws and understanding the various massage-related disciplines.

Guest Piece: Vetting the Public Finance Team, Has Your Municipal Advisor Passed the Test?

August 25, 2017
When managing their personal finances, many people turn to financial advisors to help them make informed decisions about complex financial products and investment options.

SB 1 Transportation Funding Toolkit Available

August 21, 2017
New transportation funding will begin flowing to cities and counties in early 2018 through SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Annual Conference Online Registration Closes This Wednesday

August 21, 2017
There’s still a couple more days to register for the 2017 League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo.

Updated Priority Bill List

August 18, 2017
The following list reflects the current standing of bills for which the League has a position heading into the final month of the session.

Bills in Committee Aug. 21 – 28

August 18, 2017
Monday marks the start of the final four weeks of the 2017 legislative session when legislators return from their month-long summer recess. The Capitol will be buzzing with activity to finish work before it adjourns on Sept. 15. Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced before the break that housing would be one of the first issues they would address post-recess. The Legislature will also take up funding for parks and water projects.

Housing Legislation Tops Agenda for Final Month of 2017 Legislative Session

August 18, 2017
When the Legislature reconvenes Monday after its month-long break, it is expected to take up and pass a package of housing bills before adjourning Sept. 15.

Lawmakers Negotiate Park and Water Bond

August 18, 2017
With the Legislature returning from the summer recess, negotiations continue on a bond measure to fund parks and water projects.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $162.5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Student Housing in Irvine and New Markets Tax Credit Financing for Affordable Food Manufacturing Facilities in Los Angeles

August 18, 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) and California Statewide Communities Development Corporation (CSCDC).

Aug. 23 Annual Conference Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

August 16, 2017
Online registration will close Wednesday, Aug. 23 for the 2017 League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo.

Union Attendance at Employee Orientations Implementation Webinar Scheduled for Aug. 28

August 16, 2017
The League of California Cities®’ Personnel and Employee Relations Department will host a webinar on AB 119 implementation requirements on Monday, Aug. 28, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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