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Bills in Committee July 10 – 18

July 7, 2017
This upcoming week will be very busy in the Capitol with dozens of bills the League is tracking scheduled in committee.

New Playground Solutions Contract Available to Cities Through League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

July 7, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce that the new U.S. Communities contract for playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, site accessories, surfacing and related products and services was awarded to GameTime and KOMPAN.

ILG Launches Governments Engaging Youth Toolkit

July 7, 2017
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) recently released a new online toolkit to support and enhance youth civic engagement and work-based learning efforts.

FPPC Offices to Move Later this Month

July 7, 2017
The Fair Practices Political Practices Commission (FPPC) will be moving on July 21 with the office reopening for business on Monday, July 24.

Department Now Taking Applications to Serve on Executive Committee

July 7, 2017
The Mayors and Council Members Department of the League of California Cities® is now seeking applicants for the department Executive Committee.

California Transportation Commission Releases Draft SB 1 Implementation Guidelines

July 3, 2017
The California Transportation Committee (CTC) released its Draft Local Streets and Roads Program Reporting Guidelines  last Friday for the implementation of SB 1 (Beall), the landmark transportation funding package that was signed into law in April 28.

League Board Votes to Support SB 231

July 3, 2017
The League of California Cities’® board of directors voted over the weekend to support SB 231 by Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), which would add storm water to the definition of “sewer” in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act.

Assembly Local Government Committee Passes Bill that Limits Local Discretion, Revenues and Public Benefits

June 30, 2017
San José Mayor Sam Liccardo led a delegation of mayors and council members who joined local government advocates and others in the Assembly Local Government Committee hearing room on Wednesday afternoon to oppose SB 649 (Hueso).

League-Sponsored Housing Bill Passes First Assembly Committee

June 30, 2017
The Assembly Local Government Committee on June 28 unanimously passed League-sponsored SB 540 (Roth).

Legislature Considers Short-Term Changes to Bottle Bill Program

June 30, 2017
While the Legislature passed the FY 2017-18 budget several weeks ago, a number of budget-related issues remain under consideration by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest July 5 – 12

June 30, 2017
Legislative policy committee hearings are in full swing with many bills affecting cities set to be heard in the coming weeks.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $96.1 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Community Hospital in Monterey

June 30, 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).

Take Action: SB 649 up in Assembly Local Government Committee on June 28

June 23, 2017
Nearly 150 cities, and the League of California Cities®, remain opposed to SB 649 (as amended June 20) related to the permitting of wireless and small cell telecommunications facilities.

ACA 4 Offers Flexibility for Local Financing of Infrastructure and Affordable Housing

June 23, 2017
Financing the repair and upgrade of infrastructure and addressing affordable housing needs is one of the greatest challenges facing cities and counties in the coming decades.

Budget Bill Adds Flexibility to Community Based Transitional Housing Grant Program

June 23, 2017
In response to feedback from cities and counties, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Administration is set to expand the allowable uses of grant funds from the Community Based Transitional Housing Program, which provides $25 million in grants for cities or counties that agree to site transitional housing connected with support services for recently released offenders.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest June 26 – July 12

June 23, 2017
The Legislature approved the FY 2017–18 state budget last week and legislative hearings are continuing in full swing.

President Mounce Appoints Members of Coastal Cities Issues Group Leadership Committee

June 23, 2017
The League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group Leadership Committee is now complete with the appointment of its six members.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $53 Million in Tax-Exempt Loan for School in San Francisco

June 23, 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).

FY 2017-18 State Budget Package and Trailer Bills Passed

June 16, 2017
The Legislature adopted its FY 2017-18 budget package today, which largely tracked Gov. Jerry Brown’s framework in his May Revise with total spending of $125.1 billion for the state’s General Fund, and $9.9 billion in total reserves.

League Sponsors Cost Saving Data Storage Measure

June 16, 2017
Cities across California are continually striving to become more transparent.
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