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SB 540, Legislation by Senator Roth to Increase Housing Production, Passes Assembly Natural Resources Committee

July 11, 2017
Monday afternoon, SB 540 by Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on a bipartisan vote.

New Cap-and-Trade Extension Plan Introduced

July 11, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) on July 10 announced a new Cap-and-Trade extension plan and accompanying air quality program. The proposal was introduced in bill form late Monday.

Call for Sessions Open for the 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy

July 11, 2017
Do you want to help build the 2018 Panning Commissioners Academy program?

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.
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