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House Passes Tax Reforms that Eliminate State and Local Tax Deductions and Tool to Fund Major Public Projects

November 17, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 passed HR 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” marking another milestone in the Republican effort to enact significant tax reform.

City Voices Strong at CalPERS Board Meeting on Monday, Calling for Strategies to Address Retirement System Sustainability

November 17, 2017
More than 50 city leaders traveled to Sacramento on Nov. 13 to call on the CalPERS Board of Administration to provide cities with more tools and flexibility to address the need for retirement system sustainability.

Sen. Hertzberg Releases Implementation Information for his Stormwater Bill

November 17, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown in October, signed League-supported SB 231 (Hertzberg), which adds “storm water” to the definition of “sewer” in Proposition 218.

Call for Session Proposals Open for Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

November 17, 2017
The League of California Cities® is currently soliciting session proposals for its 2018 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum scheduled for June 27–29 at the Monterey Marriott and Monterey Convention Center.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $38 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Sacramento

November 17, 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).

Wireless Industry Aims to Limit Local Control over Wireless Facilities, After Efforts in California Defeated by the League

November 9, 2017
The wireless industry is circulating a draft bill in the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee that would force local governments to lease out publicly owned infrastructure, eliminate reasonable local environmental and design review, and eliminate the ability for local governments to negotiate fair leases or public benefits for the installation of “small cell” wireless equipment on taxpayer-funded property.

New Mayors & Council Members Academy Registration Now Open

November 9, 2017
The League of California Cities® has opened registration for its 2018 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, scheduled for Jan. 17–19 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento.

Registration Closes Nov. 14 for Two League Conferences

November 9, 2017
The League of California Cities® will be closing registration next week for two of its conferences: the 2017 City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar scheduled for Dec. 13–15 and the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute scheduled for Dec. 13–14.

State Treasurer Releases Findings of Cannabis Banking Working Group

November 9, 2017
State Treasurer John Chiang held a press conference on Nov. 7 to discuss a report issued by his office’s Cannabis Banking Working Group (CBWG).

Application Deadline to Participate in New Local Government Drone Pilot Program is Nov. 28

November 9, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Nov. 2 launched a three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drone) Integration Pilot Program.

New Cleaning Supplies Contract Available to Cities Through League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

November 9, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce the new U.S. Communities contract for cleaning supplies, equipment and custodial related products, services and solutions was awarded to SupplyWorks.

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).
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