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CalPERS Stays the Course, Adopts a 7 Percent Assumed Rate of Return

December 22, 2017
The CalPERS Board of Administration formally adopted investment portfolio Candidate C at its Dec. 20 meeting.

League Supports June Ballot Measure to Add Constitutional Protections to Transportation Revenues

December 22, 2017
The League Board of Directors earlier this month voted unanimously to support ACA 5, which prohibits the state from taking or redirecting the new transportation revenues generated through SB 1 (Chapter 5, Statutes of 2017), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, which are not already protected in the state constitution.

League Releases Guide to New Housing Legislation

December 22, 2017
In response to changes in state housing laws that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, the League of California Cities® has prepared a comprehensive compendium of key legislation to help cities prepare and comply.

Legislature Returns Jan. 3 to Start 2018 Session

December 21, 2017
The Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, Jan. 3 to begin its 2018 work.

Changes Coming to CA Cities Advocate Will Transform Newsletter into a Mobile Responsive Format that is More Visual and Dynamic

December 21, 2017
The League of California Cities® will unveil a refreshed CA Cities Advocate in January that will provide subscribers with critical news, events and resources in a new format.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues More Than $91 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for a Nonprofit Organization in Walnut Creek

December 21, 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).

California Air Resources Board Approves Updated Scoping Plan and Funding for Clean Vehicles

December 15, 2017
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Dec. 14 adopted the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update.

Call for Session Proposals Open for 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

December 15, 2017
The League of California Cities® is currently soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, which will be held Sept. 12–14 in Long Beach. 

Registration Open for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

December 15, 2017
Don’t miss the chance to register early to attend the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which is scheduled for March 28–30 in Monterey. Register online and reserve your hotel by Tuesday, Feb. 27. 

Call for Session Proposals Open for Annual Conference

December 14, 2017
The League of California Cities® is currently soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo being held in September.

League Board Establishes Legislative Goals for 2018

December 8, 2017
The League Board of Directors, as well as the leaders of the League’s divisions, departments, policy committees and diversity caucuses, met in Santa Cruz late last week to review the organization’s 2017 accomplishments and adopt legislative goals for 2018.

Hundreds of California City Officials Call on California Members of Congress to Save SALT and Key Economic Development Tool

December 8, 2017
Hundreds of California city officials today sent a letter urging California members of Congress to support a proposal from U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) to improve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).

Energy Upgrade California Program Encourages Cities to “Do Your Thing”

December 8, 2017
Energy Upgrade California is calling on cities to help educate their residents and businesses about energy conservation.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $27 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Fresno

December 8, 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).

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.
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