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2017 Initial Bills of Interest and Hot Bills List

April 12, 2017
With the first year of the 2017-18 Legislative Session underway, the League has reviewed the over 2,000 measures introduced and are working on those of most importance to cities.

Last Call for 2017 Helen Putnam Entries

April 12, 2017
Tomorrow is the deadline to submit your city’s entries for the 2017 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program.

Funding Estimates for Road Recovery and Accountability Act and Highway Users Trust Account

April 10, 2017
With the passage of the Road Recovery and Accountability Act on April 6, the League’s fiscal consultant, Michael Coleman, has prepared estimates on funding cities will receive through SB 1 (Beall) and the Highway Users Trust Account (HUTA) revenues.

Plan to Attend the League’s April 19 Legislative Action Day and April 11 Preview Webinar on Priority Bills

April 10, 2017
The League of California Cities’®  2017 Legislative Action Day is coming up on April 19.

League of California Cities Applauds Investment in California’s State and Local Transportation System

April 7, 2017
The Senate and Assembly on Thursday night passed SB 1 (Beall), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Appellate Court Affirms State’s Cap-and-Trade System

April 7, 2017
California’s Third District Court of Appeal on April 6 affirmed the legality of the state’s Cap-and-Trade system.

Leveraging the League Health Benefits Marketplace for Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Benefits

April 7, 2017
The League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace℠ will host a one-hour complimentary webinar on May 4 focusing on health benefits for your city’s Medicare-eligible retirees.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $77 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Indio and Vallejo

April 7, 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).

BBK Offers Free Webinar on Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities

April 7, 2017
Best Best and Krieger will offer a free one-hour webinar on April 27 on short term rentals and problems that can arise for local governments.

Enter Your City’s Innovative Solution for the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge 2017

April 7, 2017
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is sponsoring a great opportunity for cities to be recognized for integrating innovation and technology with city governance called City on a Cloud.

Historic 5-Year California Drought is Over, Declares Gov. Brown

April 7, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday morning officially announced the end of the drought state of emergency in California by issuing Executive Order B-40-17.

Momentum Builds for Final Passage of Transportation Funding Package

April 5, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and stakeholders representing, local government, labor, business, construction and other groups rallied this morning on the Capitol steps as momentum builds for a final push to support the pending transportation funding package for the expected legislative floor votes Thursday.  

League Member Briefing Scheduled for April 3 on Road Repair and Accountability Act

March 30, 2017
Now that Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leadership have reached an agreement on the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), the League will be holding a member briefing via webinar on April 3 from 12–1 p.m. 

Bills in Committee April 3 – 19

March 30, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is in full gear and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities.

CDCR Enacts Emergency Regulations to Lower State’s Prison Population

March 30, 2017
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) issued emergency regulations aiming to reduce California’s prison population to comply with Proposition 57, which voters approved in November 2016.

There’s Still Time to Submit Session Ideas for the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® is now accepting session ideas for the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute which will be held Dec. 13–14 in Newport Beach.

President Trump Releases “Skinny” Budget, Proposes Cuts to Major Local Programs

March 30, 2017
President Donald Trump recently released his Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 “Skinny Budget” blueprint.

Proposition 64 — Regulation Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act Webinar Scheduled for April 6

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® is hosting a webinar on April 6 from 10–11:30 a.m.to educate its members on various aspects of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).

Transactions and Use Taxes: Updated Report

March 30, 2017
On April 1, more than 50 new local sales taxes, which were approved by voters in November 2016, will go into effect in California.

San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke Recognized with Public Works Lifetime Achievement Award

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® Public Works Officers Department honored San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke with the prestigious James L. Martin Award on March 24 for his significant contributions towards the public works profession.
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