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League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $54.3 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds and Loans for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, Hospital in Chico and School in Santa Cruz

February 24, 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).

U.S. Communities Announces New Contract for MRO Products and Online Services

February 24, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce a new national U.S. Communities cooperative contract for maintenance, repair and operating supplies (MRO), industrial supplies and related products and services.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities Feb. 27–March 7

February 24, 2017
The Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

Reminder: Grant Money for Community Based Transitional Housing Webinar Scheduled for March 2

February 24, 2017
The League of California Cities® and Department of Finance (DOF) will host a webinar to inform cities of a grant opportunity for siting Community Based Transitional Housing.

SB 1 Passes out of Senate Environmental Quality Committee

February 23, 2017
Sen. Jim Beall’s (D-San Jose) SB 1 cleared a major hurdle on Feb. 22, passing out of its second of three policy committees.

SB 1 Passes Out of Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

February 17, 2017
League-supported SB 1 (Beall) successfully cleared its first of three policy committees on Tuesday afternoon.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities Feb. 22 – March 7

February 17, 2017
The Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

One Week Left to Register for the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

February 17, 2017
Just one week remains to register for the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, scheduled for March 22–24 at the Paradise Point San Diego.

U.S. Communities Announces New Online Marketplace Contract with Amazon Business

February 17, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce a new online marketplace contract with Amazon Business.

California City Solutions: American Canyon Partners with The Coca-Cola Company on Water Replenishment and Conservation Goal

February 17, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Grant Money for Community-Based Transitional Housing Webinar Scheduled for March 2

February 10, 2017
The League of California Cities® and the Department of Finance (DOF) will host a webinar to inform cities of a grant opportunity for siting Community-Based Transitional Housing.

League, Cities, Transportation Advocates Gearing up for SB 1 Hearing on Feb. 14

February 10, 2017
Less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced an April 6 deadline to pass a transportation funding package, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 14 will hold the first policy committee hearing on League-supported SB 1.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $37.48 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

February 10, 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).

Call for 2017 Helen Putnam Entries

February 10, 2017
Each year the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities across the state through the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities Feb. 14-28

February 10, 2017
The Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

Join ILG for a Public Engagement Strategy Workshop in Sacramento on March 8

February 10, 2017
Looking for assistance with organizing and sustaining productive public engagement?

Take Action to Support Legislation that Funds Affordable Housing

February 3, 2017
Two pending Senate bills create much-needed funds for affordable housing and cities are encouraged to submit support letters in advance of committee hearings in early March.

Two Park Bond Proposals Introduced, AB 18 Hearing Next Week

February 3, 2017
Two measures propose park bonds for the June 2018 ballot.

Register Today for the Municipal Law Symposium

February 3, 2017
Registration is now open for the Municipal Law Symposium, 2017: The Year of Housing? Affordable Housing and Beyond.

Department of Toxic Substances Control Proposes Stricter Toxicity and Site Cleanup Regulations

February 3, 2017
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a pre-draft of its proposed regulations to strengthen criteria for acceptable human health risk-based screening levels.
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