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Share Your City Hall Picture for a Chance to be on the 2017 City Hall Directory Cover

February 1, 2017
Help make your city a star! The League of California Cities® is seeking photos of your city hall to include on the cover of this year’s City Hall Directory.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $10.3 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Fontana

February 1, 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 Cultural Districts Program Accepting Applications for Pilot

February 1, 2017
Cities are eligible to apply for the new California Cultural Districts pilot program.

Tech Grants Available to Cities

February 1, 2017
State and local government agencies can apply for funds to support innovative technology projects, including equipment purchase, via the DRAM Settlement Fund. 

President Trump Issues Executive Order on Immigration

January 27, 2017
In keeping with his campaign promise to strengthen immigration enforcement, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that includes provisions stating that “sanctuary jurisdictions” are “not eligible to receive Federal grants” with unclear exceptions. 

This Week’s Transportation Hearing and Educational Forum Elevate Need for Funding Solutions

January 27, 2017
The message coming out of the Capitol this week was resoundingly clear — California’s state and local roadways are falling apart and Californians cannot afford to wait any longer for the Legislature to pass a transportation funding package. It comes down to pave now or pay more later.

Only Two Weeks Left to Register for the 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy

January 27, 2017
Don’t miss the chance to secure a spot for the 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy being held March 1–3 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities

January 27, 2017
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks. 

California City Solutions: Chula Vista Expands Services and Events to Help Seniors to Improve Their Quality of Life

January 27, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2016 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions.

Don't Miss the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

January 27, 2017
Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which is scheduled March 22–24 at the Paradise Point San Diego. 

California Energy Commission Announces $10.2 Million Grants

January 27, 2017
Local governments are encouraged to apply for California Energy Commission (CEC) grants on climate change action plans and energy efficiency innovation. 

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Awards

January 27, 2017
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking entries for its 2017 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation (EIT) Awards Program. 

League Submits Comprehensive Comments on HCD’s Draft 2025 Statewide Housing Assessment

January 24, 2017
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released its Draft 2025 Housing Assessment: “California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Governor Brown Delivers State of the State Focused on California’s Leadership on Challenging Issues

January 24, 2017
California’s Legislature and state constitutional officers gathered today in joint session to hear Gov. Jerry Brown deliver his 2017 State of the State.

U.S. Communities Announces New Staffing Contract to Provide Savings and Solutions

January 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 dual award for the new staffing services and solutions contract.

Annual January Training and Education for Newly Elected Mayors and Council Members Brings 450 New City Officials to Sacramento

January 20, 2017
Each year the League offers a comprehensive listing of educational programs for city officials starting in January with its Mayors and Council Members Academy.

California City Solutions: West Hollywood Launches First Comprehensive Innovations Program

January 20, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

League of California Cities® Honors Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León as Legislator of the Year

January 19, 2017
Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León was presented with the League of California Cities® 2016 Legislator of the Year Award on Wednesday evening by League President JoAnne Mounce, council member from the city of Lodi, during a reception of newly elected mayors and council members in Sacramento.

Hundreds of City Officials Join Counties, Business and Labor Groups at Press Conference to Urge Legislators and Governor to Pass Transportation Funding Plan

January 18, 2017
League of California Cities® President and Lodi City Council Member JoAnne Mounce led hundreds of city officials on Wednesday afternoon at a Fix Our Roads coalition news conference.

DOF Releases Statewide FY 2017-18 Highway Users Tax Account Estimates

January 18, 2017
Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed FY 2017-18 Budget, the Department of Finance (DOF) released its FY 2017-18 statewide estimates of Highway Users Tax Account (HUTA) local streets and roads funding to cities and counties.
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