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League of California Cities® Brings Over 1,800 City Officials to Sacramento for Education, Recognition, Resources and Advocacy

September 22, 2017
California’s capital city was extremely busy last week as city officials from throughout the state traveled to Sacramento for the League’s 119th Annual Conference & Expo. 

Cities, the League Urge Governor to Veto SB 649

September 22, 2017
More than 250 city officials gathered on the North Steps of the Capitol on Sept. 15 to call on Gov. Jerry Brown to veto SB 649 (Hueso). 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) NOFA Application Workshops

September 22, 2017
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced 2017 CDBG NOFA Application Workshops. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $23 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Oakland

September 22, 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).

Legislative Transportation Committee Chairs Honored for Leadership on Transportation Funding Package

September 21, 2017
Last Thursday, over 1,800 city officials applauded the work Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), for their collective work and leadership, as chairs of the two legislative transportation committees, to forge consensus around a legislative package to expand transportation funding to fix California’s state and local streets and roads.

Clean-Up Legislation to Speed Up Delivery of SB 1 Transportation Projects Signed

September 21, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 16 signed AB 135, a budget trailer bill containing language proposed by the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) to help local agencies expedite road repair projects funded by the new revenues generated by SB 1 (Beall).

SB 1 Checklist Offers Clear Steps to Become Eligible for Funds

September 21, 2017
The League prepared an easy to use checklist for cities to help guide them through the process to become eligible for SB 1 funds.

End of Session Signature/Veto Requests Webinar Scheduled for Sept. 21

September 20, 2017
The League’s legislative team will host a webinar on Sept. 21 to review top priority bills that cities will need to advocate Gov. Jerry Brown on as he reviews legislation.

Governor’s Action Pending on Bills Impacting Cities

September 20, 2017
Late last week — while many city officials were visiting Sacramento for the League of California Cities® Annual Conference — the Legislature was churning through bills before adjournment of the 2017 legislative session on Friday, Sept. 15.

Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Legislation Signed

September 20, 2017
On Sept. 16, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills that spend Cap-and-Trade revenues in FY 2017–18.

League and CSAC Seek SB 1 Clean-Up Legislation to Expedite Transportation Projects

September 20, 2017
The League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) are pursuing clean-up language to help cities expedite transportation projects funded by the new revenues generated by SB 1 (Beall).

League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program Holding Summit on Oct. 18 in Sacramento

September 20, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on Oct. 18 in Sacramento.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Lindsay

September 20, 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).

Free Municipal Law Webinar Series from Best Best & Krieger LLP

September 20, 2017
Best Best & Krieger LLP is offering a series of free webinars on the legal issues that matter most to California cities, including telecommunications, marijuana regulation, pension benefits, prevailing wage requirements and more.  

HCD Announces 2017 NOFA for CDBG Funding

September 8, 2017
The Department of Housing and Economic Development (HCD) has released its 2017 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for non-entitlement cities and counties to assist community and economic development activities.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $100 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Senior Housing Communities in Southern California

September 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).

Senate and Assembly Committees Decide on Fiscal Measures; Prepare for Final Floor Votes

September 6, 2017
Legislators are set to vote on hundreds of measures in these final two weeks of the 2017 Legislative Session.

Session Snapshots and CitiPAC Reception Update for the 2017 Annual Conference

September 6, 2017
This year, the League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo will feature over 55 educational sessions.

FAQ Available on the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account and SB 1

September 6, 2017
The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1 Beall) provides for allocations of various funds to state and local agencies for transportation purposes.

Water Conservation and Efficiency Discussions Continue

September 6, 2017
California is pulling out of a historic drought that drastically changed how people use water.
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