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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.

Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan Released

September 6, 2017
In July, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation to extend the Cap-and-Trade market mechanism through 2030.

Local Elected Leaders Unite in Fresno to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab

September 1, 2017
Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, Fresno County Supervisor Buddy Mendes and Fresno City Council Member Oliver Baines today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso).

California Supreme Court Finds City Improperly Refused To Order Special Election for Citizens’ Initiative Imposing General Tax

September 1, 2017
The California Supreme Court issued a 5-2 decision Monday, Aug. 28, in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland — a case involving a challenge to the city of Upland’s decision to submit a citizens’ initiative to the voters at the November 2016 general election rather than ordering a special election.

Both Park/Water Bond Bills Advance after Rally for Parks

September 1, 2017
Lawmakers continue to move the two park/water bond bills through committees while they negotiate about what the bond will fund.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $56.8 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, Concord and New Markets Tax Credit Financing for CARE Center in Oakland

September 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) and California Statewide Communities Development Corporation (CSCDC).

Local Elected Leaders, Business Leaders and Community Groups Unite in Long Beach to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab

August 30, 2017
Long Beach Council Member Al Austin and representatives from the Downtown Long Beach Alliance, the Belmont Heights Community Association and the American Public Works Association of Southern California today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso).

Expo Highlights at the 2017 Annual Conference

August 30, 2017
This year, the League of California Cities® Annual Conference Expo will draw in over 255 cost-saving services and state-of-the-art products, including 80 first-time exhibitors.
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