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Budget Bill Adds Flexibility to Community Based Transitional Housing Grant Program

June 23, 2017
In response to feedback from cities and counties, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Administration is set to expand the allowable uses of grant funds from the Community Based Transitional Housing Program, which provides $25 million in grants for cities or counties that agree to site transitional housing connected with support services for recently released offenders.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest June 26 – July 12

June 23, 2017
The Legislature approved the FY 2017–18 state budget last week and legislative hearings are continuing in full swing.

President Mounce Appoints Members of Coastal Cities Issues Group Leadership Committee

June 23, 2017
The League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group Leadership Committee is now complete with the appointment of its six members.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $53 Million in Tax-Exempt Loan for School in San Francisco

June 23, 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).

FY 2017-18 State Budget Package and Trailer Bills Passed

June 16, 2017
The Legislature adopted its FY 2017-18 budget package today, which largely tracked Gov. Jerry Brown’s framework in his May Revise with total spending of $125.1 billion for the state’s General Fund, and $9.9 billion in total reserves.

League Sponsors Cost Saving Data Storage Measure

June 16, 2017
Cities across California are continually striving to become more transparent.

Annual Conference Resolutions Due by July 15

June 16, 2017
Policy development is a key part of the League of California Cities® legislative effectiveness.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest June 20 – July 5

June 16, 2017
The Legislature has been busy this week with legislative hearings and the FY 2017-18 budget.

Call for Session Proposals is Open for the 2018 Planning Commissioner’s Academy

June 16, 2017
Do you want to help build the 2018 Planning Commissioner’s Academy program? 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $36 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Gilroy

June 16, 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).

League/Police Chiefs Support Revised Cannabis Trailer Bill Following Acceptance of Requested Amendments

June 14, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown’s office released a modified trailer bill (AB 110/SB 94) on Monday reconciling Proposition 64 with the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 (MCRSA), and putting in place a regulatory system for both.

120 Cities and Counting Oppose Legislation Stripping Public Input and the Ability for Cities to Negotiate Public Benefits with the Wireless Industry to Install their Equipment

June 12, 2017
A coalition of California cities sent every member of the Assembly a letter on Friday, June 9, outlining their strong opposition to SB 649 (Hueso).

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest June 12 – 28

June 8, 2017
The Legislative hearing committee schedule is gearing up again with bills having crossed houses last week. 

Submit Your Session Proposals for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

June 8, 2017
The League is soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $25 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Ivy Hill Apartments in Walnut Creek

June 8, 2017
from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

New Contract for Tractors and Mowing Equipment Available to Cities through League Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

June 8, 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 contract for tractors, mowing equipment, implements, parts and service. 

June 14 Conference to Focus on Water Policy and Health

June 8, 2017
Join Public Health Advocates (the home of the HEAL Cities Campaign) on June 14 in Sacramento for a one day-event with experts, policy makers and stakeholder organizations to address water with a focus on health and healthy equity. 

Cities now Exempt from Onerous Contracting Measure

June 2, 2017
In the final hours leading to the legislative house of origin deadline, AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) was significantly amended to remove cities entirely from the bills requirements. 

Registration for the League of California Cities® Annual Conference and Expo is Now Open

June 2, 2017
The League of California Cities® has opened registration for its 2017 Annual Conference & Expo.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $31.5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Antioch

June 2, 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).
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