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Legislative Action Day Brings Hundreds of City Officials to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

April 23, 2018
City officials descended on Sacramento on April 18 for the League’s annual Legislative Action Day to advocate on issues facing California cities this legislative session. 

Governor Brown Engages League Board in Policy Discussion on City Priorities

April 23, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown met with the League Board of Directors on April 19, in a productive meeting that touched on many of the most significant challenges for cities, including housing and homelessness, pensions and public safety. 

Coalition Forms to Oppose Big Soda and Corporate Special Interest-Backed Initiative to Decimate Local Services

April 20, 2018
The Committee to Protect Our Communities formed on April 18 to oppose the “Tax Fairness, Transparency and Accountability Act,” a misleading named and dangerous initiative sponsored by the American Beverage Association (ABA) and the California Business Roundtable. 

League Board Elects Grass Valley City Council Member Jan Arbuckle First Vice President, Murrieta Council Member Randon Lane Second Vice President Grass Valley

April 20, 2018
The League of California Cities® board of directors held a special election in conjunction with its April 19 Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento to fill officer vacancies. 

Call for Conference Session Proposals for 2019 City Managers is Now Open

April 20, 2018
The League of California Cities® is taking submissions for session proposals and speakers for the 2019 City Managers Department Meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 13–15, 2019 in San Diego. 

League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program Holding Lunch & Learn on May 9 in El Cerrito

April 20, 2018
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 May 9 in El Cerrito.

SB 827 Fails to Pass First Committee Vote, AB 1912 Moves to Judiciary Committee

April 20, 2018
Legislative policy committees are in full swing in the Capitol and last week a number of League hot bills moved through committee hearings. 

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 23–May 1

April 20, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise set to be released in just a few weeks. 

May 1 Deadline Approaching to Submit SB 1 Project Lists to CTC for Upcoming Fiscal Year

April 19, 2018
Annually cities and counties must adopt, via resolution, a list of projects they intend to fund through SB 1 in order to be eligible for funding in the upcoming fiscal year.

Save the Date for the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

April 19, 2018
Mark your calendars for Sept. 12–14 for the League’s 120th Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach.

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 16–May 1

April 12, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise fast approaching in early April.

Safeguard Transportation Funds and Support Prop. 69

April 11, 2018
The coalition supporting safer roads and protecting transportation improvements continues to gain momentum as June’s Election Day draws closer.

SB 827 Amendments Don’t Solve the Bill’s Problems

April 11, 2018
Although Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) amended his SB 827 before it goes to its first committee hearing on April 17, the bill is still bad for cities. 

Oppose Bill that Jeopardizes Fiscal Stability of Cities in JPAs

April 10, 2018
Joint Powers Authorities, known as JPAs, are one of the most effective tools that help local agencies cost effectively deliver a wide range of services to their residents. 

New Market Tax Credit — Fostering Investment in Low-Income Neighborhoods

April 10, 2018
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is currently soliciting potential pipeline projects in connection with its 2018 application for New Markets Tax Credits.

Navigating the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act

April 9, 2018
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is conducting stakeholder outreach to cities and other interested stakeholders on their implementation efforts on the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act, a community-based approach geared toward reducing risks associated with retail alcohol environments

Support Legislation that will Help Cities Make Technological Investments to Improve Government Transparency and Access

April 6, 2018
The League is sponsoring AB 2812 (Limón) to create the Office of Local Cloud Mitigation and Digital Innovation under the California Department of Technology (CDT) to facilitate public-private partnerships to help local agencies make technology improvements. 

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 9–30

April 6, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise fast approaching in early April.

Come to Sacramento on April 18 to Advocate for City Priorities

April 5, 2018
Hundreds of city officials will be traveling to Sacramento to lobby their senators and Assembly members on bills affecting California cities as part of the League’s April 18 Legislative Action Day. 

League Los Angeles County Division President Urges Yes on Props. 68, 69 and 72

April 5, 2018
Four years ago — in what were inarguably simpler times — the turnout for California’s primary statewide election dropped to just 18 percent, nearly the lowest point in California’s history. 
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