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Registration Now Open for the 2019 City Managers’ Conference

October 22, 2018
The League is gearing up for the next City Managers’ Conference Feb. 13–15, 2019 at the InterContinental San Diego. 

Firefighters, Engineers and Public Safety Representatives Join Labor and Local Government Leaders for Major No on Prop. 6 Rally at State Capitol

October 22, 2018
League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined a large crowd near the Capitol this morning to strongly oppose Prop. 6.

GOTV and Vote No on Proposition 6 and Yes on Props. 1, 2 and 3

October 22, 2018
Election Day is two weeks from tomorrow and in these final weeks it is important to understand what is at stake for cities on Nov. 6.

Revised Regulations Ignore Cities’ Concerns on Cannabis Deliveries and More

October 22, 2018
Cities’ local reasonable regulatory authority continues to be preempted by the modified proposed regulations the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released on Oct. 19.

Bay Area Leaders Urge Support for Prop. 1 to Fund Affordable Housing

October 18, 2018
Prop. 1 supporters held a press conference in Oakland on Oct. 18 to urge support for this $4 billion housing bond that would help build affordable housing for California’s most vulnerable residents. 

Arts Grants Available for Cities and Community Arts Partners

October 18, 2018
The California Arts Council (CAC) invites cities to apply for creative placemaking grants of up to $150,000. 

Prop. 6 Would Eliminate Nearly $2 Billion in Existing Funding for the Central Valley Say Leaders at Events in Fresno and Bakersfield

October 12, 2018
Two events in the Central Valley last week brought together city officials, engineers, community leaders, fire fighters, and labor to call on voters to oppose Prop. 6 because of the devastation it will cause locally. 

Call for Session Proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

October 12, 2018
The League is seeking innovative, cutting-edge topics for this premier educational event, which will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, Oct. 16–18, 2019.

2018 Bills Signed into Law Briefing Webinar Scheduled for Nov. 13

October 12, 2018
Join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. for a briefing on new laws from the 2018 Legislative Session.

Report Confirms that Passage of Prop. 6 Would Devastate California’s Local Roads

October 11, 2018
The 2018 California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment Report (2018 Report) released on Oct. 9 details the devastating impact that Proposition 6 would have on the city streets and county roads system. 

Corona Police Sergeant Unseats CalPERS Public Agency Board Representative Incumbent

October 5, 2018
Corona Police Sergeant Jason Perez has defeated four-time incumbent and current CalPERS Board of Administration President Priya Mathur. 

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Opposes Prop. 6

October 4, 2018
On Oct. 3, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined engineers, first responders, public safety officers, construction workers and business groups to voice strong opposition to Prop. 6, the attack on bridge and road safety.

New Responsive Western City Website Gives Readers Access to City Issues From Any Device

October 4, 2018
Western City, the League’s monthly magazine, recently launched a new website designed to enhance readers’ experiences on their desktops, laptops and mobile devices. 

President Arbuckle Appoints 2019 Policy Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs

October 4, 2018
League President Jan Arbuckle announced her chair and vice chair appointments to the League’s seven standing policy committees. 

Sponsorships Available for Upcoming League Educational Conferences

October 4, 2018
The League holds three educational department conferences each December and offers interested organizations the opportunity to become a conference sponsor for one or more.

Recruiting: New Executive Director to Lead the Institute for Local Government

October 3, 2018
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) is seeking a visionary leader to oversee the activities of the Institute during a dynamic time of change. 

Governor’s Final Action on Bills Mixed for Cities

October 1, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown concluded his work on bills that reached his desk on Sunday, Sept. 30, with decisions pending on some major bills until the final hours.

FCC Sides with Wireless Industry on Policy that Erodes Local Control, Lowers Standards for Deployment of Wireless Small Cell Equipment

October 1, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 4-0 on Sept. 26 to limit the authority and standards that states and local governments can require for the installation and/or deployment of small cell wireless facilities. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $246 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Healthcare System in Roseville

September 28, 2018
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).

Mark Your Calendar with Upcoming League Educational Events

September 28, 2018
Don’t miss out on the League’s wide selection of informative and educational opportunities.
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