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Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 28–April 10

February 23, 2018
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

League Supports SB 833 to Make Cities More Prepared for Emergencies

February 23, 2018
The size, season, and scope of wildland fire events in California have been getting larger, longer, and worse in terms of the destruction and calamity they inflict in this state.

League Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Constitutional Challenge to Pension Reform

February 22, 2018
The League on Wednesday, Feb. 21 filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the California Supreme Court in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $60 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Covina

February 22, 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).

New Contracts Available to Cities through League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

February 20, 2018
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored government purchasing alliance, has announced two new U.S. Communities contracts.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 20–April 10

February 16, 2018
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

Seats Filling Up Quickly for the Public Works Officers Institute

February 16, 2018
The League of California Cities® has only 55 spots available for the Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, scheduled on March 28–30 in Monterey.

State Controller’s Office Releases Updated Guidelines Relating to Gas Tax Expenditures for Cities and Counties

February 16, 2018
The State Controller’s Office released updated guidelines regarding gas tax expenditures for cities and counties.

CalPERS Board Reduces Amortization Policy

February 14, 2018
The CalPERS Board of Administration on Feb. 14 adopted the staff recommendation to reduce the agency’s amortization policy from 30 years to 20 years for all investment gains and losses.

The League’s 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy Geared Towards New and Seasoned Planning Commissioners

February 9, 2018
The League’s 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy is scheduled for April 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 20–March 22

February 8, 2018
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks. 

Coalition Supporting Passage of Proposition 69 and Opposing Any Effort to Repeal Transportation Funding Continues to Grow

February 7, 2018
As cities and counties throughout California begin hundreds of street and road improvement projects funded through SB 1, the broad coalition supporting safer roads and protecting local transportation improvements gains momentum. 

Stay Connected to the League Via Social Media

February 7, 2018
Social media remains a critical tool to keep California cities up to date on the League’s advocacy and educational opportunities. 

City of Rialto Using SB 1 Funds for its Active Transportation Plan

February 7, 2018
For many residents without cars in the City of Rialto, public transportation serves as the lifeline to employment and educational opportunities. 

Call for 2018 Helen Putnam Entries

February 7, 2018
Each year the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities across the state through the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence.

SB 35 Determinations Issued; What’s Next for Cities

February 2, 2018
It is not surprising that the SB 35 Statewide Determination Summary includes nearly every city and county in California because state formula-generated housing need numbers have always ignored actual market conditions and the availability of affordable housing subsidies.

League Survey Confirms Need for More Tools to Sustain Pension System and Local Services

February 1, 2018
A report released today by the League of California Cities®, Retirement System Sustainability Study and Findings, confirms that pension costs for California cities are approaching unsustainable levels, and that cities need more tools and options to ensure they are able to retain and attract public sector employees and continue to deliver high quality municipal services to residents.

99.99 Percent of Cities Submit SB 1 Project Lists to CTC

February 1, 2018
More than 99 percent of California’s 482 cities successfully submitted their SB 1 project lists to the California Transportation Commission (CTC).

Rain Water Capture System Incentive Advances to Statewide Ballot

February 1, 2018
Both the Senate and Assembly on Monday, Jan. 29, by nearly unanimous votes, passed a constitutional amendment to incentivize the building of rainwater capture systems on new construction.

Watsonville to Use SB 1 Funds to Improve Routes to School

February 1, 2018
The City of Watsonville will be using $321,000 of its SB1 funding to help students get to school safely.
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