October 15, 2013
The state of California was dealt a blow today when the U.S. Supreme Court denied Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal that requested an additional two years to fulfill the Court’s order to reduce prison to 137.5 percent of capacity by Jan. 27, 2014.
September 25, 2013
The three federal judge-panel convened to oversee the reduction of California’s prison population granted Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for an extension this week – with one ‘small’ caveat.
August 30, 2013
League Executive Director Chris McKenzie joined a broad coalition of law enforcement, local government and a bipartisan group of legislators at a Capitol news conference on Tuesday where Gov. Jerry Brown presented details of his prison plan, alongside Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles).
July 15, 2013
Note: With job creation on the minds of public officials throughout California, the power of state-local partnerships in creating good paying construction and other private sector jobs merits attention. This is part of a series of special papers on some successful partnerships.
June 28, 2013
The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee approved AB 218 (Dickinson) this week moving it to the Senate Judiciary Committee for hearing on July 2.
June 28, 2013
On a 3–1 vote, SB 313 (DeLeón) didn’t receive enough votes to move out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee this week but was granted reconsideration. It will be reheard on July 2.
June 14, 2013
Mark your calendars for a free webinar on the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).
May 31, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Sam Spiegel to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2005.
May 16, 2013
Law enforcement advocates are lining up in support of League-supported AB 20 (Waldron), a bill that funds programs to curb sexual assault, human trafficking and related crimes against children.
May 8, 2013
Originally released on April 18, the League’s 2013 Hot Bills List has been updated to reflect the most current status of bills of most importance to cities. Several bills have been removed from the original list because they are not expected to move this year. Several bills have been added to the list. The list below is to date as of May 8, 2013.
April 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) this week announced grant funds to be awarded to projects with significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Brief descriptions of each grant program, with links to the various websites, are available to help the application process.
April 18, 2013
Today the League has released the list of 26 “Hot Bills” for 2013 that reflects positions on these bills as of April 18.
April 12, 2013
On April 4–5, the League’s eight standing policy committees met in Pasadena.
April 5, 2013
Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles on WesternCity.com during the past month.
March 12, 2013
League-supported AB 20 (Waldron) sailed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee today.
March 8, 2013
The League is currently reviewing hundreds of this year’s regular session bills and evaluating their potential implications for local government agencies.
February 20, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC), National Association of Counties and National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors will be hosting a webinar on Friday, Feb. 22 to discuss the implementation of the newly established First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), including available funding for states.
February 8, 2013
Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles during the past month. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of January.
January 28, 2013
Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections released detailed figures for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed augmentations to the $20 million grant for local assistance for realignment implementation allocated to cities as part of the 2012 Budget Act.
January 22, 2013
Hundreds of city officials from across the state converged in Sacramento Jan. 17-18 for the first policy committee meetings of 2013. The League’s policy making process relies on the participation of a diverse group of city officials from across the state.