November 22, 2013
Cities and counties can now submit nominations for the Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program.
November 20, 2013
Transportation California and the California Alliance for Jobs on Nov. 18 submitted a title and summary request for a transportation funding ballot measure, the California Road Repair Act, to the Attorney General.
November 20, 2013
Cities and counties are invited to submit nominations for the Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program.
November 15, 2013
California and its 482 incorporated cities are by far the most diverse in the country. Such diversity necessitates and fosters new ways of thinking to address unprecedented challenges and developments.
October 3, 2013
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research announced the completion of a new publication and resource: "Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook."
September 19, 2013
The Legislature last week approved SB 99 (Committee on Budget & Fiscal Review), which contained the final version of the Active Transportation Program (ATP). Some additional provisions of the ATP are included in SB 95 and AB 101.
August 2, 2013
Two transportation Assembly Bills – AB 61 (Gatto) and AB 443 (Lowenthal) – were sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday for his action.
July 30, 2013
The National Highway Institute will hold a series of webinars next month regarding new transportation laws passed by Congress last year (MAP21).
June 28, 2013
Nearly a year after the Legislature approved the Governor’s Reorganization Plan (GRP), appointments to the newly created state agencies are being announced in advance of July 1, 2013 when the agencies go into effect.
May 17, 2013
The Department of Transportation has announced the fifth round of TIGER grant funds.
May 10, 2013
The League and California State Association of Counties on Tuesday presented the results of the 2012 California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment to the California Transportation Commission (CTC).
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.
May 2, 2013
The League encourages cities to submit letters of support for AB 416 (Gordon) and AB 574 (Lowenthal), two bills that would appropriate Cap-and-Trade auction revenues to local agencies, including cities.
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.
March 22, 2013
The Local Government Finance Almanac has posted FY 2013-14 city and county HUTA gas tax estimates. This data is now available together with an update on California's complicated fuel taxation and allocation system.
March 19, 2013
The League was disappointed to learn that Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Connelly issued an opinion on Monday, March 18, denying the League’s petition challenging the constitutionality of the Legislature’s 2011 decision to fund the criminal justice realignment program in part with vehicle license fee (VLF) revenues.
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.
March 6, 2013
A biennial report released Tuesday by the League, the California State Association of Counties and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission finds a significant level of deterioration of California’s local streets and roads.