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California Air Resources Board Approves Updated Scoping Plan and Funding for Clean Vehicles

December 15, 2017
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Dec. 14 adopted the 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan Update.

Call for Session Proposals Open for 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

December 15, 2017
The League of California Cities® is currently soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, which will be held Sept. 12–14 in Long Beach.

Registration Open for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

December 15, 2017
Don’t miss the chance to register early to attend the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which is scheduled for March 28–30 in Monterey. Register online and reserve your hotel by Tuesday, Feb. 27. 

Call for Session Proposals Open for Annual Conference

December 14, 2017
The League of California Cities® is currently soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo being held in September.

League Board Establishes Legislative Goals for 2018

December 8, 2017
The League Board of Directors, as well as the leaders of the League’s divisions, departments, policy committees and diversity caucuses, met in Santa Cruz late last week to review the organization’s 2017 accomplishments and adopt legislative goals for 2018.

Hundreds of California City Officials Call on California Members of Congress to Save SALT and Key Economic Development Tool

December 8, 2017
Hundreds of California city officials today sent a letter urging California members of Congress to support a proposal from U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) to improve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).

Energy Upgrade California Program Encourages Cities to “Do Your Thing”

December 8, 2017
Energy Upgrade California is calling on cities to help educate their residents and businesses about energy conservation.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $27 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Fresno

December 8, 2017
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).

House Passes Tax Reforms that Eliminate State and Local Tax Deductions and Tool to Fund Major Public Projects

November 17, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 passed HR 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” marking another milestone in the Republican effort to enact significant tax reform.

City Voices Strong at CalPERS Board Meeting on Monday, Calling for Strategies to Address Retirement System Sustainability

November 17, 2017
More than 50 city leaders traveled to Sacramento on Nov. 13 to call on the CalPERS Board of Administration to provide cities with more tools and flexibility to address the need for retirement system sustainability.

Sen. Hertzberg Releases Implementation Information for his Stormwater Bill

November 17, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown in October, signed League-supported SB 231 (Hertzberg), which adds “storm water” to the definition of “sewer” in Proposition 218.

Call for Session Proposals Open for Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

November 17, 2017
The League of California Cities® is currently soliciting session proposals for its 2018 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum scheduled for June 27–29 at the Monterey Marriott and Monterey Convention Center.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $38 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Sacramento

November 17, 2017
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).

Wireless Industry Aims to Limit Local Control over Wireless Facilities, After Efforts in California Defeated by the League

November 9, 2017
The wireless industry is circulating a draft bill in the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee that would force local governments to lease out publicly owned infrastructure, eliminate reasonable local environmental and design review, and eliminate the ability for local governments to negotiate fair leases or public benefits for the installation of “small cell” wireless equipment on taxpayer-funded property.

2017 Legislative New Laws Briefing Webinar Available on Nov. 16

November 9, 2017
The League of California Cities® will host its 2017 Legislative New Laws Briefing webinar on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30–3 p.m.

New Mayors & Council Members Academy Registration Now Open

November 9, 2017
The League of California Cities® has opened registration for its 2018 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, scheduled for Jan. 17–19 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento.

Registration Closes Nov. 14 for Two League Conferences

November 9, 2017
The League of California Cities® will be closing registration next week for two of its conferences: the 2017 City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar scheduled for Dec. 13–15 and the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute scheduled for Dec. 13–14.

State Treasurer Releases Findings of Cannabis Banking Working Group

November 9, 2017
State Treasurer John Chiang held a press conference on Nov. 7 to discuss a report issued by his office’s Cannabis Banking Working Group (CBWG).

Application Deadline to Participate in New Local Government Drone Pilot Program is Nov. 28

November 9, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Nov. 2 launched a three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drone) Integration Pilot Program.

New Cleaning Supplies Contract Available to Cities Through League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

November 9, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce the new U.S. Communities contract for cleaning supplies, equipment and custodial related products, services and solutions was awarded to SupplyWorks.
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