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BOE Launches Cannabis Information Listserv

May 5, 2017
The Board of Equalization (BOE) has created a new Listserv for individuals interested in receiving the most up-to-date information about the Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 (Proposition 64) and compliance with the various tax laws associated with the cultivation and sales of cannabis and cannabis products in California.

California Multi-Unit Housing Construction Hits 26-Year High

May 2, 2017
When it comes to apartment construction, California cities are clearly doing their part according to a new demographic report by the California Department of Finance (DOF), which indicates that apartment construction in the state is at a 26-year high.

Updated Local Streets and Roads Estimates Fact Sheet Now Available

May 2, 2017
Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act last Friday, Michael Coleman, the League’s fiscal consultant, has updated the fact sheet on local Highway Users Tax Account (HUTA).

League Opposes Effort to Cut CDBG Economic Development Funds for Small Cities

May 2, 2017
The League issued an action alert and an opposition letter earlier today on proposed trailer bill language sponsored by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) that proposes major changes to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including provisions that would significantly reduce funds available for local economic development.

Local Governments to Play an Essential Role in Re-launched Energy Upgrade California Program

May 2, 2017
California is famous for its innovative and pioneering spirit.

Governor Signs SB 1

April 28, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 1 (Beall), the Road Recovery and Repair Act of 2017. SB 1 generates $5.2 billion annually for California’s state and local transportation system. Cities and counties will receive $1.5 billion annually to fix local streets and roads.

Senate Governance and Finance Committee Votes to Limit Local Control and Revenue over Installation of “Small Cell” Equipment

April 28, 2017
Despite opposition from at least 90 cities across the state to SB 649 (Hueso), the Senate Governance and Finance Committee unanimously voted (7-0) to limit local control and revenue from the installation of “small cell” equipment on all public property within and out of the public right-of-way (PROW).

Trailer Bill to Implement Proposition 64 Scheduled for May 4 Hearing

April 28, 2017
The Administration trailer bill seeking to implement Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, will be heard in a joint hearing of three Budget Subcommittees on Thursday, May 4.

Long Term Water Conservation: Legislative Efforts Begin

April 28, 2017
Since Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 7 Executive Order declaring an end to the statewide drought, conversations have turned to long-term water conservation.

Submit Session Proposals for the 2017 Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

April 28, 2017
Making its comeback last year, the League of California Cities® 2017 Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar is opening its online submission process for sessions and proposals.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest May 1–8

April 28, 2017
As the legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities.

NLC’s University Leadership Summit Scheduled for Oct. 2–5 in San Diego

April 28, 2017
NLC University convenes elected officials, municipal leaders, city staff and industry professionals annually at the NLC University Leadership Summit.

Budget Trailer Bill SB 130 Contains Long-Sought Fix for Struggling Newly-Incorporated Cities

April 25, 2017
California’s four most recently incorporated cities are on the cusp of receiving a long-needed permanent fix to their revenues with SB 130.

Administration Trailer Bill Implementing Prop. 64 Undermines Local Control over Cannabis Businesses

April 25, 2017
The League of California Cities® would like to make all cities aware of how the Administration’s Cannabis Regulation Trailer Bill, up for a hearing in Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 today, proposes to implement Proposition 64. 

Friday is the Deadline to Apply for Two League Board of Directors Positions

April 25, 2017
The League of California Cities® is now accepting nominations from elected officials interested in serving in one of six at-large board positions (two-year term), or as second vice president (one-year term). 

Time to Register for the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshops in June

April 25, 2017
Join the League of California Cities® in June for the Executive Forum and the Advanced Leadership Workshops. 

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on June 7 in Santa Clara to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

April 25, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on June 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $30 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, West Covina and Hemet

April 25, 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).

Legislative Action Day Brings Hundreds of City Officials to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

April 21, 2017
Hundreds of city officials descended on Sacramento earlier this week to lobby their legislators and staff on the pressing policy issues facing California cities this legislative session.

League-Sponsored Housing Streamlining Bill Clears Key Hurdle

April 21, 2017
On a day full of activity surrounding the League of California Cities’® Legislative Action Day, several city officials testified with the League in support of SB 540 (Roth) in the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.
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