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CDCR Enacts Emergency Regulations to Lower State’s Prison Population

March 30, 2017
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) issued emergency regulations aiming to reduce California’s prison population to comply with Proposition 57, which voters approved in November 2016.

There’s Still Time to Submit Session Ideas for the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® is now accepting session ideas for the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute which will be held Dec. 13–14 in Newport Beach.

President Trump Releases “Skinny” Budget, Proposes Cuts to Major Local Programs

March 30, 2017
President Donald Trump recently released his Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 “Skinny Budget” blueprint.

Proposition 64 — Regulation Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act Webinar Scheduled for April 6

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® is hosting a webinar on April 6 from 10–11:30 a.m.to educate its members on various aspects of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).

Transactions and Use Taxes: Updated Report

March 30, 2017
On April 1, more than 50 new local sales taxes, which were approved by voters in November 2016, will go into effect in California.

San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke Recognized with Public Works Lifetime Achievement Award

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® Public Works Officers Department honored San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke with the prestigious James L. Martin Award on March 24 for his significant contributions towards the public works profession.

League of California Cities® Commends Governor, Senate Pro Tem, Speaker of the Assembly and Transportation Committee Chairs on Agreement to Provide Historic Investment in California’s Transportation System

March 29, 2017
A large crowd surrounded Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), chairs of their respective houses’ transportation committees, as they stood on the East Steps of the Capitol today to announce the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

League’s Executive Officers Meet with White House Officials, Congressional Members on City Priorities

March 24, 2017
Thousands of city officials from across the country assembled in Washington, D.C., last week for the 2017 National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference. 

Fresno Council Member Esmeralda Soria, Kings County Supervisor Craig Pedersen and the Fix Our Roads Coalition Hold Fresno Press Conference to Urge Legislature to Pass Transportation Funding Package

March 24, 2017
Local government, state government, labor and business leaders held a press conference Friday to call on legislators to pass a transportation funding package.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest March 27 – April 19

March 24, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. 

Imperial County Tops in Local Road Project Awards

March 23, 2017
The County Engineers Association of California and the League of California Cities® Public Works Officers’ Institute today announced the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards at their annual spring meeting in San Diego.

Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Wasco Council Member Alex Garcia and the Fix Our Roads Coalition Hold Bakersfield Press Conference to Urge Legislature to Pass Transportation Funding Package

March 23, 2017
Local government, state government, labor and business leaders once again held a press conference to call on legislators to pass a transportation funding package.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $29.6 Million in Tax-Exempt and Taxable Bonds for Guidance Charter School located in Palmdale

March 23, 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).

BOE Increases HUTA Rates for Next Fiscal Year

March 23, 2017
The state Board of Equalization (BOE) adopted staff recommendations and adjusted the price-based motor vehicle fuel tax and diesel fuel tax rates. 

Recent Federal Uniform Grants Guidance Addresses Contracting With Nonprofits

March 23, 2017
The state Controller recently issued a letter to cities and counties designed to increase awareness of federal regulations affecting contracting with nonprofits that were adopted in 2015.

Webinar on State Treasurer’s California Business Incentives Gateway for Cities and Counties Scheduled for March 29

March 23, 2017
The State Treasurer’s Office, in collaboration with the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties, will be hosting a webinar on the California Business Incentives Gateway (CBIG) on March 29 at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Riverside Mayor Rusty Baily and Los Angeles Council Member Joe Busciano Join Other Local Government Leaders and Representatives from Business and Labor to Urge Passage of Transportation Funding Package

March 20, 2017
At the tail end of Monday morning’s commute, local government, state government, labor and business leaders came together on a busy street in Los Angeles for a press conference to drive the message home that California needs a transportation funding deal.

League Continues Advocating for Affordable Housing Funding and Streamlined Planning; Opposes By-Right Proposals

March 17, 2017
The 2017 legislative session is at full steam with over 2,000 measures introduced in the first year of the two-year session. 

League Sponsors AB 636 to Help Cities Improve Annual Transportation Reporting Timelines

March 17, 2017
The League is sponsoring Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin’s AB 636 to help improve the quality and integrity of data reported by cities and counties to the State Controller’s Office. 

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest March 20 – April 5

March 17, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. 
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