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League/Police Chiefs Support Revised Cannabis Trailer Bill Following Acceptance of Requested Amendments

June 14, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown’s office released a modified trailer bill (AB 110/SB 94) on Monday reconciling Proposition 64 with the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 (MCRSA), and putting in place a regulatory system for both.

120 Cities and Counting Oppose Legislation Stripping Public Input and the Ability for Cities to Negotiate Public Benefits with the Wireless Industry to Install their Equipment

June 12, 2017
A coalition of California cities sent every member of the Assembly a letter on Friday, June 9, outlining their strong opposition to SB 649 (Hueso).

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest June 12 – 28

June 8, 2017
The Legislative hearing committee schedule is gearing up again with bills having crossed houses last week. 

Submit Your Session Proposals for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

June 8, 2017
The League is soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $25 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Ivy Hill Apartments in Walnut Creek

June 8, 2017
from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

New Contract for Tractors and Mowing Equipment Available to Cities through League Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

June 8, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce a new contract for tractors, mowing equipment, implements, parts and service. 

June 14 Conference to Focus on Water Policy and Health

June 8, 2017
Join Public Health Advocates (the home of the HEAL Cities Campaign) on June 14 in Sacramento for a one day-event with experts, policy makers and stakeholder organizations to address water with a focus on health and healthy equity. 

Cities now Exempt from Onerous Contracting Measure

June 2, 2017
In the final hours leading to the legislative house of origin deadline, AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) was significantly amended to remove cities entirely from the bills requirements. 

Registration for the League of California Cities® Annual Conference and Expo is Now Open

June 2, 2017
The League of California Cities® has opened registration for its 2017 Annual Conference & Expo.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $31.5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Antioch

June 2, 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).

Senate Bill 540, Legislation by Sen. Roth to Increase Housing Production, Overwhelmingly Passes Out of Senate

June 1, 2017
Today on a bipartisan vote of 33-7, the Senate passed SB 540 by Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside).

Sen. Glazer Casts Lone “No” Vote on Wireless Industry Bill Limiting Local Authority and Revenue

June 1, 2017
Last night the discussion on the Senate Floor was all about local government and what was being done to help them on SB 649 (Hueso). 

League Supports Legislation to Crack Down on Ex-Offenders Who Violate Terms of Post Release Community Supervision

May 31, 2017
The League of California Cities® announced its support for AB 1408 (Calderon), which will tighten up the rules in dealing with wayward ex-offenders on post-release community supervision.

Bills Restricting Local Control over Contracting and Small-Cell Siting Move to the Floor

May 26, 2017
Late this week the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees concluded their work on hundreds of bills pending on their Suspense Files.

SB 540 (Roth) to Streamline and Increase Housing Production Passes Out of Key Senate Committee

May 26, 2017
SB 540 (Roth) passed its fourth Senate committee on Thursday, May 25 when it cleared the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

President’s Proposed Budget would Eliminate CDBG, HOME; Cuts Other “Safety Net” Programs

May 26, 2017
President Donald Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget was released on Tuesday.

2018 City Managers Department Meeting Call for Proposals Open

May 26, 2017
The League of California Cities® is taking submissions for session proposals and speakers for the 2018 City Managers Department meeting, which is scheduled for Jan. 31–Feb. 2 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

U.S. Communities Holding Free Regional Summit on Cost-Saving Program June 7 in Santa Clara for Local Government Agency Officials

May 26, 2017
Join the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties for a free regional event on Wednesday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara to learn how public agencies can save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

Webinar — Engaging Your Community through Surveys and Polls

May 26, 2017
Local governments throughout California are applying a variety of public engagement strategies and approaches to address issues ranging from land use and budgeting to climate change and public safety.
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