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CalPERS Board Reduces Amortization Policy

February 14, 2018
The CalPERS Board of Administration on Feb. 14 adopted the staff recommendation to reduce the agency’s amortization policy from 30 years to 20 years for all investment gains and losses.

The League’s 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy Geared Towards New and Seasoned Planning Commissioners

February 9, 2018
The League’s 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy is scheduled for April 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 20–March 22

February 8, 2018
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks. 

Coalition Supporting Passage of Proposition 69 and Opposing Any Effort to Repeal Transportation Funding Continues to Grow

February 7, 2018
As cities and counties throughout California begin hundreds of street and road improvement projects funded through SB 1, the broad coalition supporting safer roads and protecting local transportation improvements gains momentum. 

Stay Connected to the League Via Social Media

February 7, 2018
Social media remains a critical tool to keep California cities up to date on the League’s advocacy and educational opportunities. 

City of Rialto Using SB 1 Funds for its Active Transportation Plan

February 7, 2018
For many residents without cars in the City of Rialto, public transportation serves as the lifeline to employment and educational opportunities. 

Call for 2018 Helen Putnam Entries

February 7, 2018
Each year the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities across the state through the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence.

SB 35 Determinations Issued; What’s Next for Cities

February 2, 2018
It is not surprising that the SB 35 Statewide Determination Summary includes nearly every city and county in California because state formula-generated housing need numbers have always ignored actual market conditions and the availability of affordable housing subsidies.

League Survey Confirms Need for More Tools to Sustain Pension System and Local Services

February 1, 2018
A report released today by the League of California Cities®, Retirement System Sustainability Study and Findings, confirms that pension costs for California cities are approaching unsustainable levels, and that cities need more tools and options to ensure they are able to retain and attract public sector employees and continue to deliver high quality municipal services to residents.

99.99 Percent of Cities Submit SB 1 Project Lists to CTC

February 1, 2018
More than 99 percent of California’s 482 cities successfully submitted their SB 1 project lists to the California Transportation Commission (CTC).

Rain Water Capture System Incentive Advances to Statewide Ballot

February 1, 2018
Both the Senate and Assembly on Monday, Jan. 29, by nearly unanimous votes, passed a constitutional amendment to incentivize the building of rainwater capture systems on new construction.

Watsonville to Use SB 1 Funds to Improve Routes to School

February 1, 2018
The City of Watsonville will be using $321,000 of its SB1 funding to help students get to school safely.

Governor Proposes Cap-and-Trade Expenditures and New Zero-Emission Vehicle Target

January 29, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, Jan. 26 released an addition to his proposed FY 2018‒19 budget related to climate change.

Proposition Numbers Released for June 2018 Measures

January 29, 2018
Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Friday afternoon released the numbers assigned to the June 2018 ballot measures.

Governor’s State of the State Address Emphasizes Achievements and Confidence in State’s Future

January 26, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final State of the State address on Jan. 25 to a joint session of the Legislature that also included most of the state’s constitutional officers and many members of the Supreme Court. 

Legislation Introduced to Dramatically Alter Local Planning

January 26, 2018
Before the ink was barely dry on the comprehensive 15-bill housing package that took effect on Jan. 1, Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) introduced another housing bill that takes away local discretion and authority. 

NLC will Host City Leaders during its 2018 Congressional City Conference

January 26, 2018
The National League of Cities will hold its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 10–11.

City of Citrus Heights Uses SB 1 Funds for Complete Streets Plan

January 25, 2018
Skewed intersections, excessive speeds, and inadequate bike and pedestrian infrastructure has created unsafe and sometimes deadly conditions on Old Auburn Road in the City of Citrus Heights.

League President Rich Garbarino Joins San Francisco Public Utilities Commission at Event to Urge More Federal Investment in Critical Infrastructure

January 24, 2018
League President and South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino represented the League and National League of Cities on Jan. 24 at a press conference with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to call on Congress to make greater infrastructure investments. 

Annual January Training and Education for Newly Elected Mayors and Council Members Brings Over 150 New City Officials to Sacramento

January 22, 2018
Each year the League offers a comprehensive listing of educational programs for city officials, starting in January with its annual Mayors and Council Members Academy.
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