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League President Appoints Board of Directors Nominating Committee

May 7, 2012
League President and Mountain View Mayor Mike Kasperzak has appointed the 2012 Board of Directors Nominating Committee.

Letters Needed as League Hot Bill AB 1551 is Passed Out of Appropriations, Heads to Assembly Floor

May 4, 2012
On Wednesday, AB 1551 (Torres) passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with a vote of 16 – 1 and was sent to the Assembly floor. The League urges city officials to send opposition letters immediately.

Letters Needed for League-Opposed AB 1549

May 4, 2012
The League opposes AB 1549 (Gatto), which would outline additional responsibilities for the Office of Permit Assistance and require the office to provide technical assistance to local agencies by developing guidelines for an expedited permit process. 

Have a Great Session Idea for the 2013 City Managers’ Department Meeting?

May 4, 2012
The League is looking for innovative, cutting-edge topics for this premiere educational event for city managers. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge and expertise with local government decision makers. 

OPR Releases Revised Draft Guidelines for Streamlining of Infill Development

May 4, 2012
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) announced this week that it has released a revised draft of updates to the CEQA Guidelines addressing streamlining for infill development pursuant to SB 226 (Simitian; 2011). 

California Reentry Council Network Launches New Website

May 4, 2012
The California Re-entry Council Network (CRCN) has launched its new website.

The Hit List from Western City Magazine’s Website

May 4, 2012
Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles on WesternCity.com during the past month. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of April.

League Board to Pursue Amendments to Possible California Forward Bill

May 1, 2012
Last Thursday, the League board of directors was updated on the ongoing discussions in League policy committees of the initiative in circulation by California Forward that would impose new budgeting responsibilities on cities and other local agencies and state government.

League Releases Sixth Q & A Guide on Post-Redevelopment Legal Issues

May 1, 2012
The League has released the sixth in a series of question and answer guides to assist cities struggling with issues arising from AB x 1 26, the redevelopment dissolution statute.

Bills in Committee: April 30 – May 4

April 30, 2012
In addition to its major bills, the League is also tracking a number of other bills of interest.

EPA to Host Webinar Series on Funding and Financing Clean Energy Programs

April 27, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Climate and Energy Program has announced that it will host a three-part webinar series about funding and financing clean energy programs in May and June. The webinars will be held on May 16, May 30 and June 13.

Save the Date: Infrastructure Funding Fair on June 12

April 27, 2012
The State Water Resources Control Board has announced it will host an infrastructure funding fair on June 12 at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Building in Alhambra.

FPPC Issues Informal Advice Letter on Successor Agency and Oversight Board Conflict of Interest Issues

April 27, 2012
In response to numerous questions from city attorneys and city clerks, the League submitted a request for advice to the FPPC for guidance on complying with Political Reform Act.

ILG Offers Free Webinar on Climate Adaptation Planning Tools

April 27, 2012
The Institute for Local Government’s (ILG) Sustainable Communities Learning Network is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on “Climate Adaptation Planning Tools for California Local Governments”.

New Grant Pilot Program to Help Fund Affordable Housing Design

April 27, 2012
The Enterprise Community Partners’ National Design Initiatives is launching a new grant pilot program to help fund innovative design during the early stages of affordable housing development projects.

Registration Now Open for League’s 2012 Annual Conference & Expo

April 27, 2012
We are excited to announce that registration for the 2012 Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego is now open. 

CSCDA Community Benefit Report

April 27, 2012
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA), issued its Community Benefit Report for 2011.

This Month in Western City: New Gift Rules, HEAL Cities and Creating Healthy Communities

April 27, 2012
Don't miss these articles from the April issue of Western City.

Conference Committee Members Named for Federal Transportation Reauthorization

April 27, 2012
This week, Senate and House leadership released the names of conference committee members who will tackle the difficult task of negotiating a long term transportation authorization.

League Releases Fourth and Fifth Q & A Guide on Post-Redevelopment Legal Issues

April 27, 2012
The League has released the fourth and fifth in a series of question and answer guides to assist cities struggling with issues arising from ABx1 26, the redevelopment dissolution statute.
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