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US EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records

April 27, 2012
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Wednesday issued an update titled “Enforcement Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” EEOC also issued a question and answer document about the report.

League’s Post-Redevelopment Working Group to Review Controller’s Letter on Transfer of Assets Request

April 26, 2012
The State Controller sent a letter to cities and counties earlier this week, ordering them to transfer assets to successor agencies that cities or counties may have received from their redevelopment agencies after Jan. 1, 2011. The extensiveness of this requirement has raised a number of questions from many local officials.

Governor Signs PLA Bill Targeting Charter Cities Despite League Request for Veto

April 26, 2012
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed League-opposed SB 829 (Rubio) prohibiting the use of state funds for any construction project in a charter city with a ban on project labor agreements (PLAs).

League Launches New Website

April 26, 2012
Tuesday the League launched its newly designed and reorganized website.

League Hosts Successful Legislative Action Days in Sacramento This Week

April 26, 2012
The League’s Legislative Action Days kicked off in Sacramento on Wednesday.

CSCDA Seeks Projects Located in Low Income Neighborhoods for Tax Credit Program

April 26, 2012
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) can now facilitate investment in low-income communities through the use of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and is currently seeking potential projects to include in the allocation pipeline.

League of California Cities' 2012 Major Bill List - April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012
The League revised its major bills list this week. The following list represents the bills that League staff is following closely.

Bills in Committee: April 23 – 27

April 23, 2012
It’s going to be very busy in the Capitol this week with the Legislature set to hear 665 bills in various committees by Thursday.

More Changes Underway for Corrections As Realignment Progresses

April 23, 2012
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced changes are underway to address population management, staffing, and facilities use in light of the new realities resulting from realignment.

Little Hoover Commission Schedules Public Hearings on Governor's Reorganization Plan

April 23, 2012
The Little Hoover Commission has scheduled public hearings on April 23 – 25 to review Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to reorganize a number of state agencies.

League Releases Third Q & A Guide on Post-Redevelopment Legal Issues - Transfer of Housing Assets

April 20, 2012
The League has released the third in a series of question and answer guides to assist cities struggling with issues arising from ABx1 26, the redevelopment dissolution statute.

AB 1692 Seeks to Unravel Provisions of Last Year’s Municipal Bankruptcy Bill

April 20, 2012
This week the League was surprised to learn that AB 1692 (Wieckowski) was amended in an effort to unravel key features of AB 506 (Wieckowski), last year’s carefully negotiated municipal bankruptcy bill.

House Adopts Federal Transportation Reauthorization Bill

April 20, 2012
The House approved a transportation bill on Wednesday afternoon that should allow the discussion on a long-term transportation reauthorization to move to a conference committee.

Free Economic Development Tools Webinar for Members on May 10

April 20, 2012
On Thursday, May 10, the League will host a free webinar for members to explore options for promoting economic development in the aftermath of redevelopment elimination.

Contract Attorneys and Other Individuals Hired on Temporary Basis by Cities and Other Government Agencies Entitled to Qualified Immunity

April 20, 2012
The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous and very favorable decision for cities in Filarsky v. Delia this week.

2013 City Manager's Department Meeting - Call for Session Proposals

April 20, 2012
Don’t miss this opportunity to speak before the key decision-makers in California cities.

Oxnard Council Member Appointed to Commission on State Mandates

April 20, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week the appointment of Oxnard Council Member Maria Carmen Ramírez to the California Commission on State Mandates.

This Month in Western City Magazine

April 20, 2012
Don't miss these articles in Western City magazine.

Plan to Attend the League's Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Breakfast on April 25

April 20, 2012
The League’s Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus is holding a breakfast reception just prior to the opening session of the League’s Legislative Action Days on Wednesday, April 25 from 8 – 9:30 a.m..

Three League Hot Bills Pass Out of Committees This Week

April 19, 2012
Several of the League's "hot bills," AB 2231 (Fuentes), AB 2312 (Ammiano), and AB 1551 (Torres) passed out of committees this week. All of these bills are opposed by the League.
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