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Deadline Approaching to Designate Your City’s Voting Delegate for the League’s Annual Business Meeting

July 20, 2012
The deadline for voting delegate forms for the League’s Annual Business Meeting at the League’s Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego is approaching soon.

Best Best & Krieger to Host Free Webinar on Health Care Law

July 20, 2012
Best Best & Krieger has announced it will host a free webinar to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and requirements for employers.

U.S. Department of Energy Consortium to Host LED Street Lighting Workshop

July 20, 2012
On Aug. 2 – 3 the U.S. Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting (MSSL) Consortium and the city of Boston will host an LED Street Lighting Workshop. The workshop is open to city officials, utility officials, consultants and energy efficiency organizations.

Cities Mobilize, Innovate and More: This Month in Western City Magazine

July 20, 2012
Don’t miss these articles in the July issue of Western City.

AB 1484 Penalties Likely to be Delayed Until August

July 18, 2012
AB 1484, the redevelopment trailer bill, required successor agencies to remit payments by July 12 or be subject to penalties including the withholding of sales and use tax revenues beginning today.  However, due to the strict time frame it appears that the Board of Equalization (BOE) will not make adjustments until August.

Governor Signs Legislation Disqualifying Public Employees Convicted of Felony Counts

July 13, 2012
On July 9, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1654 (Cook) into law.

Governor Signs Two League-Supported Bills

July 13, 2012
This week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two League-supported bills, SB 1351 (Rubio) and SB 1436 (Lowenthal).

CDCR Achieves Second Benchmark in Population Reduction Two Months Early

July 13, 2012
According to its July status report, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) met its July 2012 benchmark for reducing the state’s inmate population set forth by the three-judge panel. 

Best Practices, Annual Conference Preview, Energy Emergency Planning & More in Western City Magazine Now

July 13, 2012
Don’t miss these articles from the July issue of Western City magazine.

AB 1484 Webinar Set for Monday, July 16

July 11, 2012
Join League attorneys for a briefing on AB 1484 and the new post-redevelopment landscape it has created. The webinar is scheduled for Monday, July 16 from 3 – 4 p.m. This free webinar is only open to League members and League Partners.

Legislature Acts on GRP, Foreclosure Legislation and Water Bond

July 6, 2012
This week the Legislature indicated it would take up a number of significant items before taking its summer recess, which starts Monday, July 9. The following actions were taken.

The Hit List from WesternCity.com

July 6, 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 June.

League-Opposed Hot Bill AB 904 Held in Committee, Expected to Fail Deadline

July 3, 2012
Today, League-opposed hot bill AB 904 (Skinner), which would have prescribed a one-size-fits-all parking standard for most infill projects on a statewide basis, was pulled from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by the author when it appeared that the bill lacked the votes.

Sidewalk Bill Moves; Bus Weight Bill Significantly Amended

July 3, 2012
AB 2231 (Fuentes) and AB 1706 (Eng) were heard in the Senate today.

Register Now for the League’s End of Session Major Bills Briefing Webinar on July 10

July 3, 2012
The League’s Legislation team will host a free webinar on the major bills that cities need to advocate for and against in the four final weeks of the 2011-12 legislative session.

AB 1484 Summary and Timeline Available on League Website

July 2, 2012
The Legislature on Wednesday, June 27 passed AB 1484, the redevelopment budget trailer bill, containing unconstitutional sales and property tax clawback or garnishment provisions.

California Supreme Court Affirms State Prevailing Wage Requirements Do Not Apply to Charter Cities

July 2, 2012
Today, the California Supreme Court concluded that the state’s prevailing wage law does not apply to charter cities that exempt themselves from prevailing wage requirements for local public works projects.

Bills in Committee: July 2 – 6

July 2, 2012
This week, despite the mid-week holiday, the Legislature anticipates that it will begin to address some of the more significant outstanding items for this legislative session before breaking for their summer recess.

Town of Mammoth Lakes Files for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Protection

July 2, 2012
The Town of Mammoth Lakes issued this news release on July 2 announcing that the council had voted to authorize the filing of Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Protection.

AB 1831 Held in Senate Governance and Finance Committee

June 29, 2012
On Thursday, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee held AB 1831, which would have required that cities and counties “ban the box” on any initial employment application that asks applicants to provide criminal history information.
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