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Leveraging the League Health Benefits Marketplace for Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Benefits

April 7, 2017
The League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace℠ will host a one-hour complimentary webinar on May 4 focusing on health benefits for your city’s Medicare-eligible retirees.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $77 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Indio and Vallejo

April 7, 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).

BBK Offers Free Webinar on Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities

April 7, 2017
Best Best and Krieger will offer a free one-hour webinar on April 27 on short term rentals and problems that can arise for local governments.

Enter Your City’s Innovative Solution for the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge 2017

April 7, 2017
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is sponsoring a great opportunity for cities to be recognized for integrating innovation and technology with city governance called City on a Cloud.

Historic 5-Year California Drought is Over, Declares Gov. Brown

April 7, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday morning officially announced the end of the drought state of emergency in California by issuing Executive Order B-40-17.

Momentum Builds for Final Passage of Transportation Funding Package

April 5, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and stakeholders representing, local government, labor, business, construction and other groups rallied this morning on the Capitol steps as momentum builds for a final push to support the pending transportation funding package for the expected legislative floor votes Thursday.  

League Member Briefing Scheduled for April 3 on Road Repair and Accountability Act

March 30, 2017
Now that Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leadership have reached an agreement on the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), the League will be holding a member briefing via webinar on April 3 from 12–1 p.m. 

Bills in Committee April 3 – 19

March 30, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is in full gear and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities.

CDCR Enacts Emergency Regulations to Lower State’s Prison Population

March 30, 2017
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) issued emergency regulations aiming to reduce California’s prison population to comply with Proposition 57, which voters approved in November 2016.

There’s Still Time to Submit Session Ideas for the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® is now accepting session ideas for the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute which will be held Dec. 13–14 in Newport Beach.

President Trump Releases “Skinny” Budget, Proposes Cuts to Major Local Programs

March 30, 2017
President Donald Trump recently released his Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 “Skinny Budget” blueprint.

Proposition 64 — Regulation Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act Webinar Scheduled for April 6

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® is hosting a webinar on April 6 from 10–11:30 a.m.to educate its members on various aspects of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).

Transactions and Use Taxes: Updated Report

March 30, 2017
On April 1, more than 50 new local sales taxes, which were approved by voters in November 2016, will go into effect in California.

San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke Recognized with Public Works Lifetime Achievement Award

March 30, 2017
The League of California Cities® Public Works Officers Department honored San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke with the prestigious James L. Martin Award on March 24 for his significant contributions towards the public works profession.

League of California Cities® Commends Governor, Senate Pro Tem, Speaker of the Assembly and Transportation Committee Chairs on Agreement to Provide Historic Investment in California’s Transportation System

March 29, 2017
A large crowd surrounded Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) and Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), chairs of their respective houses’ transportation committees, as they stood on the East Steps of the Capitol today to announce the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

League’s Executive Officers Meet with White House Officials, Congressional Members on City Priorities

March 24, 2017
Thousands of city officials from across the country assembled in Washington, D.C., last week for the 2017 National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference. 

Fresno Council Member Esmeralda Soria, Kings County Supervisor Craig Pedersen and the Fix Our Roads Coalition Hold Fresno Press Conference to Urge Legislature to Pass Transportation Funding Package

March 24, 2017
Local government, state government, labor and business leaders held a press conference Friday to call on legislators to pass a transportation funding package.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest March 27 – April 19

March 24, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. 

Imperial County Tops in Local Road Project Awards

March 23, 2017
The County Engineers Association of California and the League of California Cities® Public Works Officers’ Institute today announced the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards at their annual spring meeting in San Diego.

Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Wasco Council Member Alex Garcia and the Fix Our Roads Coalition Hold Bakersfield Press Conference to Urge Legislature to Pass Transportation Funding Package

March 23, 2017
Local government, state government, labor and business leaders once again held a press conference to call on legislators to pass a transportation funding package.
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