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League-Sponsored Housing Streamlining Bill Clears Key Hurdle

April 21, 2017
On a day full of activity surrounding the League of California Cities’® Legislative Action Day, several city officials testified with the League in support of SB 540 (Roth) in the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 24 – May 3

April 21, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities.

Updated Local Streets and Roads Estimates FAQ Available

April 21, 2017
The League’s fiscal consultant, Michael Coleman, has updated and retitled a briefing sheet on local Highway Users Tax Account (Gas Tax) Funds to include details about the new Road Maintenance and Repair Account (RMRA) funds that will begin flowing to city and county gas tax funds next year, assuming Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 1.

Blueprint for More Housing Legislation Heads to Senate Environmental Quality Committee for Final Policy Hearing

April 14, 2017
As hundreds of city officials gather at the Sacramento Convention Center next Wednesday for Legislative Action Day, SB 540 (Roth), the League-sponsored Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone bill, will be heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. 

Gut-and-Amend Bill May Significantly Impact City Budgets

April 14, 2017
A recent gut-and-amend bill targeting cities and counties that contract for city services will be heard in the Assembly Public Employees Retirement and Social Security Committee on Wednesday April, 19. 

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 17 – 26

April 14, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is in full gear and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. 

League’s Health Benefits Marketplace℠ Webinar: A Benefits Technology Solution for Cities

April 14, 2017
Join the League on Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m. for a one-hour complimentary webinar to learn how your city can utilize the League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace℠ (HBM) administration platform to manage active employee medical benefits. 

U.S. Communities Announces New Paint and Paint Supplies Contract Available to Cities

April 14, 2017
Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce the award of a new U.S. Communities cooperative contract for Paint and Paint Supplies. 

2017 Initial Bills of Interest and Hot Bills List

April 12, 2017
With the first year of the 2017-18 Legislative Session underway, the League has reviewed the over 2,000 measures introduced and are working on those of most importance to cities.

Last Call for 2017 Helen Putnam Entries

April 12, 2017
Tomorrow is the deadline to submit your city’s entries for the 2017 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program.

Funding Estimates for Road Recovery and Accountability Act and Highway Users Trust Account

April 10, 2017
With the passage of the Road Recovery and Accountability Act on April 6, the League’s fiscal consultant, Michael Coleman, has prepared estimates on funding cities will receive through SB 1 (Beall) and the Highway Users Trust Account (HUTA) revenues.

Plan to Attend the League’s April 19 Legislative Action Day and April 11 Preview Webinar on Priority Bills

April 10, 2017
The League of California Cities’®  2017 Legislative Action Day is coming up on April 19.

League of California Cities Applauds Investment in California’s State and Local Transportation System

April 7, 2017
The Senate and Assembly on Thursday night passed SB 1 (Beall), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Appellate Court Affirms State’s Cap-and-Trade System

April 7, 2017
California’s Third District Court of Appeal on April 6 affirmed the legality of the state’s Cap-and-Trade system.

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.  
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