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League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $161.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Newport Beach

March 10, 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).

California City Solutions: Fort Bragg Converts Old Mill Site into Beautiful Coastal Park and Trail

March 10, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Orinda Council Member Amy Worth Joined Sen. Jim Beall and others to Urge Passage of Transportation Funding Package

March 6, 2017
Monday morning Sen. Jim Beall (D-San José) joined San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Orinda Council Member Amy Worth or county, business and labor leaders in San José at a press conference focused on the urgent need facing California’s local and state transportation system.

California Supreme Court Finds City Employee Communications on Personal Electronic Devices and Accounts May be Subject to Disclosure under California Public Records Act where Communications Pertain to Public Business

March 3, 2017
The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision Thursday, March 2 in City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Smith), holding that city employee communications pertaining to public business may be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) even if stored on a personal electronic device or in a personal account inaccessible by the city.

Affordable Housing Funding Bills Pass out of Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

March 3, 2017
The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Feb. 28 approved two major pieces of the “California Rebuild” package — Sen. Toni Atkins’ (D-San Diego) SB 2 and Sen. Jim Beall’s (D-San Jose) SB 3.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest March 6 – 15

March 3, 2017
The legislative committee hearings are beginning to ramp up now that the Feb. 17 bill introduction deadline has past. Expect to see the schedule become busier in March and April.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Bell

March 3, 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).  

California Financing Coordinating Committee Offers Free 2017 Infrastructure Funding Fairs Statewide

March 3, 2017
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) will be hosting several free funding fairs throughout the state between April and September. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $54.3 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds and Loans for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, Hospital in Chico and School in Santa Cruz

February 24, 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).

U.S. Communities Announces New Contract for MRO Products and Online Services

February 24, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce a new national U.S. Communities cooperative contract for maintenance, repair and operating supplies (MRO), industrial supplies and related products and services.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities Feb. 27–March 7

February 24, 2017
The Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

Reminder: Grant Money for Community Based Transitional Housing Webinar Scheduled for March 2

February 24, 2017
The League of California Cities® and Department of Finance (DOF) will host a webinar to inform cities of a grant opportunity for siting Community Based Transitional Housing.

SB 1 Passes out of Senate Environmental Quality Committee

February 23, 2017
Sen. Jim Beall’s (D-San Jose) SB 1 cleared a major hurdle on Feb. 22, passing out of its second of three policy committees.

SB 1 Passes Out of Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

February 17, 2017
League-supported SB 1 (Beall) successfully cleared its first of three policy committees on Tuesday afternoon.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities Feb. 22 – March 7

February 17, 2017
The Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

One Week Left to Register for the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

February 17, 2017
Just one week remains to register for the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, scheduled for March 22–24 at the Paradise Point San Diego.

U.S. Communities Announces New Online Marketplace Contract with Amazon Business

February 17, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce a new online marketplace contract with Amazon Business.

California City Solutions: American Canyon Partners with The Coca-Cola Company on Water Replenishment and Conservation Goal

February 17, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Grant Money for Community-Based Transitional Housing Webinar Scheduled for March 2

February 10, 2017
The League of California Cities® and the Department of Finance (DOF) will host a webinar to inform cities of a grant opportunity for siting Community-Based Transitional Housing.

League, Cities, Transportation Advocates Gearing up for SB 1 Hearing on Feb. 14

February 10, 2017
Less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced an April 6 deadline to pass a transportation funding package, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 14 will hold the first policy committee hearing on League-supported SB 1.
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