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State and Local Governments May Collect Use Tax on All Online Sales Rules U.S. Supreme Court

June 21, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair on June 21, ruling that state and local governments can require vendors with no physical presence in the state to collect use tax.

Submit Your Session Idea for the 2019 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

June 18, 2018
July 31 is the deadline to submit a session proposal for the next Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which will be held April 3–5, 2019 in San Diego.

Governor Signs Water Conservation Legislation

June 18, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed two bills that enact the state’s plan for the future of water conservation and water use efficiency. 

U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Janus v. AFSCME is Imminent

June 18, 2018
As the U.S. Supreme Court’s term winds down, the Court’s highly anticipated decision in Janus v. AFSCME will be issued by the end of the month. 

Legislature Passes FY 2018–19 State Budget with Funding for Homelessness Programs, Disaster Response, Transportation Projects and Rainy Day Fund

June 15, 2018
The Legislature passed the main FY 2018–19 State Budget Act and some of the associated trailer bills on Thursday, June 14, a day before the constitutional budget deadline establishing the state’s financial plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Deceptive Corporate Tax Trick Threatens Quality of Life in Cities, Jeopardizes Local Services

June 14, 2018
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is warning that the Corporate Tax Trick initiative is disingenuous.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 18 – 27

June 14, 2018
Legislative hearing committees are in full swing this week, with several of the League’s hot bills being heard in Senate Public Safety, Senate Judiciary and Assembly Governmental Organization.

Long Beach Mayor to Welcome Annual Conference Attendees

June 14, 2018
Registration recently opened for the League’s 2018 Annual Conference and Expo.

Budget Agreement Includes $500 Million in One-Time Funding for Local Governments to Address Homelessness

June 11, 2018
On Friday morning, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) announced that they had reached a FY 2018–19 budget agreement.

Fight Misguided Effort that Jeopardizes Over 5,000 Road Projects Statewide, Puts Californians’ Safety at Risk

June 8, 2018
The June 5 Proposition 69 victory to prohibit the Legislature from diverting SB 1 revenues for non-transportation purposes was just the start of a larger campaign to protect those funds. 

Summer Recess/End of Session Legislative Briefing

June 7, 2018
Join the League’s legislative team for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against when the Legislature returns from its summer recess (July 6–Aug. 6).

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 11 – 26

June 7, 2018
Legislative hearing committees are ramping up again with bills having crossed houses.

Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Transportation Funding Protections; Support Parks and Water Infrastructure Investment, and Water Conservation Incentive

June 6, 2018
By passing Proposition 69 with 80.4 percent of the vote, Californians unequivocally communicated to the Legislature that they want their transportation funds protected and California’s crumbling roads fixed. 

Annual Conference Resolutions Due by July 14

June 6, 2018
The League’s annual conference resolutions process is one way that city officials can directly participate in the development of League policy. 

Register for the League of California Cities® 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

June 4, 2018
Registration is open for the League’s 2018 Annual Conference and Expo. 

Submit Your Session Ideas for the 2019 City Managers Department Meeting

June 4, 2018
July 9 is the new deadline to submit your session proposal for the 2019 League of California Cities® City Managers Department Meeting.

Cities Need Additional Funding to Address California’s Homelessness Crisis

June 1, 2018
The Legislature is debating several proposals that would direct more money to the local level for homelessness.

Voting Yes on Propositions 68, 69 and 72 Supports California Cities

May 31, 2018
While many people have voted early by mail, the final ballots will be cast tomorrow on three League-supported measures that address critical priorities for California cities: parks, transportation and water conservation.

Revised City and County Transportation Funding Estimates Now Available

May 31, 2018
In late May, the California Department of Finance released new estimates of shared revenues in tandem with Gov. Jerry Brown's May Budget Revise for FY 2018–19. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $46 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Fe Springs

May 31, 2018
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).
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