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Mark Your Calendars for Legislative Action Day on April 18

March 8, 2018
Registration has just opened for the League’s Annual Legislative Action Day. 

Legislature Pushes New Legislation to Address California’s Housing Affordability Crisis

March 8, 2018
With the ink barely dry on the 15 bill housing package Gov. Jerry Brown signed last fall, legislators in 2018 are pushing a new batch of bills to make additional changes to housing laws. 

CalTRUST Market Update and Proposed New Ultra-Short Fund Webinar

March 8, 2018
CalTRUST, co-sponsored by the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties, is a statewide investment pool for California public agencies. 

Legislation Aims to Prevent Offshore Drilling in California

March 6, 2018
Identical bills introduced in the Senate and Assembly prohibit expanded offshore oil and natural gas production off the California coast.

California Financing Coordinating Committee Offers Free 2018 Infrastructure Funding Fairs Statewide

March 6, 2018
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) will be hosting several free funding fairs throughout the state from April through August.

League of California Cities Supports the Affordable Housing Bond

March 5, 2018
The League of California Cities® has announced its support for the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond that is slated for the November 2018 statewide ballot.

League Board of Directors Takes Action to Protect the Interests of California Cities in the State and the Nation’s Capital

March 5, 2018
The League Board of Directors met Feb. 22–23 in Redondo Beach, where directors took action to support the organization’s advocacy efforts to promote local authority and received updates on League activities and briefings on policy developments.

2019 City Managers Department Meeting Call for Proposals Open

March 5, 2018
The League of California Cities® is soliciting session proposals and speakers for the 2019 City Managers Department Meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 13 – 15 at the InterContinential San Diego.

League Sponsors Bill to Restore Funding to Cities Harmed by SB 89

March 2, 2018
Last year the Legislature restored funding to California’s four most recently incorporated cities through the passage of SB 130 and this year the Legislature has the opportunity to restore funding to cities that had annexed territories since 2006.

League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties Release Report on Homelessness with Case Studies, Resources and Strategies

March 1, 2018
A report released on March 1 by the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties® details tools and resources that cities and counties are using to address the needs of homeless residents in their communities.

Upcoming Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, March 5–April 26

March 1, 2018
Legislative policy committee hearings are now underway in the Capitol. 

Study Confirms SB 1 Supports Economic Activity and Brings Safety Benefits Throughout California

February 28, 2018
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) issued a report on Feb. 28 confirming the economic activity and safety benefits of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017— Senate Bill 1 (SB 1). 

Coalition to Support Proposition 69 and Oppose Transportation Repeal Funding Growing

February 26, 2018
The broad coalition supporting safer roads and protecting local transportation improvements continues to gain momentum.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 28–April 10

February 23, 2018
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

League Supports SB 833 to Make Cities More Prepared for Emergencies

February 23, 2018
The size, season, and scope of wildland fire events in California have been getting larger, longer, and worse in terms of the destruction and calamity they inflict in this state.

League Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Constitutional Challenge to Pension Reform

February 22, 2018
The League on Wednesday, Feb. 21 filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the California Supreme Court in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $60 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Covina

February 22, 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).

New Contracts Available to Cities through League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

February 20, 2018
U.S. Communities, the League-sponsored government purchasing alliance, has announced two new U.S. Communities contracts.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 20–April 10

February 16, 2018
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

Seats Filling Up Quickly for the Public Works Officers Institute

February 16, 2018
The League of California Cities® has only 55 spots available for the Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, scheduled on March 28–30 in Monterey.
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