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Second Round of Budget Trailer Bills Being Considered in Final Days of Session

August 21, 2018
Although the fiscal year began on July 1, the Legislature continues considering budget trailer bills even in the last week of the 2018 legislative session. 

Announcing the Annual Conference November Election Panel

August 17, 2018
Thursday morning’s General Session at the League's upcoming Annual Conference will feature a special panel with three leading political experts who will dive into the upcoming November election.

Senate and Assembly Committees Decide Fiscal Measures; Prepare for Final Floor Votes

August 17, 2018
The Appropriations Committees of both houses met on Thursday, Aug. 16 to decide the fate of hundreds of bills requiring significant funding before the final two weeks of the legislative session. 

Register for Aug. 23 Webinar on How to Apply for $500 Million in New Funding for Cities to Address Homelessness

August 17, 2018
The League and the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency will be hosting a one-hour webinar on how to apply for the new Homelessness Emergency Aid Program grants.

Upcoming Webinar Will Give Cities Strategies to Help Local Businesses Prepare for the Next Natural Disaster

August 17, 2018
The Seismic Safety Commission will host a webinar on Sept. 5 for city and county leaders who are interested in raising awareness about the practical strategies businesses can implement in advance of the next disaster.

City Clerks Workshop at League’s Annual Conference will Focus on Elections

August 17, 2018
The League will offer a specialized City Clerks Workshop on Sept. 12, focusing on the present and future of elections, as an add-on to the Annual Conference & Expo.

New Report Finds Lack of Safety Features on Roads Costs California Drivers $61 Billion Annually

August 16, 2018
Data released on Aug. 15 shows the lack of safety features on roads and bridges costs California drivers $61 billion each year — as much as $2,995 per driver in some areas. 

HCD Now has Authority to Revoke Housing Elements

August 15, 2018
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) gained new authority after Gov. Jerry Brown signed last year’s 15-bill housing package.

Celebrate the League’s 120th Anniversary at the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

August 11, 2018
Over 1,800 city officials will come together in Long Beach, Sept. 12–14 to celebrate the League’s 120th anniversary as part of the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo.

Yountville Mayor Cautions Proposed Changes to Utilities Liability for Wildfires are Likely Unconstitutional

August 10, 2018
Yountville Mayor John Dunbar testified for a second time before the Wildfire Preparedness and Response Conference Committee in just two weeks.

Proposed Cannabis Regulations Thwart Intent of Voters Who Passed Prop. 64 with Strong Protections for Local Control

August 9, 2018
On Aug. 14, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) will hold its second of three public hearings in Oakland to discuss the recently released proposed regulations. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Monte Vista Christian School

August 9, 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).

Reminder: League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

August 8, 2018
Are you interested in making a difference for cities by serving in a national leadership position?

Housing and Wildfires Top League Priorities in Final Weeks of Legislative Session

August 6, 2018
The Legislature reconvenes today from its summer recess and lawmakers must finish debating and passing all bills by Aug. 31.

Wildfire Conference Committee to Hold Two Hearings this Week

August 6, 2018
The recently-appointed Wildfire Preparedness and Response Legislative Conference Committee will continue its work this week with two scheduled hearings. 

Apply for $500 Million in Grants to Address Homelessness Crisis at Local Level

August 5, 2018
Cities are eligible to apply for a Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) grant through the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC).

Learn from Leadership Expert Drew Dudley at the Annual Conference Opening General Session

August 2, 2018
The League of California Cities® announces the opening keynote speaker for its 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach next month.

Coalition Opposed to Prop. 6, the Attack on Bridge and Road Safety Grows

August 2, 2018
Cities risk losing vital transportation funding that is being invested strictly for transportation infrastructure projects to make bridges and roads safer.

New Regional Data Shows Local Impacts of Transportation Projects Threatened by Prop. 6

August 2, 2018
New regional reports released on July 31 by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) quantify the monumental regional economic impact of crucial local transportation projects endangered by Proposition 6.

Cities Have until Aug. 27 to Oppose New Cannabis Regulations that Undermine Local Authority to Ban Deliveries

July 30, 2018
Proposed Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulations released in July would preempt cities’ local control and regulatory authority in several ways.
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