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CalPERS Finance and Administration Committee Postpones Taking a Position on League-Opposed AB 1912

May 16, 2018
City voices were heard loud and clear when the CalPERS Finance and Administration Committee on May 15 moved to hold over a decision on taking a support position on AB 1912 (Rodriguez) until its next meeting in June.

Use the Controller’s Office Online Portal to Check Unclaimed Property

May 16, 2018
Each year, millions of dollars’ worth of property is turned over to the State Controller by businesses unable to locate the owners.

Webinar: Communicating with Ratepayers: Getting Past "Paying More for Less"

May 16, 2018
Across the West, public utilities are facing the necessity of raising and restructuring water rates to address operating and capital needs and create successful efficiency programs.

California Newspapers Endorse League-Supported Propositions 68, 69 and 72 on the June Ballot

May 15, 2018
With many vote-by mail voters in California making decisions weeks before the official June 5 election day, newspapers starting making endorsements in March. 

Press Conference in Rancho Cordova Puts Spotlight on SB 1 Funded Projects in Sacramento Region

May 14, 2018
Adjacent to where work is beginning this week to repave 59 miles of U.S. Highway 50, Rancho Cordova Council Member David Sander and Sacramento Council Member Eric Guerra joined representatives from the Fix Our Roads Coalition, including Sacramento County, Caltrans, the Sacramento Department of Transportation and labor, to talk with reporters about critical transportation investments being funded through SB 1.

Apply for Assistance to Help Your Community Bring Affordable Digital Resources to Residents

May 14, 2018
ConnectHomeUSA is an effort to bridge the digital divide in HUD-assisted communities around the country.

Governor Releases May Revise Budget with New One-time Funding for Homelessness, Mental Health and Infrastructure

May 11, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown held a press conference on Friday, May 11 to release his revised FY 2018–19 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, May 14 – 22

May 11, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown just released his May Budget Revise and the Legislature enters its last week for policy committees to meet, followed by its last week for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 4.

$75 Million in Funding Available for Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention

May 10, 2018
The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHPP) has announced a notice for funding available to qualifying developers and nonprofit entities to construct, acquire, rehabilitate, or preserve affordable multifamily housing for veterans and their families. 

League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program Holding Lunch & Learn on June 13 in Eastvale

May 10, 2018
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on Wednesday, June 13 in Eastvale.

Increased Funding for Disaster Preparedness Remains Top Budget Priority for City Officials, Fire Fighters and Lawmakers

May 9, 2018
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey spoke on behalf of the League and cities at a rally on the Capitol steps on May 9 to urge the state to increase funding for disaster preparedness. California’s “new normal” means year-round fire danger and other natural disasters. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $44 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for Affordable Housing in Claremont

May 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).


Check List Details Proper Protocol for Cities and City Officials to Follow When Engaging in Ballot Measure Activities

May 7, 2018
Do you have questions about what you can and cannot do for local and statewide ballot measure campaigns? 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $100 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for Hospital in Pasadena

May 7, 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).

Upcoming Bills in Committee, May 7– 8

May 7, 2018
May is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees, fiscal committees and the upcomig release of the Governor's May Budget Revise.

Bad Cannabis Delivery Bill Clears Senate Governance and Finance Committee

May 4, 2018
California became the largest regulated cannabis market in the country with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, with the state's regulatory framework taking effect Jan. 1 of this year. 

Webinar on May 31 Features Cultural Shifts Since #MeToo

May 4, 2018
Join the League of California Cities Women's Caucus for a free webinar on May 31 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. titled "The New Norm: Cultural Changes in the #MeToo Era Workplace." 

Urge CalPERS to Take No Position on Legislation that Would Take Away Cost Effective and Efficient Service Delivery Model

May 3, 2018
The CalPERS Board of Administration Finance and Administration Committee will be considering a formal position on AB 1912 (Rodriguez) at its meeting on Tuesday, May 15.

What Cities Need to Know about Second Half of the 2018 Legislative Year

May 3, 2018
May marks the halfway point of the 2018 legislative year and city engagement in the second half of the session will be critical to ensuring that legislators understand and consider city perspectives in their final decisions on bills.
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