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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.

State Controller’s Office Releases Updated Guidelines Relating to Gas Tax Expenditures for Cities and Counties

February 16, 2018
The State Controller’s Office released updated guidelines regarding gas tax expenditures for cities and counties.

CalPERS Board Reduces Amortization Policy

February 14, 2018
The CalPERS Board of Administration on Feb. 14 adopted the staff recommendation to reduce the agency’s amortization policy from 30 years to 20 years for all investment gains and losses.

The League’s 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy Geared Towards New and Seasoned Planning Commissioners

February 9, 2018
The League’s 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy is scheduled for April 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 20–March 22

February 8, 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. 

Coalition Supporting Passage of Proposition 69 and Opposing Any Effort to Repeal Transportation Funding Continues to Grow

February 7, 2018
As cities and counties throughout California begin hundreds of street and road improvement projects funded through SB 1, the broad coalition supporting safer roads and protecting local transportation improvements gains momentum. 

Stay Connected to the League Via Social Media

February 7, 2018
Social media remains a critical tool to keep California cities up to date on the League’s advocacy and educational opportunities. 

City of Rialto Using SB 1 Funds for its Active Transportation Plan

February 7, 2018
For many residents without cars in the City of Rialto, public transportation serves as the lifeline to employment and educational opportunities. 
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