November 20, 2013
Transportation California and the California Alliance for Jobs on Nov. 18 submitted a title and summary request for a transportation funding ballot measure, the California Road Repair Act, to the Attorney General.
October 3, 2013
The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research announced the completion of a new publication and resource: "Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook."
August 15, 2013
The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee on Wednesday afternoon passed SB 7 (Steinberg) on a 6–1 vote despite heavy opposition.
July 30, 2013
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is currently soliciting potential pipeline projects in connection with its 2013 application for New Markets Tax Credits.
June 26, 2013
League President and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard led a coalition of city officials who testified today in opposition to SB 7 (Steinberg).
June 10, 2013
This month Western City magazine looks at what lies beneath our streets.
May 24, 2013
The League has been lobbying members of the Legislature to vote no on AB 1333 (Hernández).
May 8, 2013
Originally released on April 18, the League’s 2013 Hot Bills List has been updated to reflect the most current status of bills of most importance to cities. Several bills have been removed from the original list because they are not expected to move this year. Several bills have been added to the list. The list below is to date as of May 8, 2013.
April 25, 2013
Two League-supported bills to clarify and provide certainty for the dissolution process for redevelopment agencies passed out of the Assembly Local Government Committee on Wednesday afternoon.
April 5, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown last year signed SB 1186 (Steinberg) into law.
March 8, 2013
The League is currently reviewing hundreds of this year’s regular session bills and evaluating their potential implications for local government agencies.
February 13, 2013
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union speech. In the hour-long speech, many issues important to cities and city officials were mentioned.
December 7, 2012
Monday, Dec. 3 was the first day legislation for the 2013-14 legislative session could be introduced and Sen. Lois Wolk (D-Davis) wasted no time in introducing SB 33 (Wolk), a measure to update Infrastructure Financing District law, to make it a useful tool to help cities maintain, repair, and rebuild critical infrastructure and create economic development in their communities. SB 33 is a reintroduction of last year’s SB 214 (Wolk) that was supported by the League, the California Building Industry Association and other organizations.
December 7, 2012
On Nov. 13, via webinar, and on Nov. 14, in Riverside, the League held its Annual Legislative Briefings. The presentations focused on the state budget and key developments from the 2011-12 legislative year.
December 3, 2012
On Dec. 13, the League will host a free webinar for members and League partners on SB 1186 (Steinberg and Dutton) implementation. Among other things, SB 1186 requires cities to collect an additional $1 fee for a local business license, equivalent instrument or permit beginning Jan. 1, 2013.
October 1, 2012
On Sept. 30 Gov. Jerry Brown completed action on bills for the 2011-12 legislative session. The Governor in the end was consistent with 72.4 percent of the League’s 29 signature and veto requests.
September 24, 2012
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a report earlier this month detailing potential federal cuts of approximately $109 billion that would be triggered if Congress fails to act on a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion in accordance with the Budget Control Act of 2011. Also referred to as “sequestration,” the act would impose a 9.4 percent reduction in non-exempt discretionary funding and an 8.2 percent reduction in non-exempt, nondefense discretionary funding.
August 10, 2012
Don’t miss these articles from the August issue of Western City magazine.
July 20, 2012
Don’t miss these articles in the July issue of Western City.
July 13, 2012
Don’t miss these articles from the July issue of Western City magazine.