June 14, 2013
Mark your calendars for a free webinar on the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).
May 31, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of Sam Spiegel to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2005.
May 16, 2013
Law enforcement advocates are lining up in support of League-supported AB 20 (Waldron), a bill that funds programs to curb sexual assault, human trafficking and related crimes against children.
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 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) this week announced grant funds to be awarded to projects with significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Brief descriptions of each grant program, with links to the various websites, are available to help the application process.
April 18, 2013
Today the League has released the list of 26 “Hot Bills” for 2013 that reflects positions on these bills as of April 18.
April 12, 2013
On April 4–5, the League’s eight standing policy committees met in Pasadena.
April 5, 2013
Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles on WesternCity.com during the past month.
March 12, 2013
League-supported AB 20 (Waldron) sailed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee today.
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 20, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC), National Association of Counties and National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors will be hosting a webinar on Friday, Feb. 22 to discuss the implementation of the newly established First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), including available funding for states.
February 8, 2013
Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles during the past month. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of January.
January 28, 2013
Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections released detailed figures for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed augmentations to the $20 million grant for local assistance for realignment implementation allocated to cities as part of the 2012 Budget Act.
January 22, 2013
Hundreds of city officials from across the state converged in Sacramento Jan. 17-18 for the first policy committee meetings of 2013. The League’s policy making process relies on the participation of a diverse group of city officials from across the state.
January 22, 2013
Last week, the Legislative Analyst’s Office released its report “California’s Criminal Justice System: A Primer.”
January 10, 2013
This morning during a press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown presented his FY 2013-14 budget plan.
January 8, 2013
Today, Gov. Jerry Brown held a press conference regarding his Executive Order to end the emergency in California’s prison system.
January 4, 2013
The League’s City Attorneys’ Department announced today that it will host an important webinar titled “Responding to Realignment Impacts and Deadly Weapons in the Community” on Feb. 13. Registration is now open.
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.
October 26, 2012
Read this article online now in Western City magazine.