November 27, 2013
City officials are invited to U.S. Communities’ free Strategic Sourcing Summits to learn how to save time and money using competitively solicited contracts. The next summit is scheduled for Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in San Jose. Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers and connect with U.S. Communities suppliers to receive their lowest overall government pricing.
September 9, 2013
Last minute amendments to AB 327 (Perea) allow the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to change the terms of an existing Net Energy Metering (NEM) contract after 2020.
July 8, 2013
AB 1333 (Hernández) was held in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee last Wednesday and will likely not move forward this year.
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 8, 2013
AmSan-CleanSource has been awarded the new U.S. Communities cleaning supplies contract through a competitive solicitation process conducted by lead public agency Fresno Unified School District. AmSan-CleanSource is a leading supplier of janitorial, cleaning and facility maintenance supply products.
December 7, 2012
The most popular articles on the Western City magazine website in the past month included features on pension reform, new requirements for pension reporting, an easy reality check for public service ethics, innovative contracting techniques and more.
November 30, 2012
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a Court of Appeal decision that interpreted state law to limit how general law cities may contract for services.
July 23, 2012
During its meeting last week in Manhattan Beach, the League board of directors voted to refer five of the 11 initiatives that have qualified for the November statewide ballot to one or more policy committees for review during the League annual conference on Sept. 5 in San Diego.
April 26, 2012
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed League-opposed SB 829 (Rubio) prohibiting the use of state funds for any construction project in a charter city with a ban on project labor agreements (PLAs).
December 16, 2011
City officials grappling with the labor reporting requirements of SB X2 9 (2009) may be confused by recent emails sent to some public works directors stating that cities will be required to pay a one-quarter percent fee of the city's construction budget to the state for the state Labor Compliance Program (LCP). Cities are not required to pay this fee to the state on all public works projects.