November 22, 2013
Cities and counties can now submit nominations for the Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program.
November 20, 2013
Cities and counties are invited to submit nominations for the Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program.
July 30, 2013
The National Highway Institute will hold a series of webinars next month regarding new transportation laws passed by Congress last year (MAP21).
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 18, 2013
Members of the Assembly Local Government Committee today received a petition from numerous city officials throughout California calling for careful consideration of SB 7 (Steinberg).
May 21, 2013
Last week U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) signed onto a House resolution celebrating the history of municipal bonds after being asked to do so by representatives of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials during their joint Capitol Hill lobby day.
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 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.
March 15, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened its application process for its Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Implementation Program (BJA) for FY 2013.
March 13, 2013
The Senate Industrial Relations Committee passed SB 7 (Steinberg) this morning, sending it to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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 1, 2013
To accelerate desired development projects and the public improvements needed to support them, developers may finance impact fees and public improvement costs associated with their projects using tax-exempt bonds.
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 4, 2013
The most popular articles on the Western City magazine website for the month of December include features on ethics, the second amendment, open government and more.
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.
November 16, 2012
Register now for the 2013 Public Works Officers Institute. Join public works directors, staff, and city/county engineers at this premiere conference on public works issues.
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 14, 2012
On Monday, Sept. 4, following the final night of the 2011-12 legislative session on Friday, Aug. 30, the League published a comprehensive list of bills of interest to cities which were passed by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for action. City officials are still encouraged to immediately send request for signature or veto letters as indicated below, as the Governor could take action at any time before his Sept. 30 deadline.
August 30, 2012
This year the League has been tracking a number of major bills which affect cities as reflected in its updated Aug. 10 Major Bills List. This week, the League also published a list of gut and amends that affect cities. The following actions have occurred for the bills the League is tracking.