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.
May 2, 2013
City labor-relations rules and practices were under attack in the past two weeks as labor-sponsored bills were heard in both the Assembly and Senate.
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 17, 2013
Earlier today, the CalPERS Board of Administration voted to make significant changes to actuarial policies, increasing the rate that state and local government employers pay for their pension plans.
April 12, 2013
On April 4–5, the League’s eight standing policy committees met in Pasadena.
March 29, 2013
The Administrative Office of the Courts invites city officials to participate in its upcoming Distributions of Revenues from Fines and Fees Statewide Revenue Distribution Training on Thursday, April 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
March 22, 2013
U.S. Communities, the government purchasing alliance sponsored by the League of California Cities, invites purchasing personnel from California cities to attend a Supplier Summit in Torrance on April 2.
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 28, 2013
Cities are loyal to the League and supportive of its services.
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.
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 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 28, 2012
This Sunday, Sept. 30 is the deadline for Gov. Jerry Brown to take action on the bills passed by the Legislature and sent to his desk at the end of August.
September 21, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to take action on hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature and sent to his desk. On Sept. 4, the League published a comprehensive list of bills of interest to cities and on Sept. 14 published subsequent actions taken by the Governor.
September 21, 2012
Since Gov. Jerry Brown took office, city officials have wondered, what, if any, were the Governor’s concerns and priorities for economic development.
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.
August 28, 2012
On Monday, Aug. 27, the League reported on a number of gut and amend bills being analyzed by League staff for potential impacts to cities. Since then the following updates have occurred.
August 27, 2012
The last week of session is typically filled with last minute gut and amends. This year is no different. The following bills are still being analyzed by League staff for potential impacts to cities.
August 22, 2012
The League has removed its opposition and taken a neutral position on SB 1002 (Yee) after it was amended on Monday, Aug. 20.
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.