March 1, 2013
The Board of Equalization (BOE) has approved an increase on the excise tax rate on motor vehicle fuel from 36 cents per gallon to 39.5 cents per gallon. The sales and use tax on diesel fuel will remain the same.
February 4, 2013
Next Monday, Feb. 11, the Assembly Transportation Committee will hold an informational hearing on California’s Freight Plan. The hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. in State Capitol Room 4202.
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 10, 2013
This morning during a press conference, Gov. Jerry Brown presented his FY 2013-14 budget plan.
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
The California Natural Resources Agency and Caltrans are offering $10 million in grants to local, state, and federal governmental agencies and non-profits for environmental enhancements and mitigation projects.
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 20, 2012
Late Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 1098 (Carter), a bill that would have restored approximately $18 million in vehicle license fees (VLF) to four recently incorporated cities in Riverside County, as well as various cities that had annexed inhabited areas after 2004.
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.
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 10, 2012
The Los Angeles Times editorial “New cities? Not now”, which ran on Aug. 3, grossly misunderstood the context and state laws that dictate the dispersal of vehicle license fee (VLF) dollars to established and newly incorporated cities.
July 27, 2012
CaliforniaCityFinance.com has posted new city-by-city and county-by-county revenue motor vehicle excise fuel tax, or Highway Users Tax Account (HUTA), estimates for FY 2011-12 and FY 2012-13.
July 6, 2012
This week the Legislature indicated it would take up a number of significant items before taking its summer recess, which starts Monday, July 9. The following actions were taken.
July 3, 2012
Today, League-opposed hot bill AB 904 (Skinner), which would have prescribed a one-size-fits-all parking standard for most infill projects on a statewide basis, was pulled from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by the author when it appeared that the bill lacked the votes.
July 3, 2012
AB 2231 (Fuentes) and AB 1706 (Eng) were heard in the Senate today.
June 29, 2012
The League revised its major bills list this week. The following list represents the bills that League staff is following closely.
June 29, 2012
This week, AB 1706 (Eng), which would increase the weight limit for buses, was substantially amended. The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee next Tuesday.
June 29, 2012
The Conference Committee announced an agreement on a 27-month transportation authorization that would fund transportation at existing levels, adjusted for inflation.