Nov. 13, 2015
Issue #98

Editor's Note

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Calling All Outstanding City Street Projects

Nominations for the 2016 Local Streets and Roads Awards due Jan. 13

The Save California Streets Coalition has opened the nomination period for its annual Local Streets and Roads Awards. Submissions should highlight a street infrastructure project or program that has demonstrated a significant improvement in your community’s street system. The coalition comprises a number of organizations including the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties.

Action Item, Public Works

2015 Legislative Briefing Webinar to be Held Nov. 17

Register by Nov. 16

Please join League lobbyists for the annual Legislative Briefing webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events

Mayors and Council Members Should Register Now for this January Event

Deadline to Register, Jan. 6

Registration is now open for the League of California Cities® New Mayors and Council Members Academy scheduled for Jan. 20-22 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. Did your city fill either of these positions in this month’s elections? This training conference will help your mayors and council members acquire all the skills they need to hit the ground running. 

Mayors and Council Members, Meetings and Events

California City Solutions: Glendora Prepares Foothill Community for Post-Wildfire Effects during Seasonal Weather

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2015 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Glendora’s Colby Fire Recovery communication plan was submitted in 2015 for the Public Safety award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Public Safety

2016 Annual Conference Session Proposals due Jan. 6

Some of the best conference sessions each year come straight from the source – California city officials. The League of California Cities® is accepting session proposals for the 2016 Annual Conference through Jan. 6 for the Oct. 5-7 conference in Long Beach.     

Meetings and Events, Action Item

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Finances for Stockton-Based Charter School and Childcare Program for Underserved Children

The California State Wide Development Authority (CSCDA) on Thursday, Nov. 12 announced that it issued $8 million in tax-exempt bonds and $279 in taxable bonds for TEAM Charter School and Creative Child Care Inc. (CCCI), both in Stockton.

Financial Solutions for Cities

Save the Date: Municipal Law Symposium, Feb. 5

Additional Information and Registration Details Coming Soon

The 2016 Municipal Law Symposium will focus on the challenging issues public agency attorneys face in the areas of water and public works. Panels will focus on: water rights, drought, and enforcement; water issues related to CEQA and land use; alternative water supplies, including stormwater, groundwater, and recycled water; water and public works finance issues including those related to Proposition 218; and conflicts of interest, including an update on the new FPPC regulations and conflict of interest issues relevant to public works projects.

Legal Updates, Meetings and Events

State and Local Legal Center Advocates to the Supreme Court for Local Governments

By: Lisa Soronen, executive director, State & Local Legal Center

Since 1983 the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) has filed amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the “Big Seven” national organizations representing the interests of state and local government. The Big Seven groups include: the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of State Governments, the National League of Cities (NLC), the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Association of Counties, and the International City/County Management Association. The International Municipal Lawyers Association and the Government Finance Officers Association also belong to SLLC.   

Legal Updates, NLC
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