Nov. 20, 2015
Issue #99

Editor's Note

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Local Governments with Tax Revenue from Aircraft Fuel May Need to Submit Spending Plan to FAA by Dec. 8

A recently adopted amendment to a federal regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clarifies the rule that the proceeds of state and local taxes on aviation fuel at an airport must be used for airport-related purposes, including capital and operations, state aviation programs and airport noise mitigation. The FAA is allowing a three-year period through Dec. 8, 2017, during which FAA will withhold enforcement actions and state and local agencies must develop compliance plans. 

Revenue and Taxation, Transportation

Enrollment Open for Covered California Insurance

Deadline to enroll is Jan. 31

Covered California wants to make sure that every California resident is aware that now is the time to sign up for health insurance. Open enrollment began Sunday, Nov. 1 and ends Jan. 31. Covered California is the marketplace where consumers can get financial help to purchase health insurance.

Health Care

Grant Application Period Open for Sustainable Groundwater Planning

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the final versions of the Sustainable Groundwater Planning grant program guidelines and proposal solicitation package for counties with stressed basins.

Grants and Funding, Water, Environmental Quality

California City Solutions: Cerritos Library Carves out High-Tech Space for Teen Students

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. The city of Cerritos’ Library Teen Studio was submitted in 2015 for the Community Services and Economic Development award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services, Library Services

Save the Date: 2016 CAPIO Annual Conference

Scheduled for April 11-14 in Squaw Valley

Get ready to go for the gold at the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Annual Conference! CAPIO 2016 is headed for PIO-Olympics in the gorgeous Squaw Valley. The conference will undoubtedly train you well enough to be the best PIO-Olympian for your agency.

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