Dec. 4, 2015
Issue #102

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Congress Approves Five-Year Transportation Bill

The U.S. House and Senate announced an agreement this week on a five-year, $305 billion transportation authorization. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly voted on Thursday to approve the deal.

Transportation, Federal, Legislation

League Launches Updated Medical Marijuana Webpage

City official are encouraged to visit the League’s new medical marijuana webpage ( for information and resources related to the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

Marijuana Regulation, Legislation, Hot Bills

California City Solutions: Fontana Creates Re-Entry Program to Reduce Crimes Rates

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 Fontana Re-entry Support Team (FRST) helps submitted in 2015 for the Public Safety award category.

League Partners, CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Public Safety, Realignment

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 storm water, 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

HCD Issues Notice of Funding Availability for $30 Million in Housing-Related Parks Program Funds

Applications due Feb. 4

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announces a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of approximately $30 million for the Housing-Related Parks (HRP) Program, 2015 Designated Program Year (DPY). Feb. 4 is the deadline to apply.

Housing, Parks and Recreation, Grants and Funding
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