Jan. 15, 2016
Issue #5

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League Leadership Meets with State Leaders to Discuss League’s Strategic Goals

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 League President and Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael led a team of League officers and staff in a series of meetings with Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders from both parties, and other key legislators and staff about the League’s 2016 strategic goals. President Michael was joined by First Vice President and Lodi Council Member JoAnne Mounce, Second Vice President and Palos Verdes Estates Mayor Jim Goodhart, Past President and Scotts Valley Council Member Stephany Aguilar, Executive Director Chris McKenzie, Legislative Director Dan Carrigg, and other key legislative staff depending on the meeting.

Board, Legislation, Assembly, Senate

New HUTA Estimates from DOF Now Available

In conjunction with Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed FY 2016-17 state budget, the Department of Finance (DOF) released estimates of statewide collections of motor vehicle fuel tax revenues (Highway User Tax Account or HUTA) for FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17. California City Finance has updated estimated allocations for each city based on the DOF estimates.

State Budget, Municipal Finance, Revenue and Taxation, Transportation

Updated California Water Action Plan Released

The Natural Resources Agency, Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced the release of an updated California Water Action Plan. The updated plan comes two years after the first release and reflects progress on the goals established in January 2014 on sustainable water management. Much of the progress shows the response to California’s historic drought and efforts to focus resources to water saving measures.

Water, Environmental Quality

California City Solutions: GreenBiz Cupertino Helps Local Businesses Achieve Sustainability Certification

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. GreenBiz Cupertino was submitted in 2015 for the League Partners Award for Excellence in City-Business Relations award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Environmental Quality, Greenhouse Gases
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