Jan. 22, 2016
Issue #7

Editor's Note

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Senate Health Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Clean-up Bill

Wednesday marked the next stage in the progress of AB 21 (Wood), the medical marijuana clean-up legislation that would eliminate the March 1, 2016 cultivation deadline, when the Senate Health Committee passed it on a 7-0 vote. The League appreciates all the letters cities have sent to legislators on this important issue.

Marijuana Regulation, Public Safety, Hot Bills, Legislation, Assembly, Senate

Education and Training Starts 2016 for 200 Newly Elected Mayors and Council Members

Three-Day League Conference Includes Briefings on Advocacy Tools, Municipal Finance, Ethics and More

The League launches its extensive educational programming for city officials each January with a conference in Sacramento for the recently group of mayors and council members. This year 200 city officials attended the annual three day event designed to give newly elected city officials the information and skills they need to successfully lead their cities.

Mayors and Council Members, Meetings and Events, League Policy

League Urges FAA to Adopt Stronger Drone Registration Regulations

The League of California Cities® on Jan. 15 issued comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding its new regulations requiring registration by drone owner/operators, released in mid-December. The League's letter cites multiple incidents of the abuse of drones endangering public safety and commercial aviation in calling for stronger FAA registration protocols.

Drones, Public Safety, Federal

Save Your Spot for the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute and Expo in March

Register by Feb. 16

The League of California Cities® recently announced its keynote speakers for the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute and Expo scheduled for March 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This conference is for professionals of all career levels and offers education on the latest developments in public works, leadership, managing transportation, infrastructure, water, waste programs and more. 

Legal Updates, Meetings and Events

Registration for Feb. 5 Municipal Law Symposium Remains Open

Ensuring Integrity in 21st Century California: Water & Public Works in Our Arid State

Scheduled for Feb. 5 in Sacramento, the 2016 Municipal Law Symposium will focus on the challenging issues public agency attorneys face in the areas of water and public works.

Public Works Officers, Public Works, Meetings and Events
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