Jan. 26, 2016
Issue #8

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Senate Passes League-Supported Medical Marijuana Clean-Up Legislation, Bill Moves Back to Assembly for Action

Monday afternoon the Senate voted 35-3 to pass AB 21 (Wood), the medical marijuana clean-up legislation that would eliminate the March 1, 2016 cultivation deadline.

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

Governor Brown Delivers Short State of State, Continues to Caution Fiscal Restraint, Highlights Dire Need for Road Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown urged fiscal caution in his 2016 state of the state address to the jointly assembled Senate and Assembly last Thursday, while highlighting the state’s progress recovering from its most recent fiscal deficits, and increasing funding for schools and health care. The Governor did not propose any new policy proposals; instead he told lawmakers that California must prepare now for the inevitable recessions that occur frequently in the economic cycle.

State Budget

California Transportation Commission Defunds Projects Worth $754 Million For Next Five Years

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) on Jan. 22 took action that approved a drastically reduced estimate of available funding for California’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in the next five years. The action slashes estimated funding by $754 million, a hit that comes as California’s state and local street, road and highway system is already crumbling under inadequate funding.

Transportation, Federal

Registration Deadlines for Upcoming Planners and Public Works Officers Conferences Looming

Registration deadlines are approaching quickly for two of the League’s premier educational events: the Planning Commissioners Academy, March 2-4 in San Ramon, and the Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, March 9-11 in Sacramento.

Public Works, Public Works Officers, Planning and Community Development, Meetings and Events

NLC’s 2016 Congressional City Conference Scheduled for March 5-9

Early Bird Registration Ends Jan. 31

The National League of Cities (NLC) is holding its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 5-9. Participants nationwide will engage and meet with U.S. Senate and House of Representative members and their staff to discuss federal policy issues of great importance to cities and local governments.

NLC, Federal, Meetings and Events

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