Jan. 29, 2016
Issue #10

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California City Solutions: Livermore, Tri-Valley Region Achieves Water Reduction Rate through United Communication Outreach Campaign

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. Livermore’s Collaborative Emergency Water Conservation Messaging in the Tri-Valley was submitted in 2015 for the Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation award category.

League Partners, CA City Solutions

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program NOFA, Workshops Announced

The Strategic Growth Council is expected to release its 2016 notice of funding availability today for the $400 million Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program.

Environmental Quality, Housing, Land Use, Revenue and Taxation, Grants and Funding

Take the CalPERS Employer Pension Prefunding Option Survey

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is considering developing a new program that would allow eligible California public agencies to set aside additional funds in a trust to prefund the employer's annual required pension contributions to a defined benefit pension plan.

Employee Relations, Pensions

Innovations in American Government Awards Applications due April 15

Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best. April 15 is the deadline to apply.

Revenue and Taxation, Grants and Funding
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