Feb. 19, 2016
Issue #16

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League of California Cities® Board Votes to Support, In Concept Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s Bipartisan Proposal to Provide Additional Funding to Help California’s Chronically Homeless

The League of California Cities® board of directors on Thursday, Feb. 18, supported in concept Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s bipartisan proposal to combat homelessness and assist low-income Californians. While the details of the proposal remain under development, the League views the Senate leader’s proposal as a positive outline for a much needed funding solution to help mentally ill homeless men, women and children into shelters and housing while connecting them with mental health services, addiction treatment, job training and other needed services.

Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Legislation, Housing, Board, League Policy

Senate Committee Examines Declining Transportation Revenues

Legislators Continue to Look for Path Forward on Funding Package

On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee met to discuss the recent actions by the California Transportation Commission that will result in a $754 million cut in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The committee also heard testimony from Jennifer Whiting, the League’s assistant legislative director, and the California State Association of Counties on how cities and counties are responding to similar reductions in their allocations of the gas tax.

Transportation, Legislation

California City Solutions: Folsom’s Community Service Day Increases Volunteerism, Completes Many Projects

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. City of Folsom’s 2014 Community Service Day was submitted in 2015 for the Community Services and Economic Development award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, League Partners, Community Services
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