Feb. 26, 2016
Issue #18

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Senate Pro Tem de León Presents $2 Billion Homeless Housing Funding Proposal to Senate Budget Committee

League Representative Testifies in Support

A parade of speakers lined up at a lengthy hearing of the Senate Budget Committee Thursday to support Senate leader de León’s call for increased state funding for rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing to respond to California’s growing homelessness crisis.

Housing, Homelessness, Legilsation, Hot Bills, Assembly, Senate

Cities Encouraged to Complete Survey to Update Local Streets and Roads Assessment Needs

Participate by March 18

The League of California Cities® is in the process of updating the California Statewide Needs Assessment study to help with efforts to protect transportation funds and advocate for increased funding for local streets and roads maintenance. Cities are urged to participate in the survey to update the data that was provided in 2014.

Action Item, Transportation, Public Works

Webinar Scheduled to Provide Help for Cities Addressing Homelessness

Registration is now open for a League-hosted webinar intended to provide cities with information on fundamental tools for addressing homelessness at 2 p.m. on March 16.

Meetings and Events, Homelessness, Housing

2016 Municipal Finance Institute Call for Sessions

Deadline to Submit Proposals is April 8

The League of California Cities® is seeking session proposals for the 2016 Municipal Finance Institute being held Nov. 30–Dec. 1 at the Monterey Marriott. 

Meetings and Events, Fiscal Officers, Action Item

California City Solutions: Santa Barbara Creates Plan to Protect Pedestrian Safety in Neighborhood Transportation Plan

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 Santa Barbara’s Eastside Neighborhood Transportation Management Plan was submitted in 2015 for the Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Public Works, Public Safety
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