March 1, 2016
Issue #19

Editor's Note

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San Jose’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Stands after U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 29 declined to review California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose, a California Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutional validity of an inclusionary housing ordinance in the city of San Jose.

Legal Updates, Housing

NLC to Host City Leaders during 2016 Congressional City Conference

The National League of Cities will hold its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 5-9. During the conference, participants from across the nation will engage and meet with U.S. Senate and House of Representatives members and their staff to discuss federal policy issues of paramount importance to cities and local governments.

NLC, Meetings and Events

League Continues to Have Concerns with CEQA Guidelines Update Required by 2013’s SB 743

The League on Feb. 26 submitted comments to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) on the Revised Proposal on Updates to the CEQA Guidelines on Evaluating Transportation Impacts in CEQA. Although these have gone through several drafts, the League continues to have serious concerns with the proposed CEQA Guidelines Update.

CEQA, Environmental Quality

Call for 2016 Helen Putnam Entries

Submission Deadline is April 14

Each year the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities across the state through the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence.

Helen Putnam, CA City Solutions, League Partners
1400 K Street ■ Sacramento, CA 95814 ■ (916) 658-8200
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