March 4, 2016
Issue #21

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California City Solutions: Long Beach Turns Dust Bowl into Sports Facility with Chittick Field Renovation

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. The city of Long Beach’s Chittick Field Renovation was submitted in 2015 for the Planning and Environmental Quality award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Environmental Quality

Top Policy Experts Address Key to California’s Water Future during March 17 Water Foundation Briefing

League Executive Director Chris McKenzie Will Participate on Water Infrastructure Financing Panel

The Water Foundation’s Annual Executive Briefing, March 17 in Sacramento, will tackle the toughest water-related issues facing California’s with thought-provocative discussions examining the new normal.

Water, Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events

Assembly Passes New Sweeping Tobacco Control Laws; Senate Action Expected Next Week

Measures Include Authority to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes in Same Manner as Tobacco

On Thursday, March 3, the Assembly approved six new tobacco control bills, including measures that would regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, increase the legal smoking age to 21 from 18, and authorize counties to impose local tobacco taxes.

Assembly, Senate, Legislation, Environmental Quality
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