Sept. 20, 2012
Issue #101

Editor's Note

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Many Bills Await Action by Gov. Jerry Brown

Sign and Veto Request Letters Still Needed

Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 to take action on hundreds of bills passed by the Legislature and sent to his desk. Since the League’s last update, the Governor has taken a number of actions as indicated in this story.

Key words: Action Item, Administrative Services, Community Services, Economic Development, Employee Relations, Environmental Quality, Housing, Land Use, Legislation, Public Safety, Revenue and Taxation


Governor Appoints New GO-Biz Team, Signs Legislation to Reopen International Trade Offices

Since Gov. Jerry Brown took office, city officials have wondered, what, if any, were the Governor’s concerns and priorities for economic development. Actions so far have been disappointing. City officials have witnessed the dissolution of redevelopment agencies and efforts to eliminate the Enterprise Zone Program, which were the two major tools local agencies had to promote economic development.

Key words: Administrative Services, Economic Development, Enterprise Zones, Land Use


HCD Announces Extended Deadline for Submission of Geographically-Targeted Economic Development Areas (G-TEDAs) Biennial Reports

The Department of Housing and Economic Development’s (HCD) Geographically-Targeted Economic Development Areas (G-TEDAs) biennial reports for FY 2009-10 and FY 2010-11 are due, as required by statute, by Oct. 1. However, because HCD has been advised not to suspend reporting requirements until pending proposed rulemaking governing the enterprise zones could be adopted, HCD has extended a 60-day grace period for reporting due to the late notice.

Key words: Land Use, Economic Development, Enterprise Zones Releases Summary of Proposed Local Revenue Measures

Voters in the Nov. 6 California presidential election will also decide on more than 350 local measures. The full report of proposed measures has been posted online.

Key words: Elections, Revenue and Taxation


Register Now for 2012 Municipal Finance Institute, Nov. 28 – 29 in San Jose

Deadline is Oct. 29 for Registration and Housing

Mark your calendars and register now for the League’s Municipal Finance Institute. This annual event is designed for finance officers, city treasurers, city managers and city staff who manage public finances for their cities.

Key words: Fiscal Officers, Revenue and Taxation, Meetings and Events


League to Host Free Webinar on New California Solar Permitting Guidebook

On Oct. 2, the League will be offering a free webinar to members and partners to review the new California Solar Permitting Guidebook recently released by Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Planning and Research. 

Key words: Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events


Read Western City for Information on the League’s Policy-Making, Getting Youth Involved in City Job Opportunities and How Cathedral City Partnered With Local Schools to Reduce Litter and Increase Recycling

Don’t miss these articles in this month’s issue of Western City magazine.

Key words: Western City, League Policy

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