April 1, 2016
Issue #26

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Three League-Supported Housing Funding Bills Advance in Assembly

Three League-supported bills advanced in the Legislature on March 30 that would help fund and create much-needed affordable housing: AB 2734 (Atkins), AB 2817 (Chiu) and SB 873 (Beall). All of the measures are consistent with the League’s long-standing policy of supporting additional state funding for affordable housing, and reflect efforts to fill the void created by the loss of redevelopment which previously provided approximately $1 billion annually for affordable housing.

Housing, Affordable Housing, Legislation

League Hosts Three Legislative Candidate Forums in Late March

With the deadline to file for candidacy passing a few weeks ago, the League’s regional divisions are in the processing of holding legislative candidate forums for some of the most watched Senate and Assembly races. In the past week, the League held forums in Davis, Walnut Creek and Modesto. The forums served as a great opportunity for city officials to engage with candidates on issues that are important to cities.

Meetings and Events, Elections

Registration Deadline for League’s Legislative Action Day Extended to April 8

The League of California Cities’® 2016 Legislative Action Day is just a few weeks away. This one-day event gives city officials the opportunity to engage with state lawmakers, learn about priority issues and network with colleagues. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, the event is free for League members and League Partners.

Meetings and Events, Legislation

State Water Resources Control Board Announces Two Trainings in May

In conjunction with PG Environmental, LLC, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) staff will be conducting two training classes in May. Classes will be offered in Northern and Southern California and there will be no charge to attend.

Environmental Quality, Water, Meetings and Events

California City Solutions: Glendora’s Water Planning Prepares the Community in Advance of Conservation Efforts 

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 Glendora’s Water Conservation was submitted in 2015 for the Planning and Environmental Quality award category.

CA City Solutions, League Partners, Helen Putnam, Environmental Quality, Water

Local Coastal Program Grant Application Period Now Open 

The California Coastal Commission is pleased to announce a third round of grant funding to support local governments in completing or updating Local Coastal Programs (LCP) consistent with the California Coastal Act, with special emphasis on planning for sea level rise and climate change.

Climiate Change, Environmental Quality, Grants and Funding

Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is Less Than Two Weeks Away

Mayors from across the United States are invited to participate in the third annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, scheduled for April 7.

Mayors and Council Members, Meetings and Events
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