April 15, 2016
Issue #29

Editor's Note

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2016 Initial Bills of Interest and Hot Bills List

With the second year of the 2015-16 Legislative Session underway, the League has sifted through hundreds of bills and is working on those of most importance to cities. The following is a list reflecting bills of current interest to cities. Bills of special importance are marked as HOT.

Action Item, Assembly, Senate, Hot Bills, Legislation

Bills in Committee: April 18-22

With the Legislature’s policy committees now in full swing, the League will begin regularly updating members on upcoming hearings on bills of interest to cities. A full listing of Senate and Assembly hearings is available online. Hearing times are subject to change.

Action Item, Assembly, Senate, Legislative Hearings, Meetings and Events

SB 1318 Attempts to Leverage LAFCO to Deliver Services without Adequate Resources

One of Many Consequences of State Annexations and Incorporations Revenue Sweep in 2011;State’s Climate Change Goals Affected as Well

Sen. Lois Wolk’s (D-Davis) new bill, SB 1318 attempts to force cities and special districts to provide services to unincorporated areas outside their jurisdictions by prohibiting local agency formation commissions (LAFCO) from approving any future annexations or changes in their spheres until they do. This proposal is opposed by the League, California Chamber of Commerce, California Building Industry Association, California Special Districts Association, Cal LAFCO, multiple local LAFCOs and other groups.

Land Use, Legislation

California Financing Coordinating Committee Offers Free Infrastructure Funding Fairs Statewide for 2016

The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) will be hosting several free funding fairs throughout the state between May and September.

Environmental Quality, Water, Infrastructure, Grants and Funding, Meetings and Events
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