May 6, 2016
Issue #35

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California City Solutions: Youth-Led Ciclovía Helps Bring Salinas Community Together in Health

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 Salinas’s Youth-Led Ciclovia was submitted in 2015 for the Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government award category.

Helen Putnam, CA City Solutions, Health and Wellness

A Few Weeks Remain to Register for Two Mayors and Council Members Events in June

June 22, 23 and 24 in Monterey

There are just three weeks left to register for two premiere events. The League of California Cities® is now accepting registrations for two excellent back-to-back opportunities for mayors and council members of all tenures. The Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum, which is scheduled for June 22-23, will be followed immediately by the Advanced Leadership Workshops June 24. There is a separate registration for both events, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey.

Meetings and Events, Mayors and Council Members

Volunteer Judges Needed for Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

The 2016 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence applications have been submitted and now it is time to score them to determine the winning cities in each of the 11 categories. The League of California Cities® is recruiting volunteer judges to review the applications and select the winning programs.

Helen Putnam, Action Item, League Partners

SB 272 Compliance Deadline Fast Approaching

Cities Must Create and Post Catalog of Enterprise Systems by July 1

The Legislature expanded the California Public Records Act in 2015 by requiring local agencies to create and make available online a catalog of enterprise systems. This catalog must be made public upon request and be posted in a prominent location on the local agency’s website. SB 272 goes into effect on July 1 and going forward cities will need to update the public data annually.

Legislation, Open Government

Cities for Workforce Health Announce 2016 Events

First Wellness Talk Coming Up on May 18

City officials will want to mark their calendars for a series of programs offered by Cities for Workforce Health, a League Partner-sponsored program designed to provide practical resources for cities on how to enhance their employees’ health and wellbeing. The first Wellness Talk is scheduled for May 18 and will address assessing the health and wellness needs of your city’s workforce.

Cities for Workforce Health, League Partners, Meetings and Events

Legislation Proposes Changes to Taxicab Regulations and Authority

AB 650 Would Give Authority to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Assembly Member Evan Low’s (D-Campbell) AB 650 seeks to ‘level the playing field’ between taxis and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, by limiting taxicab regulations and shifting regulatory authority over taxicabs from local governments to the state, via the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) which currently has authority over TNCs.

Legislation, Transportation
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