July 1, 2016
Issue #54

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Budget Bills to Fund Housing for California’s Homeless Sent to Governor

No Action on Governor’s By Right Proposal, Negotiations Will Continue in August

The Legislature on Thursday, June 30, sent Gov. Jerry Brown two budget trailer bills that will provide funding to support crisis and long-term housing for California’s homeless population. The Governor signed both bills on Friday.

State Budget, Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Legislation

League Board Reviews Ballot Measures

The League board of directors at its meeting on June 24-25 carefully reviewed eight ballot measures affecting cities expected to be on the November 2016 statewide ballot, adopting formal positions on four. No position was taken on three measures and the board deferred action on one until it meets with Gov. Jerry Brown later this summer. The measures were previously reviewed by a number of League policy committees that forwarded recommendations to the board of directors for consideration.

Election, Board, League Policy, Meetings and Events

Now Accepting Proposals for the 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy

Deadline to submit is Aug. 9

Do you have an idea for a new planning commissioner’s session that will inspire and motivate attendees? Maybe you know of a colleague that would be an excellent speaker? The League of California Cities® is searching for speakers and session topics for the 2017 conference to be held March 1–3 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott.

Planning and Community Development, Meetings and Events, Action Item

League Joins Other Local Government Groups in Strong Opposition to Initiative that Could Jeopardize Local and Regional Infrastructure Projects

The League board of directors at its meeting on June 24-25 voted unanimously to oppose the “Cortopassi” ballot measure on the November statewide ballot because it would undermine the ability of cities, counties and other local agencies and the state to form partnerships to finance the construction of critical public infrastructure projects. By requiring a statewide vote, even on some local infrastructure projects, the measure could erode local control by allowing voters in one part of the state to block funding for needed infrastructure projects in another part of the state — even though they would not be paying for them.

Elections, Board, League Policy

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $29.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Oxnard  

Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Financial Solutions ofr CA Cities

League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

Each year the League of California Cities® board of directors invites membership interested in running for National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or for second vice president of the NLC board of directors to apply for endorsement from our League board of directors. Only city officials in direct member cities of NLC may apply for its board or board officer position (second vice president). The League board will endorse all membership interested in applying for NLC board, but only one member interested in applying for NLC second vice president.

NLC, Board
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