Sept. 15, 2016
Issue #81

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League of California Cities® Commends Legislative Leadership and Governor for Providing Funding to Help House Chronically Homeless

Governor Signed Final Piece of Proposal on Wednesday

The League of California Cities® on Thursday commended the bipartisan leadership of legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown for their support of the No Place Like Home initiative. Governor Brown signed AB 1628 on Sept. 13 to help implement the bond financing of the proposal, contained in AB 1618 approved as part of the budget, that provides $2 billion in funding to help mentally ill homeless men, women and children secure needed housing and services.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Affordable Housing, Housing, Economic Development, Homelessness

Governor Signs More Climate Change Bills and $900 Million Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan

In an effort to assist communities most impacted by pollution and climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown signed additional bills to implement and allocate $900 million in Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds. This is the first meaningful discretionary spending of Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds in nearly two years.

Environmental Quality, Cap-and-Trade, Legislation, Hot Bills

Learn about the League’s Health Benefits Marketplace Wellness Program Thursday, Sept. 22

Second Chance to View Health Benefits Marketplace Active Employee and Retiree Solution Webinars Sept. 20 and 21

Please join the League of California Cities® for three informative Health Benefits Marketplace™ (HBM) webinars. Participants will learn about the benefits of implementing a wellness program for your city’s employees and have a second chance to view the HBM active employee and retiree solution basics webinars.

City Managers, Personnel & Employee Relations, Health Care, Health Benefits Marketplace

Registration Now Open for Multiple League Educational Conferences

The League of California Cities® has several important events currently open for registration. These conferences will be happening this fall and in early 2017.

Meetings & Events, City Managers, City Clerks, Fire Chiefs, Fiscal Officers

$5 Million in CDBG Grant Funding Available to Address Effects of California Drought

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the availability of approximately $5 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding for direct relief and mitigation of the effects of the California drought disaster.

Environmental Quality, Water, Climate Change, Federal, Revenue & Taxation, Grants & Funding

City Strategies to Reach the Remaining Uninsured Webcast Will be Held Sept. 20

Over the last three years, the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has been working with eight cities to develop and implement successful outreach and enrollment campaigns to connect uninsured children and families to much-needed health insurance coverage. NLC is hosting an interactive discussion on Sept. 20 with national and local experts from across the country to discuss the important role cities can play in reaching the remaining uninsured.

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