Sept. 23, 2016
Issue #82

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SB 272 Compliance Deadline Passed with Many Agencies Out of Compliance

Free Resources Available to Make Compliance Easy

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 went into effect on July 1 and going forward cities will need to annually update the public data. Over 140 agencies missed the July 1, 2016 compliance date. The good news is that compliance can be simple using free and publicly available tools.

Open Government, Action Item, Legislation

Community Based Transitional Housing Grants Application Now Available

The Department of Finance (DOF) this week released the application for the community housing grants. Applications will be accepted on a first come basis over a two-year period that begins Oct. 1, 2016. DOF will stop accepting applications when the $25 million appropriation is fully awarded even if that occurs prior to Oct. 1, 2018. The application is available on DOF’s website.

Grants and Funding, Housing

NLC Prescription Discount Card Program Webinar Will be Held Sept. 27

In partnership with the League of California Cities® and CVS Caremark, the National League of Cities (NLC) will host a free NLC Prescription Discount Card program webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. Participate and learn how city residents can save an average of 24 percent off the full retail cost of prescription medication. During this webinar the city of Cathedral City will share its experience with the Prescription Discount Card program and how the program helped save the city’s residents more than $100,000.

NLC, Meetings and Events

Preview of Local Revenue Measures on the Ballot in California this November

The Nov. 8, 2016 California gubernatorial election includes some 650 local measures including 427 seeking approval for taxes or bonds. has prepared a preview report on these measures for the upcoming election.

Elections, Revenue and Taxation

California City Solutions: Menifee’s Mayor’s Roundtable Fosters Open Communication

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. Menifee’s Mayors Business Roundtable Series was submitted in 2015 for the League Partners Award for Excellence in City-Business Relations award category.

League Partners, CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam
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