Oct. 21, 2016
Issue #88

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Update: League’s Positions on November Ballot Measures

The countdown to the November election continues. With 17 measures on the November 2016 statewide ballot, the League of California Cities® is providing this updated report on League positions regarding eight measures affecting cities.

Election, Board, League Policy

League Testifies in Senate Informational Hearing on Open Data

On Friday Oct. 7, the League of California Cities® participated in an informational hearing hosted by Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. Open data experts, local government advocates and local government agencies met to discuss the many ways that open data and increased transparency can be beneficial to the public. Specifically, panelists were asked to share the benefits and challenges associated with SB 272 (Hertzberg, Chapter 795, Statutes of 2015), which requires (by July 1, 2016) local agencies to create and upload an online catalog of each data system that they use.

Legislative Hearings, Action Item, Open Government

2016 Legislative Briefing Webinar to be Held Nov. 7

Register by Friday, Nov. 4

Please join League lobbyists for the annual Legislative Briefing webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Legislation, Meetings and Events, Transportation

League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace Webinar: Cities offering CalPERS Medical Insurance Coverage

Please join the League of California Cities® for a one-hour Health Benefits Marketplace (HBM) webinar on Nov. 9. This webinar is tailored specifically for cities providing employees and retirees with medical insurance coverage through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). 

Meetings and Events, Health Benefits Marketplace, Pension

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $67.3 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing Apartments in Stockton and Fremont

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 for CA Cities

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on Oct. 26 in Anaheim to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

Additional Summit to be held in Marysville

U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on Oct. 26 at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

Financial Soluttions for CA Cities, Meetings and Events

If Your City Shops at Home Depot — Earn a Rebate Now

National Rebate Incentive Program Provides up to 3 Percent Cash Back

The Home Depot national rebate incentive program provides agencies the opportunity to earn up to a 3 percent cash back rebate on all in-store, online and U.S. Communities purchases. By enrolling in The Home Depot cash rebate program before the end of the year, cities with a minimum of $10,000 in annual net purchases can receive a cash rebate for all purchases made through 2016. Participating agencies across the country receive over $5 million in annual rebates from The Home Depot.

Financial Solutions for CA Cities
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