Dec. 2, 2016
Issue #98

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CSAC Honors Former League Executive Director Chris McKenzie

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) selected Chris McKenzie as the recipient of its 2016 CSAC Distinguished Service Award for his years of service to California local government and his commitment to collaboration between cities and counties. McKenzie received the honor on Tuesday, Nov. 29 during CSAC’s Annual Meeting in Palm Springs. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant policy contributions.


Time to Submit 2017 Annual Conference Session Proposals

Deadline to submit is Friday, Jan. 6

Did you know that 95 percent of each year’s conference programming comes directly from the open call for proposals? City officials have great ideas, which make great learning opportunities for other cities. The League of California Cities® is accepting session proposals for the 2017 Annual Conference through Jan. 6 for the Sept. 13-15 conference in Sacramento.     

Action Item, Meetings and Events

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $171.2 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds, Loan for Affordable Housing in Orange, Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco, Retirement Community in Los Angeles and Nonprofit in Oakland

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, Affordable Housing

California City Solutions: Davis Creates Protected Intersection to Maintain Public Safety

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2016 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. The city of Davis’ Protected Intersection was submitted in 2016 for the Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Public Works, Public Safety

SB 350 Low-Income Barriers Study Recommendations Draft Announcement

Cities Encouraged to Provide Feedback, Comments due Dec. 8

The California Energy Commission recently (CEC) released its SB350 Low-Income Barriers Study Recommendations. The study examines the challenges to and opportunities for increasing access to energy efficiency, weatherization and renewable energy investments for low-income customers. CEC is soliciting feedback from local government to better understand how to assist and strengthen local government efforts in addressing these barriers.

Legislation, Environmental Quality
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