Dec. 20, 2016
Issue #102

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Carolyn Coleman Takes the Helm of the League of California Cities

Carolyn Coleman officially began her tenure as the League of California Cities® executive director on Monday, Dec. 19. The League board of directors selected Coleman in October to replace Chris McKenzie who retired this fall after leading the League for the past 17 years.


League to Host Member-Only Proposition 64 Briefings on Local Regulation and Taxation

New League Executive Director Participates in State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group

With the passage of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), cities are eager to understand the law and how it affects various aspects of city operations. The League has scheduled five information briefings in Northern, Central and Southern California for members to learn about local regulations and taxations under the AUMA. The first will be held on Jan. 11 in Sacramento and the last has been scheduled for March 1 in Pasadena.

Marijuana Regulation, Public Safety, Revenue and Taxation, Meetings and Events

Community Based Transitional Housing Grants FAQ Now Available-Application Open

The Department of Finance’s (DOF) FAQ for the Community Based Transitional Housing grant program is now available online.

Action Item, Housing, Grants and Funding, Revenue and Taxation

Third Round of Proposition 41 Funds Available for Veteran Housing and Homelessness

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in collaboration with the California Housing Finance Agency and California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), recently announced the availability of approximately $75 million in funding for veterans and their families under the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program (VHHP). This is the third round of funding available to communities throughout California through the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) pursuant to Chapter 727, Statutes of 2013 and Proposition 41 (2014).

Action Item, Housing, Homelessness, Grants and Funding, Revenue and Taxation

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $27.8 Million in Tax-Exempt Affordable Housing Bonds in Fresno

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

Comments on Political Reform Act Revisions due Dec. 31

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is seeking comments on draft two of the revisions to the Political Reform Act (PRA) to help simplify, streamline and reform the law.

FPPC, Legal Updates
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