Jan. 27, 2017
Issue #8

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President Trump Issues Executive Order on Immigration

League of California Cities, National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors, Concerned with Provisions that Threaten Local Control, Dictate How Cities Allocate Public Safety Resources

In keeping with his campaign promise to strengthen immigration enforcement, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that includes provisions stating that “sanctuary jurisdictions” are “not eligible to receive Federal grants” with unclear exceptions. He signed the order during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security.  


This Week’s Transportation Hearing and Educational Forum Elevate Need for Funding Solutions

Cities Urged to Send Support Letters on SB 1 and AB 1 Transportation Funding Packages

The message coming out of the Capitol this week was resoundingly clear — California’s state and local roadways are falling apart and Californians cannot afford to wait any longer for the Legislature to pass a transportation funding package. It comes down to pave now or pay more later.

Assembly, Senate, Legislation, Transportation, Meetings and Events

Only Two Weeks Left to Register for the 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy

Don’t miss the chance to secure a spot for the 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy being held March 1–3 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. The deadline to register and reserve a hotel is Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Planning and Community Development, Action Item, Meetings and Events

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities

The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks. After the fast-approaching Feb. 17 bill introduction deadline, expect the number of legislative hearings to ramp up.

Meetings and events, Legislative Hearings

California City Solutions: Chula Vista Expands Services and Events to Help Seniors to Improve Their Quality of Life

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. Chula Vista’s Senior Health and Nutrition at Norman Park Senior Center was submitted in 2016 for the Health and Wellness Programs award category.

CA City Solutions, Community Services, Helen Putnam

Don't Miss the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which is scheduled March 22–24 at the Paradise Point San Diego. The deadline to register and reserve a hotel is Friday, Feb. 24, but the conference is highly likely to sell out before that date.

Meetings and Events, Public Works

California Energy Commission Announces $10.2 Million Grants

Local governments are encouraged to apply for California Energy Commission (CEC) grants on climate change action plans and energy efficiency innovation. The CEC is offering this $10.2 funding opportunity to provide financial assistance to local governments in these areas with two grant awards.

Revenue and Taxation, Grants and Funding, Environmental Quality

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Awards

Submissions due Feb. 27

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking entries for its 2017 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation (EIT) Awards Program. Now in its 31st year, the awards program honors the best of California’s transportation projects from across the state.

Public Works, Transportation
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