March 17, 2017
Issue #20

Editor's Note

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League Continues Advocating for Affordable Housing Funding and Streamlined Planning; Opposes By-Right Proposals

The 2017 legislative session is at full steam with over 2,000 measures introduced in the first year of the two-year session. Of those, nearly 200 measures are focused on the housing supply and affordability crisis gripping many communities across the state. The League of California Cities® has been a proactive advocate in the Legislature’s deliberations of the available solutions to the housing crisis.

Affordable Housing, Housing, Legislation, Hot Bills, Senate, Assembly

League Sponsors AB 636 to Help Cities Improve Annual Transportation Reporting Timelines

Bill up for First Hearing on March 20 in the Assembly Transportation Committee

The League is sponsoring Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin’s AB 636 to help improve the quality and integrity of data reported by cities and counties to the State Controller’s Office. Scheduled for its first hearing on March 20 in the Assembly Transportation Committee, the measure allows local governments to submit their annual expenditure reports for streets and roads within seven months of the end of their fiscal year.

Open Government, Transportation, Legislation, Hot Bills

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest March 20 – April 5

The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. The League is working on its legislative bills of interest to cities, which will be published once available.

Legislation, Meetings and Events, Hot Bills, Legislative Hearings

League Supports AB 1326 to Address Increase in Theft Crimes in the Wake of Proposition 47

Measure Scheduled to be Heard March 28 in the Assembly Public Safety Committee

The League of California Cities® on March 9 issued a support letter on AB 1326 by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). This measure addresses the ongoing increase in theft crimes since voters in 2014 approved Proposition 47, which increased the threshold for grand theft, a felony, from $450 to $950 per incident.

Legislation, Public Safety 

League Engages on Public Safety

The League’s Strategic Goal #4 for 2017 is to address the public safety impacts of reduced sentencing laws and provide cities the tools and resources needed to respond to these changes in statewide criminal sentencing policies.

Legislation, League Policy, Public Safety

No Place Like Home Advisory Committee Schedules First Meeting for March 23

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced it has scheduled the first No Place Like Home Advisory Committee Meeting. It will be held March 23 in Sacramento.

Housing, Affordable Housing, Meetings and Events
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