April 21, 2017
Issue #31

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Legislative Action Day Brings Hundreds of City Officials to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

Governor Brown, Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry and Assembly Member Frazier Brief City Officials Prior to Capitol Meetings

Hundreds of city officials descended on Sacramento earlier this week to lobby their legislators and staff on the pressing policy issues facing California cities this legislative session. The visits coincided with the League’s annual Legislative Action Day, which was once again a powerful demonstration of the effectiveness of city officials when they come together.

Hot Bills, Legislation, Meetings and Events, Action Item, Assembly, Senate

League-Sponsored Housing Streamlining Bill Clears Key Hurdle

Cities Urged to Support SB 540

On a day full of activity surrounding the League of California Cities’® Legislative Action Day, several city officials testified with the League in support of SB 540 (Roth) in the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. 

Legislation, Hot Bills, Housing, Affordable Housing, Legislative Hearings, Meetings and Events

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 24 – May 3

The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel.

Legislative Hearings, Meetings and Events, Assembly, Senate, Hot Bills

Updated Local Streets and Roads Estimates FAQ Available

FAQ Includes HUTA and RMRA Allocations

The League’s fiscal consultant, Michael Coleman, has updated and retitled a briefing sheet on local Highway Users Tax Account (Gas Tax) Funds to include details about the new Road Maintenance and Repair Account (RMRA) funds that will begin flowing to city and county gas tax funds next year, assuming Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 1.

Transportation, Revenue and Taxation, Legislation, Hot Bills
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