April 25, 2017
Issue #32

Editor's Note

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Budget Trailer Bill SB 130 Contains Long-Sought Fix for Struggling Newly-Incorporated Cities

California’s four most recently incorporated cities are on the cusp of receiving a long-needed permanent fix to their revenues with SB 130. Approved by the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee on Monday, April 24, the measure was also the subject of an Assembly Budget Committee informational hearing that day. The bill is expected to pass on the Senate and Assembly floors this week, followed by Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. 

Revenue and Taxation, Legislation, Senate

Administration Trailer Bill Implementing Prop. 64 Undermines Local Control over Cannabis Businesses

The League of California Cities® would like to make all cities aware of how the Administration’s Cannabis Regulation Trailer Bill, up for a hearing in Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 today, proposes to implement Proposition 64. It will undermine local control and local enforcement. The issues are presented in the form of questions, which are listed below, that local officials can pose to their statewide elected representatives.

Marijuana Regulation, Public Safety, Legislative Hearings, State Budget

Friday is the Deadline to Apply for Two League Board of Directors Positions

Submit applications by or before April 28

The League of California Cities® is now accepting nominations from elected officials interested in serving in one of six at-large board positions (two-year term), or as second vice president (one-year term). All nominees for second vice president must currently be serving or have previously served on the board of directors. Applications for second vice president from northern California are encouraged. April 28 is the deadline to apply.

Board, Action Item

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on June 7 in Santa Clara to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on June 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

Financial Solution for CA Cities, Meetings and Events

Time to Register for the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshops in June

Join the League of California Cities® in June for the Executive Forum and the Advanced Leadership Workshops. Registration is open for two excellent back-to-back opportunities for Mayors and Council Members of all tenures. The Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum, taking place in Monterey on June 28–29, will be followed immediately by the Advanced Leadership Workshops on June 30. There is a separate registration for both events.

Meetings and Events, Mayors and Council Members, Action Item

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $30 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, West Covina and Hemet

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
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