May 2, 2017
Issue #34

Editor's Note

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California Multi-Unit Housing Construction Hits 26-Year High

When it comes to apartment construction, California cities are clearly doing their part according to a new demographic report by the California Department of Finance (DOF), which indicates that apartment construction in the state is at a 26-year high.

Housing, Affordable Housing

Updated Local Streets and Roads Estimates Fact Sheet Now Available

Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act last Friday, Michael Coleman, the League’s fiscal consultant, has updated the fact sheet on local Highway Users Tax Account (HUTA). The document now includes important detail about the new “Road Maintenance and Repair Account” funds that will begin flowing to city and county gas tax funds next year.

Municipal Finance, State Budget, Revenue and Taxation, Transportation, Public Works

League Opposes Effort to Cut CDBG Economic Development Fundsfor Small Cities

“Non-Entitlement” Cities Should Contact Their Legislators Immediately

The League issued an action alert and an opposition letter earlier today on proposed trailer bill language sponsored by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) that proposes major changes to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including provisions that would significantly reduce funds available for local economic development.

Federal, Revenue and Taxation, Grants and Funding

Local Governments to Play an Essential Role in Re-launched Energy Upgrade California Program

It’s Called Do Your Thing

California is famous for its innovative and pioneering spirit. That is one reason why the state is a recognized leader in energy conservation. But it is why it is important for the state to do more to reach and exceed its ambitious energy goals. At the center of this effort is the newly re-launched Energy Upgrade California program. Cities and city leaders are encouraged to join this effort.

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