May 9, 2017
Issue #36

Editor's Note

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De Facto Prohibition on Contracting Measure to be heard in Assembly Appropriations on May 10

AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) is a gut-and-amend bill that greatly restricts cities and counties’ ability to enter into contracts for essential services. Opposed by the League, this measure will be heard Wednesday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Given the significant costs this could potentially generate as a state reimbursable mandate, the measure will likely move to the Assembly suspense file. Either it will sit for approximately two weeks and will be held on that suspense file, or it will move to the Assembly floor. Cities are encouraged to oppose this costly measure.

Employee Relations, Action Item, Meetings and Events, Hot Bills, Legislation

State Senate Proposes Restructured Cap-and-Trade System

Governors Urge President Trump to Keep Paris Climate Agreement

Last week, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) unveiled a plan to pass a restructured Cap-and-Trade program. The proposal in SB 775 (Wieckowski), which requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature, establishes a new Cap-and-Trade system beginning in 2021 to be operated by the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The legislation requires certain changes to the existing system, which is expected to operate through 2020.

Environmental Quality, Cap-and-Trade, Legislation

May is Tourism Month; Share Pictures of Your City’s Most Scenic Locations

Cities are invited to celebrate Tourism Month by sharing pictures via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the Team California app of the sites that attract visitors to your cities. Sponsored by Visit California, #CATourism Month recognizes the benefits of a strong tourism industry. California cities serve as major travel and tourism destinations throughout the state.

Action Item, Social Media
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