June 9, 2017
Issue #45

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Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest June 12 – 28

The Legislative hearing committee schedule is gearing up again with bills having crossed houses last week. The Legislature is also focused on the FY 2017-18 budget, which must be sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by June 15. The League continues to track 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

Legislation, Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings

Submit Your Session Proposals for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

July 28 is the Deadline

The League is soliciting session proposals for the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo. Geared towards city and county public works directors, assistant directors, engineers and staff, the event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, March 28 – 30. Session proposals are due by July 28. 

Meetings and Events, Public Works

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $25 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Ivy Hill Apartments in Walnut Creek 

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).This program provides a variety of public agencies and developers access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing and economic development tools. CSCDA recently issued a total of $25,000,000 in tax-exempt multifamily affordable housing bonds for the Ivy Hill Apartments in Walnut Creek. 

Financial Solutions for California Cities

New Contract for Tractors and Mowing Equipment Available to Cities through League Sponsored U.S. Communities Program

U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce a new contract for tractors, mowing equipment, implements, parts and service. 

Financial Solutions for California Cities

June 14 Conference to Focus on Water Policy and Health 

Join Public Health Advocates (the home of the HEAL Cities Campaign) on June 14 in Sacramento for a one day-event with experts, policy makers and stakeholder organizations to address water with a focus on health and healthy equity. The convening will bring together scientists, advocates, policy makers and businesses to discuss cutting-edge strategies for promoting water access, water quality and water consumption in California and the nation. 

Meetings and Events, Environmental Quality, Water
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