June 30, 2017
Issue #51

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Assembly Local Government Committee Passes Bill that Limits Local Discretion, Revenues and Public Benefits

Cities Urged to Oppose Legislation

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo led a delegation of mayors and council members who joined local government advocates and others in the Assembly Local Government Committee hearing room on Wednesday afternoon to oppose SB 649 (Hueso). The committee passed SB 649 on a 6-1 vote.

Hot Bills, Legislation, Action Item, Telecommuncations

League-Sponsored Housing Bill Passes First Assembly Committee

SB 540 Now Moves to Assembly Natural Resources Committee

The Assembly Local Government Committee on June 28 unanimously passed League-sponsored SB 540 (Roth). This bill provides a way to streamline the housing approval process and leads to more housing production, particularly in areas near jobs and transit. Importantly, SB 540 protects public input and environmental review while providing certainty to the development community.

Hot Bills, Legislation, Action Item, Housing, Affordable Housing

Legislature Considers Short-Term Changes to Bottle Bill Program

While the Legislature passed the FY 2017-18 budget several weeks ago, a number of budget-related issues remain under consideration by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown. One of these issues is the California Beverage Container Recycling Program or “Bottle Bill” program. SB 102 (Budget and Fiscal Review Committee) contains a trailer bill proposal to offer short-term stabilization to this program, while a longer term solution can be negotiated.

Environmental Quality, Legislation

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest July 5 – 12

Legislative policy committee hearings are in full swing with many bills affecting cities set to be heard in the coming weeks. Next week hearings resume after the July 4 holiday.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $96.1 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Community Hospital in Monterey

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).

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