July 28, 2017
Issue #57

Editor's Note

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AB 345 Seeks to Strengthen Local Enforcement Tools for Ordinances and Building Codes

Cities facing challenges enforcing their local ordinances and building and safety codes should consider supporting AB 345 (Ridley-Thomas).

Legislation, Housing

Proposed Regulations a Detriment to Local Governments Seeking Mandate Reimbursement

Local Government Associations Jointly Submit Comments to Commission on State Mandates on Proposed Rule Changes; Offer Prudent Alternatives

The League of California Cities® joined the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and California State Association of Counties (CSAC) in written comments on “streamlining” regulations proposed by the Commission on State Mandates. In total these will deter local governments from submitting test claims and add additional costs to the process.

Municipal Finance, Action Item

Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces it will Likely Withdraw Proposed Medical Cannabis Regulations

Cannabis Licensing Authorities Developing New Proposed Regulations for Commercial Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Industries

This spring, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health and Department of Food and Agriculture released proposed regulations for the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. These licensing authorities held public hearings and accepted written comments regarding the proposed regulations. However, in late June, the Legislature passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law, the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, which creates one regulatory system for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis. As a result, the licensing authorities will withdraw the proposed medical cannabis regulations noticed for public comment on April 28 and May 5, 2017. The withdrawal is likely to happen early next month.

Legislation, Public Safety, Marijuana Regulation

Aug. 11 Early Bird Registration Deadline for Annual Conference Fast Approaching

Check out a Sneak Peak of Conference Sessions

Just two weeks remains until the early bird Annual Conference registration rate ends. Register by Aug. 11 to receive $50 off conference registration. Scheduled Sept. 13 – 15 in Sacramento, the conference includes a combination of educational sessions, networking opportunities and League governance activities.

Meetings and Events, Action Item

Joint League/CSAC SB 1 Implementation Webinar Scheduled for Aug. 11

Join the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties, to discuss the reporting guidelines and other local government impacts and opportunities from SB 1. Scheduled for Aug. 11 from 1 – 2 p.m., this webinar will inform city and county officials on the steps they need to take to ensure that their local government can receive SB 1 funds and address questions that cities and counties may have regarding SB 1 implementation.

Meetings and Events, Transportation, Revenue and Taxation

Submit Session Ideas for the 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy

Deadline to submit is Aug. 14

If you want to help build the 2018 Panning Commissioners Academy program and have an idea for a cutting edge session that will inspire and motivate attendees, submit your entry soon! The League of California Cities® is searching for speakers and session topics for the 2018 conference to be held April 4 – 6 in Monterey.

Planning and COmmunity Development, Meetings and Events

League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program Holding Summit on Aug. 24 in Pleasant Hill

Free Event to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on 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 Aug. 24 in Pleasant Hill. This free event will be an opportunity for public agencies to learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

Financial Solutions for CA Cities

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $9 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Dinuba

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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