Aug. 30, 2017
Issue #64

Editor's Note

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Local Elected Leaders, Business Leaders and Community Groups Unite in Long Beach to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab

Leaders from Long Beach, Cities in Los Angeles County and Others Urge Lawmakers to Reject SB 649

Long Beach Council Member Al Austin and representatives from the Downtown Long Beach Alliance, the Belmont Heights Community Association and the American Public Works Association of Southern California today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso). Opposed by more than 215 cities and dozens of counties, this legislation would virtually eliminate cities and counties’ authority to negotiate with telecommunications companies on the siting of wireless equipment in the public right of way and on public infrastructure. SB 649 would also cap the lease rates far below market rate, on public infrastructure. The group held a press conference this morning in Long Beach at Pierpoint Landing.

Action Item, Hot Bills, Legislation, Telecommunication

Expo Highlights at the 2017 Annual Conference

This year, the League of California Cities® Annual Conference Expo will draw in over 255 cost-saving services and state-of-the-art products, including 80 first-time exhibitors. Attendees may want to begin planning their conference schedule now to make sure they can participate in all the sessions and additional opportunities. The League’s Annual Conference webpage has information on speakers, sessions and more.

Meetings and Events, Financial Solutions for CA Cities

League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

Each year the League of California Cities® board of directors invites membership interested in running for National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or for second vice president of the NLC board of directors, to apply for endorsement from our League board of directors. Only city officials in direct member cities of NLC may apply for its board or board officer position (second vice president). The League board will endorse all membership interested in applying for NLC board, but only one member interested in applying for NLC second vice president.

NLC, Action Item
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