Sept. 20, 2017
Issue #68

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Governor’s Action Pending on Bills Impacting Cities

Cities Should Send Signature and Veto Requests Now

Late last week — while many city officials were visiting Sacramento for the League of California Cities® Annual Conference — the Legislature was churning through bills before adjournment of the 2017 legislative session on Friday, Sept. 15. Now it is Gov. Jerry Brown’s turn to decide whether to sign or veto the hundreds of bills on his desk by midnight Oct. 15.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Action Item

End of Session Signature/Veto Requests Webinar Scheduled for Sept. 21

The League’s legislative team will host a webinar on Sept. 21 to review top priority bills that cities will need to advocate Gov. Jerry Brown on as he reviews legislation.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events

Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Legislation Signed

On Sept. 16, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two bills that spend Cap-and-Trade revenues in FY 2017–18. Revenues from Cap-and-Trade auctions are deposited into the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), which have been appropriated on an annual basis. AB 109 (Ting) and AB 134 contained this year’s GGRF appropriations.

Cap and Trade, Environmental Quality, Legislation, Hot Bills

League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program Holding Summit on Oct. 18 in Sacramento

Additional summit next week in Poway

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 Oct. 18 in Sacramento. 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, Meetings and Events

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Lindsay

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, Meetings and Events

Free Municipal Law Webinar Series from Best Best & Krieger LLP

Best Best & Krieger LLP is offering a series of free webinars on the legal issues that matter most to California cities, including telecommunications, marijuana regulation, pension benefits, prevailing wage requirements and more.

Legal Updates, Meetings and Events
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