Nov. 3, 2017
Issue #78

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Congress Unveils Federal Tax Plan Eliminating State and Local Tax Deductions

Yesterday, House Republican leadership released the full details on its long-awaited tax reform plan, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Among other items, the bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, lowers the corporate tax rate and doubles the standard deduction while eliminating most deductions, including the deductibility of state and local income and sales taxes. The plan would cap the deduction for property taxes.


Fix Our Roads Coalition Holds Press Conference in Dublin Highlighting Projects Underway from New SB 1 Funding

City and county officials joined Caltrans, business, labor and transportation group representatives on Wednesday, Nov. 1 for a news conference in Dublin to highlight transportation projects made possible with SB 1 funding.

Transportation, Meetings and Events, Public Works, Grants and Funding

Call for Entries Open for Outstanding City Street Projects

Nominations due Jan. 10

The Save California Streets Coalition has opened the nomination period for its annual Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Awards Program. Submissions should highlight a street infrastructure project or program that has demonstrated a significant improvement in your community’s street system. The coalition comprises a number of organizations including the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties.

Public Works, Transportation, Action Item

City Managers’ Department Call for Distinct Award Nominations is Now Open

Deadline to Submit Applications is Dec. 5

The League of California Cities®’ City Managers’ Department is now accepting nominations for prestigious awards presented annually to distinguished members of the department.

Action Item, City Managers

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $2.5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Camarillo

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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