Dec. 8, 2017
Issue #81

Editor's Note

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League Board Establishes Legislative Goals for 2018

Organization’s Long-Term Strategic Planning Process Underway

The League Board of Directors, as well as the leaders of the League’s divisions, departments, policy committees and diversity caucuses, met in Santa Cruz late last week to review the organization’s 2017 accomplishments and adopt legislative goals for 2018. The annual League Leaders event is an opportunity for the organization to reflect on the year’s work and look forward. The goals established build upon the successes of prior years and set a course for the organization as it continues to serve as the leading voice of California cities. League President Rich Garbarino, council member, South San Francisco, led the 160 League leaders in attendance through the goal-setting process.

Board, Meetings and Events

Hundreds of California City Officials Call on California Members of Congress to Save SALT and Key Economic Development Tool

Hundreds of California city officials today sent a letter urging California members of Congress to support a proposal from U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) to improve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). Provisions in the proposal would preserve the state and local tax deduction (SALT) and protect the tax-exempt status of Private Activity Bonds.

Federal, Revenue and Taxation, Action Item

Energy Upgrade California Program Encourages Cities to “Do Your Thing”

Energy Upgrade California is calling on cities to help educate their residents and businesses about energy conservation. Sponsored by the California Public Utilities Commission, the “Do Your Thing” campaign is part of an effort to support California on its quest to double energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent before 2030. The program is part of a statewide marketing, education and outreach initiative to promote energy management concepts, energy efficiency actions and clean energy opportunities for the state’s residents and businesses.

League Partners, Action Item, Board

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $27 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Fresno

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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