December 20, 2013

Issue #123

Editor's Note

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Bipartisan Federal Budget Deal Reached, But the Devil is in the Details

On the heels of receiving approval from the House of Representatives last week, the 2014 federal budget proposal passed the Senate yesterday with bipartisan support. The plan is now pending before President Barack Obama where it is all but certain to receive his signature.


CalPERS Board Reviews Actuarial Report, Upcoming Changings May Affect Employer Rates

Register for Jan. 9 Webinar to Learn More

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Finance and Administration Committee met on Dec. 17 when Chief Actuary Alan Milligan presented the results of the recent “experience study” that examined prior actuarial assumptions compared to actual experience.

City Manager, Fiscal Officers, Administrative Services, Meetings & Events

Massage Regulation Webinar Scheduled Jan. 16

The League invites members to participate in a free webinar on Thursday, Jan. 16 on SB 731 (Oropeza), the 2008 legislation that crated voluntary certification for massage therapists. SB 731 created some negative effects on cities including the overconcentration of establishments, human trafficking, prostitution, and the inability of local jurisdictions to regulate the industry.

Land Use, Public Safety, Meetings & Events

Planning Commissioner Academy Registration Now Open

If you’re a new planning commissioner, director or staff member looking for education on fundamental topics on city planning or a seasoned professional interested in updates on current planning and land use issues facing cities, register for the 2014 Planning Commissioner Academy, March 26–28, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.

Planning, Land Use, Housing, Meetings & Events

Registration Is Now Open for Feb. 7 Municipal Law Institute’s Symposium

Presented by the Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities® and the California Constitution Center of UC Berkeley School of Law, the symposium features the local government as employer, and will focus on personnel and labor relations issues specific to public entities.

City Attorneys, Meetings & Events
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