Sept. 16, 2014

Issue #83

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Governor Signs Groundwater Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed the state’s first comprehensive groundwater legislation, ending the era of unlimited pumping in California. Before the passage of AB 1739 (Dickinson), SB 1168 (Pavley) and SB 1319 (Pavley), California had stood alone among western states in it its lack of meaningful groundwater management rules.

Water, Legislation

Registration Remains Open for Wednesday’s Sober Living Facilities Webinar

There is still time to sign up to participate in an informative webinar on sober living facilities in residential communities. The 90-minute webinar will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10:00 a.m. and will feature an expert panel who will present and then take questions from participants.

Meetings and Events, Housing

Register Soon to Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration Rate for NLC’s Congress of Cities

Early Bird Rate Deadline Sept. 30

The early bird deadline to register for the National League Cities’ (NLC) annual Congress of Cities and Exposition is approaching Sept. 30. This is NLC’s 90th Anniversary of the conference and its shaping up to be big, bold and perfectly adapted to the needs of today’s local elected officials and staff. NLC will be celebrating its anniversary of the conference with a distinguished history and legacy while looking toward the future, with content designed around the theme “The Future of Cities.”

Meetings and Events, NLC

Free Webinar Available Sept. 18 on Rule Regulating GHGs from Existing Power Plants Under Clean Air Act

The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) is hosting a webinar on Sept. 18 from 10-11 a.m. examining the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed rule to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. This webinar will provide a focused look at legal issues raised within the proposed rule and its implementation for states and local governments. 

Meetings and Events, Greenhouse Gases

Announcement of 2014 TIGER Grants Shows Demand for Greater Transportation Investment

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) would provide $600 million for 72 transportation projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia from its 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), TIGER Discretionary Grant program.

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