Nov. 19, 2014

Issue #108

Editor's Note

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2015 League Strategic Direction Set

Meeting Nov. 13-14, 2014 in Sacramento, approximately 100 leaders of the League’s divisions, departments, policy committees, diversity groups and board of directors participated in an interactive workshop to develop and set the League’s 2015 strategic goals. The workshop involved city officials from throughout California and built on the success of prior years and charted some new courses for 2015 as well.


Sacramento Bee Reports on the Decisions by Two Cities in Bankruptcy to Remain in CalPERS

Sacramento Bee reporter Dale Kasler filed a story on Tuesday examining recent decisions by the cities of Stockton and San Bernardino to pay CalPERS and continue in the retirement system. Although Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Christopher Klein had previously ruled in the Stockton bankruptcy that cities in bankruptcy can reduce payments to CalPERS, Judge Klein recently confirmed Stockton’s bankruptcy plan that provides for continuing payments in full.


2015 New Mayors and Council Members Academy Registration Now Open

The position of mayor or council member is one that comes with many responsibilities. Did your city fill either of these positions in this month’s elections? Taking on this role can seem a bit daunting to these newly elected officials but the League of California Cities is prepared to help your mayors and council members acquire all the skills they need to hit the ground running. 

Mayors and Council Members, Meetings and Events

City Managers’ Department Accepting Applications for Three Distinct Awards

Deadline to Submit Applications is Friday, Dec. 5

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

City Managers

It's Time to Submit 2015 Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Do you have an idea for a session or speaker that will bring the League of California Cities Annual Conference to the next level? Is there a key session that you felt was missing from this year’s schedule? Submit a session proposal for the 2015 Annual Conference and Expo, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in San Jose and help educate over 1,800 local elected officials, city department directors, staff, and decision makers.

Meetings and Events

HUD Announces Grant Funding Availability for Choice Neighborhood Implementation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced approximately $76 million available for its FY2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants. Individual grant awards may be for up to a maximum of $30,000,000.

Grants and Funding
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