|Dec. 18, 2014
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Revises Local Hire and Medical Marijuana Policies in Addition to AppropriationsAfter some controversy, Congress passed the FY 2015 appropriations package last weekend. The $1.092 billion, 1,603 page package includes 11 out of the 12 annual appropriations bills. The twelfth appropriations bill, which funds the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was excluded so that next year the new Republican-controlled Congress can formulate a strong response to President Barack Obama’s executive order on illegal immigration. However, Congress did pass a continuing resolution to keep DHS funded through Feb. 27, 2015.
announced in early December that he would take his oath of office on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 and combine his inauguration with the annual state of the state address. Legislators will also be returning to the Capitol that day to begin legislative business for the 2015-16 session after being sworn in on Monday, Dec. 1.
Special Election for Open At-Large PositionsThe Executive Committee of the League of California Cities invites applications from elected officials interested in serving in one of three recently vacated at-large director positions on the board of directors. Two of the at-large positions have two-year terms; one has a one-year term. This unprecedented number of vacancies on the 49-member board arose from the recent election of one at-large director to the position of League second vice president, the election of another director to the NLC board of directors, and the end of the third at-large director’s city term of office.
overturn the plastic bag ban signed earlier this year by Gov. Jerry Brown are closing in on the final weeks of signature collection to qualify a referendum for the 2016 ballot.
2015 Municipal Law Institute Symposium that will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The one-day symposium is presented by the Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities® and the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law.
Meetings and Events
California City Solutions: Rancho Cordova Helps Build Largest Free Kids Health Event in the Sacramento RegionThis story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2014 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Rancho Cordova’s Kids Day in the Park was submitted in 2014 for the Health and Wellness Programs award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Parks and Recreation
Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released a Notice of Funding Availability for nearly $35 million in Housing-Related Parks (HRP) program funding for the 2014 Designated Program Year (DPY). The final deadline to file applications for funding is Feb. 5, 2015.
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