Jan. 8, 2015

Issue #3

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Governor Brown Releases FY 2015-16 Budget Proposal

Contains Proposals Affecting RDA Dissolution Process, Outlines Local Mandate Repayment Projections, Allocates $1 Billion in Cap and Trade Funds, and Flags Transportation Infrastructure as Major Issue

Gov. Jerry Brown held a press conference this morning to announce the details of his proposed FY 2015-16 budget. California’s economic picture remains brighter than 2010 when the state had a $26.6 billion deficit. During the 40-minute presentation and discussion with the press, the Governor maintained his call for fiscal restraint and cautioned that while the budget is balanced, “it’s not a time for exuberant overkill in our budget spending.

Revenue and Taxation, State Budget

City Officials Can Attend the Sold-Out New Mayors and Council Members’ Academy Via Webcast

Next Week’s New Mayors and Council Members’ Academy is completely sold out but the League will also offer the event via webcast. Each session during the Jan. 14-15 event will be individually broadcast so members participating online can chose the topics of most interest to their city.

Mayors and Council Members, Meetings and Events

California City Solutions: Teen CERT Program in Long Beach Builds Career Paths

This 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. Long Beach’s Teen CERT program was submitted in 2014 for the Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Public Safety
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