March 26, 2015

Issue #28

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Three Counties, One City Honored with Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards

Los Angeles County Receives Top Honors

The County Engineers Association of California and the League of California Cities Public Works Officers’ Institute today announced the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards at their annual spring meeting in Newport Beach. The four winners, three counties and one city, were recognized for making extraordinary efforts to preserve and improve the overall quality of the local streets and roads system. The county of Los Angeles is the overall winner with the counties of Alameda and Santa Barbara, and the city of Coronado also winning in different categories. Full descriptions of the winning projects and finalists can be found at

Public Works Officers, Public Works, Transportation

Governor’s Budget Proposal Contains League-Supported Funding for First Responders to Hazardous Materials-Related Accidents

The League of California Cities has been carefully monitoring the transport of oil and other hazardous materials by rail since summer 2014. This issue is of importance because many cities are often first on the scene at an accident in what may require a coordinated effort between local, regional and state emergency responders in a major event.

State Budget, Public Safety

Deadline Approaching for 2015 Helen Putnam Call for Entries

Submit entries by April 9

The deadline to submit an innovative project or creative city solution for the League of California Cities 2015 Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence is just two weeks away. The League Partner-sponsored awards honor member cities for their outstanding programs and activities in 12 different categories.

Helen Putnam, CA City Solutions

ILG Launches Survey on Local Government Collaboration  

Deadline to Respond is April 15

City officials have a unique and important role in the development, resilience and success of their communities. Through collaboration and partnerships, local elected officials and staff can focus on comprehensive approaches that work across jurisdictional boundaries to increase community health, safety and well-being.

Institute for Local Government

High-Level Officials to Gather April 9 in Sacramento for Special Drought Briefing

As California continues to draw international attention for its fourth year of devastating drought, high-level state, local and federal officials will gather in Sacramento April 9 for a special 2015 drought briefing organized by the Association of California Water Agencies in partnership with other organizations. 

Water, Meetings and Events

National Travel & Tourism Week Offers Economic Development Opportunities and Inspiration

With California’s tourism industry on the cusp of unprecedented growth this year, there’s no better time to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, which this year is May 2-10. The event provides an opportunity to educate and inspire local businesses to take local destination tourism development and marketing to the next level.

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