April 17, 2015
Issue #37

Editor's Note

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Legislative Bills in Committee: April 20-24

With the Legislature’s policy committees now in full swing, the League will begin regularly updating members on upcoming hearings on bills of interest to cities. A full listing of Senate and Assembly hearings is available online. Hearing times are subject to change.

Legislative Hearings, Assembly, Senate

CalPERS Seeks Comments on Designating the Decision in Compensation Earnings Matter as Precedential

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Legal Office is requesting public comments from contracting agencies in regards to a proposed decision issued by an Administrative Law Judge that was adopted by the CalPERS’ board on Dec. 12, 2012.

Pension, Compensation

California and Other State’s Economies Gain through Exports Says Federal Report

California Boasted 775,320 Export-Connected Jobs in 2014

American exports one of the most integral components to the U.S. economy as a whole and that of each of the 50 states. The United States of Trade provides a comprehensive state-by-state analysis of how exports support domestic job creation. Released on Thursday, April 9 by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Commerce Peny Pritzker, the report also details the number businesses selling their products overseas. An associated interactive map breaks down the data for each state along with small and medium business success stories from each state. The California economy, with the largest gross domestic product in the United States, is robust thanks in large part to the significant amount of products California-based businesses send to the global marketplace. 


Wear Jeans on April 29 in Solidarity to Protest Sexual Violence

Event Coincides with the League’s Legislative Action Day

Each year in the Capitol scores of normally suit-clad legislators, staff and lobbyists, leave their formal attire at home and instead wear denim. April 29 is not casual Friday. Denim Day is a day during Sexual Assault Awareness Month when people all over the world wear jeans as a way to protest what some allege can lead to sexual assault. The League is hosting its annual Legislative Action Day the same day and city officials traveling to Sacramento are encouraged to wear denim in support of this global effort. The League’s officers, board of directors and staff will all be in jeans.

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