|May 13, 2015
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Assembly Bill that Re-Establishes RDA Tool for Disadvantaged Communities Clears Key Legislative Hurdle
AB 2 Passes Assembly, Moves to SenateThe Assembly on Monday passed AB 2 (Alejo and Garcia) on a 63-13 vote. This League-supported legislation would create a new tool for economic development and affordable housing for California’s poorest and disadvantaged communities. Its passage on the Assembly Floor by a significant margin reflects legislative realization that California’s most struggling communities need additional tools that can spur much-needed revitalization.
Assembly, Redevelopment, Successor Agencies, Economic Development, Revenue and Taxation
Bankruptcy Judge Rejects Challenge to Stop City from Making Pension PaymentsThe city of San Bernardino on Thursday is expected to present its bankruptcy exit plan to the San Bernardino City Council. This action will come on the heels of U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to block the city from making its full pension payments to CalPERS. May 30 is the deadline for the city to file its plan with Judge Jury.
Pensions, Employee Relations, Revenue and Taxation
Assembly, Compensation, Open Government
Assembly Local Government Committee Votes to Remove Local Authority to Regulate People Living in Vehicles
AB 718 (Chu) Passes 7-1 and Moves to Assembly FloorWith a vast majority of legislators having a background in local government, current city officials watch to see how that local government experience bears on legislators decisions in the Capitol. Often that background is on the forefront of the minds of legislators but sometimes they take action without fully analyzing the affect state policies have at the local level. The passage today of AB 718 (Chu) by the Assembly Local Government Committee is an example of well-intended legislation that is passed before there is sufficient review of local impacts.
Land Use, Assembly, Affordable Housing
Planning and Community Development, Meetings and Events
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