May 29, 2015
Issue #54

Editor's Note

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Budget Committees Finish Work, Negotiations to Continue in Joint Conference Committee

Placeholder Language on Redevelopment Proposal Included

The Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday adopted the FY 2015-16 budget reports from its budget subcommittees by a vote of 15-8, moving it to the full joint-house Budget Conference Committee. The Senate took this action last Friday.

Assembly, Senate, Legislation, State Budget

Update: 2015 League Hot and Priority Bill Status; Transportation, Housing Bills Move to Floor

Three League of California Cities-supported bills that together could provide billions of dollars for much-needed maintenance of city streets and millions more for affordable housing programs passed out of Appropriations on Thursday during suspense hearings upon adjournment of session.

Assembly, Senate, Legislation, Hot Bills

Future CalPERS Rate Increases Being Studied to Manage Fund Risk and Volatility

Don’t Miss This CalPERS Webinar Next Week to Learn More

City officials who have just stretched to accommodate the current round of CalPERS rate increases into their FY 20015-16 budgets are STRONGLY urged to tune in next week for a CalPERS webinar explaining the options the CalPERS Board of Administration is studying to reduce risk and volatility in the fund. Both strategies are intended to ensure the long-term sustainability of the fund and will have impacts to member and employer contributions in the future. It is important to note that taking no action may pose an even higher risk of rate increases in the future.

Pension, Aciton Item, Meetings and Events

One Week Left to Submit 2016 City Managers Department Meeting Session Proposals

Proposals due by June 5

The deadline to submit a request for a session proposal for the 2016 City Managers Department Meeting is fast approaching. Don’t miss this opportunity to present to this important group during their annual meeting being held Feb. 3-5, 2016 in Indian Wells. 

City Managers, Meetings and Events, Action Items

New Federal Water Rules Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday announced new water rules that enhance and clarify protections under the Clean Water Act. The goal is to curtail pollution in streams, rivers, and wetlands. California already has some of the nation’s most stringent environmental protection regulations. However, the new rule could expand the number of waterways covered by the federal Clean Water Act.

Water, Federal

California City Solutions: Palm Springs Becomes Bike-Friendly with New Infrastructure

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. Palm Spring’s Bicycle-Friendly Community was submitted in 2014 for the Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Infrastructure, Public Works, Transportation
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