June 19, 2015
Issue #60

Editor's Note

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RDA Trailer Bill Finally in Print as AB 113

League Continues to Maintain Oppose, Unless Amended Position on Divisive Measure Containing Provisions that Break Promises to Cities 

Since January when the Administration’s Redevelopment Dissolution “simplification” proposal first emerged the League has been trying to advocate for and protect the interests of cities across a broad swath of issues. Regrettably legislators are now being presented with a divisive proposal that is less about “simplification” and more about reversing existing laws and court decisions, while offering offsetting special beneficial provisions and carve outs.

Economic Development, Redevelopment, Legislation, Revenue and Taxation, State Budget

Cities Fare Well as Legislature Approves Final FY 2015-16 Budget

The Legislature held a rare Friday session today to debate and ultimately adopt the final bills of the FY 2015-16 state budget package.

State Budget, Revenue and Taxation, Legislation, Assembly, Senate

Bills in Committee: June 22-26

The Legislature is still working on the FY 2015-16 budget. It also has four weeks before adjourning for the month-long summer recess on July 17. Between now and then, policy committees will be busy hearing bills and moving them through the process.

Assembly, Senate, Hot Bills, Legislation

California City Solutions: Santa Maria’s Code Compliance Officers Walk and Talk with Residents

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. Santa Maria’s Walk and Talk program was submitted in 2014 for the Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services, Ethics

League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

Each year the League of California Cities’® board of directors invites membership interested in running for National League of Cities’ (NLC) board of directors or for second vice president of the NLC board of directors, to apply for endorsement from our League board of directors. Only city officials in direct member cities of NLC may apply for its board or board officer position (second vice president). The League board will endorse all membership interested in applying for NLC board, but only one member interested in applying for NLC second vice president. 

NLC, Board

U.S. Supreme Court’s Sign Case May Require Altering Sign Codes Nationwide 

Webinar Will be Held in the Future to Provide More Details

In Reed v. Town of Gilbert the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that Gilbert’s Sign Code, which treats various categories of signs differently based on the information they convey, violates the First Amendment. The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) filed an amicus brief in this case arguing that Reed’s argument, if adopted by the Court, will render sign codes unconstitutional nationwide.

NLC, Legal Updates
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