July 2, 2015
Issue #65

Editor's Note

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Bills in Committee: July 6-10

Policy committees are in full swing with just two more weeks before the Legislature adjourns on July 17. Both houses return on Aug. 17 for the final weeks of the 2015 legislative session that ends on Sept. 11. The League will be engaged on several bills during the week of July 6-10, many of them Hot. Cities are encouraged to weigh in on these bills.

Assembly, Senate, Legislation, Hot Bills

California City Solutions: Eureka Offers Free Summer Camp for Low-Income Families

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. Eureka’s Camp Cooper was submitted in 2014 for the Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services

Water Conservation Reaches Almost 29 Percent throughout California for the Month of May

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on Wednesday announced that compared with May 2013, urban water usage is down 28.9 percent. This encouraging news reflects efforts being made by Californians to save water with the state in its fourth year of drought.


SCG Awards $122 Million in Affordable, Transit-Friendly Housing Grants and Loans

First Round of Shovel Ready, Transformative Investment Projects to Combat Climate Change

The California Strategic Growth Council (SCG) on Tuesday approved $121.9 million in competitive grants and loans to 28 housing and transit-friendly infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Affordable Housing, Cap-and-Trade, Greenhouse Gases, Grants and Funding

CTC Awards $224 Million in Transit and Intercity Rail Grants

First Round of Public Transportation Investments to Combat Climate Change

The California State Transportation Agency (CTC) on Tuesday announced the 2015 recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. These climate investments are funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s Cap-and-Trade auctions.

Grants and Funding, Transportation, Cap-and-Trade, Greenhouse Gases

Mayors and Council Members Department Accepting Applications for Second Vice President

Apply by Aug. 7

The Mayors and Council Members Department of the League of California Cities® is seeking enthusiastic, committed elected officials interested in becoming the department’s second vice president. This is a one-year term and the vacancy will be filled at the Annual Conference in San Jose in September.

Mayors and Council Members, Action Item

Reminder: 2016 Planning Commissioners Academy Session Proposals Due by July 15

Do you want to help build the 2016 Planning Commissioners Academy program? Do you have an idea for a new session that will inspire and motivate our attendees? Maybe you know of a colleague that would be an excellent speaker? 

Planning and Community Development, Meetings and Events

Help Shape the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute, Session Proposals Due by July 23

Do you want to help build the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute program? Do you have an idea for a new session that will inspire and motivate our attendees? Do you know a colleague who isan excellent speaker? 

Public Works Officers, Meetings and Events

GO-Biz Launches New California Business Portal: A One-Stop-Shop Website for Business Owners

BusinessPortal.ca.gov Consolidates Information on Starting a Business, State Permits and Regulations, Incentives and More

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) this week launched its California Business Portal, a one-stop-shop website for business owners looking for information and assistance. The new portal is designed to meet the needs of the business community with better online tools and contains information to business owners on starting a new business, permits and licenses, incentives, local resources and more.

Economic Development
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