July 31, 2015
Issue #73

Editor's Note

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Congress Acts on Short-Term Extension of Transportation Reauthorization

Longer-Term Fix Still in the Works

There has recently been a flurry of activity in Congress to adopt a long-term transportation authorization before the current MAP-21 authorization expires today. In the end, they were only able to agree to a short-term, three-month extension. But negotiations continue on the larger package.

Federal, Transportation

Apply Now for an Intensive Training Opportunity on Managing and Reusing Distressed and Vacant Properties

Letters of interest are now being accepted for the 2016 Community Progress Leadership Institute. This intensive, four-day leadership workshop helps local and state leaders focus on strategies for managing and reusing distressed and vacant properties.

Economic Development, Environmental Quality

Cities Encouraged to Comment on Prop. 1 Economically Distressed Area Instructions and Mapping Tool Draft

Workshop Scheduled Aug. 26, Comments due Aug. 28

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has opened its public comment period for the recently released draft version of its Proposition 1 Economically Distressed Area (EDA) Instructions and Mapping Tool.

Water, Action Item, Meetings and Events

Register Today for the League’s Legislative Briefing Webinar on Aug. 11

Registration Deadline Aug. 7

Join the League’s Legislative team for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against when the Legislature returns from its summer recess. The Summer Break/End of Session webinar is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events
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