Aug. 14, 2015
Issue #76

Editor's Note

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The League and Cities Gear up for Legislature’s Return on Aug. 17

Cities Encouraged to Remain Vigilant for Gut-and-Amends, Contact Legislators, Engage on Top Bills

When legislators are back in the Capitol on Monday, they will have just four weeks — until Sept. 11 — to complete their work for the first year of the two-year 2015-16 legislative session. The League this week has been preparing for the end of session with the Fix Our Roads Coalition press briefing on transportation funding on Monday followed by Tuesday’s two-hour webinar with member cities on priority bills. Cities will be called upon in these final weeks to help the League advocate on a range of issues including transportation, medical marijuana, drones, redevelopment, economic development, Cap-and-Trade revenues, affordable housing funding, waste disposal, water and elections.

Hot Bills, Legislation, Assembly, Senate, Action Item, Redevelopment, Transportation, Marijuana Regulation

Major Bills Still in Play as Legislature’s Deadline Looms

The Legislature reconvenes on Monday with 26 days left to act on proposed legislation. Bills it does not act upon by Sept. 11 will become two-year bills and can be revisited next year. The following is a list of bills on which the League continues to advocate. Cities should continue submitting letters regarding bills in which they have an interest.

Hot Bills, Legislation, Assembly, Senate

California City Solutions: Innovative Community Involvement Plans Future of Mill Valley

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. The Mill Valley 2040 General Plan Update was submitted in 2014 for the Enhancing Public Trust, Ethics, and Community Involvement award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services, Land Use

Learn How to Build Financial Strength and Sustainability with Sessions at League’s Annual Conference

Attending the League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo can be one of the wisest investments your city makes. What you learn will directly benefit your constituents. Take a peek at a few of the sessions we are offering this year.

Meetings and Events

Revising Sign Ordinances after Reed v. Town of Gilbert Webinar on Aug. 19

In Reed v. Town of Gilbert the Supreme Court ruled that Gilbert's sign code violates the First Amendment.

Legal Updates, Meetings and Events

NLC to Host Regional Resilience Leadership Workshop in Southern California

The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with Esri, is hosting a Resilience Leadership Workshop on Sept. 21-22 in Redlands for municipalities in Southern California. This workshop will focus on the connection between resilient infrastructure, civic data, and effective community engagement. The primary goal is to help bring the latest tools and planning practices into the mainstream to the benefit of communities of any size. Going beyond climate-related disasters, the workshop will demonstrate how local leaders can use these tools to improve the environmental, economic, and social vitality of their communities.

Meetings and Events, NLC
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