Sept. 4, 2015
Issue #84

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League Supports Governor’s Transportation Funding Framework

Cities Need to Weigh in Quickly

As the legislative session entered its final week, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday released a proposed framework for a transportation deal that would bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans. The framework is built on ideas put forward by the Fix Our Roads Coalition and both legislative caucuses. It includes significant constitutional protections for new revenues, CEQA streamlining and Caltrans reforms.

Action Item, Transportation, Public Works, State Budget

League Joins Police Chiefs to Sponsor Drone Legislation

The League of California Cities® and the California Police Chiefs Association have joined forces to co-sponsor a drone bill, SB 168 (Gaines-Jackson). This bill seeks to address the hazard posed by unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, operating in flight-restricted airspace during an emergency. The bill is supported by the California Fire Chiefs Association, the California Professional Firefighters, and the California State Association of Counties.  

Senate, Hot Bills, Legislation, Public Safety, Drones

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Finances Affordable Housing Projects in Richmond, Gilroy, Escondido and Hanford

Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA). This program provides a variety of public agencies and developers access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing and economic development tools. In July and August, CSCDA issued $113 million in bonds that helped finance several affordable housing projects in several California cities.

Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Financial Solutions for Cities

CCS Partnership Focuses on Common Key Issues, Concerns at Leadership Council Meeting

The Leadership Council of the Cities Counties Schools Partnership (CCS) met on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the League of California Cities® office in Sacramento. The elected officials, executive directors and association staff joined in a discussion on Local Control Funding Formula, and the accompanying Local Control Accountability Plan, that serves as the new funding mechanism for California's K-12 students. 

Institute for Local Government, CCS Partnership

California City Solutions: Live Healthy Dublin Empowers Residents and Creates Better Quality of Life

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. Live Healthy Dublin was submitted in 2014 for the Health and Wellness Programs award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services, Parks and Recreation
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