Sept. 10, 2015
Issue #85

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Work on Transportation Funding Solution to Continue through Joint Conference Committee after Legislature Adjourns

Fix Our Roads Coalition Remains Engaged in Effort to Fund Much Needed Road Repair and Maintenance

As the first year of the legislative session comes to a close, it is becoming apparent that there will not be an agreement on how to address the significant transportation funding shortfall. However, the special session on transportation funding will not end when legislative leaders hit their gavels to adjourn the 2015 legislative year tomorrow night. Instead, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) announced on Wednesday afternoon that they would call a conference committee on transportation which will meet this fall after the regular session.

Transportation, State Budget, Legislation

Gas Reduction Targets Removed from Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Bill

All eyes in the Capitol were tuned to the Cal Channel at 5 p.m. Wednesday for a last-minute news conference with Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles). The three gathered the Capitol Press Corps to announce that the ambitious gas reduction mandate had been taken out of De León’s SB 350. He wanted a 50 percent reduction in petroleum usage by 2030.

Environmental Quality, Climate Change, Legislation, Senate, Hot Bills, Legislation

CSCDA Issues $33.7 million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Apartment Units in Escondido

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) on Sept. 4 announced that it has issued $33.7 million in tax-exempt multifamily affordable housing bonds for the Cypress Cove Apartments in Escondido. Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship with CSCDA. This program provides a variety of public agencies and developers access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing and economic development tools.

Financial Solutions for CA Cities, Affordable Housing

Ticket Amnesty Program Informational Sessions Scheduled Next Week for Local Partners

Program Could Help Cities Recover Portion of Unpaid Ticket Fines

The Judicial Council next week will hold two webinars in preparation for the Oct. 1 launch of the statewide traffic tickets/infractions amnesty program. The webinars are for local partners, advocacy groups and other interested parties and will provide an overview of the program and available resources. Administering agencies and stakeholders will also have an opportunity to pose questions to subject matter experts.

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