Action Center

Action Center

Welcome to the Action Center, where you can find a list of current legislative proposals that need your advocacy! 

The League of California Cities is its strongest when joined by the voices of members and coalition partners. The League's legislative and regional public affairs teams are here to work hand-in-hand with members to protect local control and stand up for city interests.
 
Should you have any questions or would like to recieve a copy of the Action Alert, please contact your Regional Public Affairs Manager.

We appreciate your support!

*** NOTE ***
The Legislature has a new letter submission process that requires
ALL LETTERS TO BE UPLOADED INTO A NEW ELECTRONIC PORTAL.
The portal will automatically send letters to the author’s office and the committee(s) of jurisdiction.

  1. Please visit https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/advocates/ to create an account and upload this letter. If you are having difficulty accessing the portal, please contact Carly at our office cshelby@cacities.org 916-658-8279.
  2. In addition to submitting the letter through the portal, please send a physical copy to your Legislator(s), and continue to send a copy by email to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, and the League’s city letter account (cityletters@cacities.org).

 

Current Action Requests:

SUPPORT  ACA 1 (Aguiar-Curry) Local Governemtn Financing: Affordable Housing and Public Infrustructure. Voter Approval.
Reduces the local vote threshold for local bonds and taxes to invest in infrastructure and affordable housing from 2/3rds to 55 percent.
Sample City Letter

SUPPORT  AB 213 (Reyes) Annexation Financing.
Restores funding to 140 cities that lost funds following the annexation of inhabited territory; reestablishes previous fiscal incentives for cities that annex inhabited territory.
Sample City Letter

OPPOSE  AB 516 (Chiu) Authority to Remove Vehicles
Eliminates the ability for cities and law enforcement to adequately enforce state and local vehicle violations. Specifically, the bill would eliminate the ability for cities and law enforcement to 1) “immobilize,” or place a boot on a vehicle, for motorists who ignore paying five or more parking tickets, 2) remove vehicles with expired registration that are operating illegally; and 3) remove vehicles in violation of parking time restrictions.
Sample City Letter

SUPPORT AB 1080 (Gonzalez)/SB 54 (Allen) California Circular Economy and Plastic 
Seeks to reduce 75% of single use plastic packaging and products sold in California by 2030 and require all single use plastics and packaging sold in the state to be recyclable or compostable by 2030. The bill also requires CalRecycle to develop a scoping plan to achieve this goal.
AB 1080 Sample Letter
SB 54 Sample Letter
 

OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED AB 1763 (Chiu) Density Bonus. Affordable Housing.
Greatly expands existing Density Bonus Law by requiring, at the request of a developer, for 100 percent affordable housing projects, a city or county must award an 80 percent density bonus and four incentives and concessions.  For 100 percent affordable housing projects within one-half mile of a major transit stop or high quality bus corridor, a city or county would be required to allow unlimited density, four incentives and concessions, and up to three additional stories.
Sample City Letter

SUPPORT  SB 5 (Beall/McGuire) Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program.
Creates a local-state partnership to provide up to $2 billion annually to fund state-approved affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development projects that also support state policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand transit oriented development (TOD), address poverty, and revitalize neighborhoods.  This measure restores RDA-type ongoing financing for these important projects.
Sample City Letter

OPPOSE  SB 266 (Leyva) Public Employees' Retirement System: Disallowed compensation: benefit adjustments
Requires a public agency to pay directly from its General Fund any shortfall of a benefit should CalPERS determine that a retiree or their beneficiary has received disallowed compensation.  Additionally, the measure would permit the retiree to determine if they would like to receive one lump sum of the projected amortized amount of the benefit or force the agency to pay a monthly annuity from its general fund. 
Sample City Letters

OPPOSE  SB 330 (Skinner) Housing Crisis Act of 2019
Declares a statewide housing crisis and for a five-year period, freezing nearly all development related fees once a developer submits a “preliminary” application, including essential project specific fees. Developers would have up to 2 1/2 years to begin construction and not be subject to any new fee.  
Sample City Letter

SUPPORT  SB 344 (McGuire) UUT Prepaid Mobile Telephony Collection. 
Grants a one-year extension of a sunset date to the Local Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services Collection Act (Local Prepaid MTS) until January 1, 2021.  104 cities and counties benefit from this program, which has generated approximately $24 million since its inception.
Sample City Letter 

OPPOSE SB 542 (Stern) Workers' Compensation.
Creates a new presumption for post-traumatic stress disorder within the workers’ compensation system for police and fire personnel.
Sample City Letter

OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED  SB 592 (Wiener) Housing Accountability Act.
Expands the Housing Accountability Act (HAA) to include ministerial projects and ministerial permits, and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
Sample City Letter

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