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Have an idea for a 2021 Planning Commissioners Academy session? Submit it today!

January 15, 2021
Did you know that over 95 percent of the League of California Cities’ educational programming comes directly from our open calls for proposals?

Legislature reconvenes as hundreds of city officials gather virtually to hammer out Cal Cities legislative policy recommendations

January 13, 2021
Lawmakers returned to Sacramento Jan. 11 to kick off a new legislative session, a week later than planned due to COVID-19 concerns, and on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $227.2 billion budget proposal for FY 2021-22 released on Jan. 8.

Proposed 2021-22 State Budget includes investment in climate resiliency, but limited direct funding for cities

January 13, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sweeping $227 billion proposed 2021-22 State Budget includes a number of climate resiliency-related items, ranging from wildfire preparedness to electric vehicle deployment. 

City Managers Conference schedule now available — Register today!

January 13, 2021
Cal Cities is gearing up for the City Managers Conference! Join your fellow California city managers online for timely topics of importance to city leaders and peer-to-peer connections.

Join the Rural City Information Exchange

January 13, 2021
Cal Cities’ Rural City Information Exchange is a valuable platform, created by the board of directors in June 2019, as a forum for rural cities to share challenges, ideas, and best practices specifically geared to their communities.

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Jan. 7-13

January 13, 2021
The California Department of Public Health announced on Jan. 12 that effective immediately, the Greater Sacramento region meets the criteria to exit the regional stay-at-home-order. 

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $187.5 million in tax-exempt bonds for two projects through newly created workforce housing funding program

January 13, 2021
​Affordable housing properties have been acquired for middle-income residents in the cities of Carson and Anaheim from the issuance of $187.5 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA). 

Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 State Budget prioritizes funding to support COVID-19 recovery effort, but lacks significant fiscal support for cities

January 8, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Friday a record-breaking $227.2 billion budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year. 


That’s a wrap! The end of 2020 was chock full of virtual learning for California city officials

January 6, 2021
Hundreds of city clerks, finance directors, and their staff virtually attended the League of California Cities’ premiere educational events in December to learn about important and breaking topics relevant to their city roles and connect with peers to exchange industry best practices.

​Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $27.3 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Merced

January 6, 2021
New affordable housing for low-income residents in the City of Merced will be constructed with funding from the issuance of $27.3 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

State commission finalizes rules for reimbursement to local governments for certain costs associated with anti-racial profiling law

January 6, 2021
The California Commission on State Mandates finalized the instructions for claiming reimbursement last month for certain costs related to sections of the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015.

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Dec. 30-Jan. 6

January 6, 2021
Nearly 40 million Californians remain under the state’s regional stay-at-home order, to further prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoid overwhelming hospitals so that more people may receive care. 

Registration open for the 2021 New Mayors and Council Members Academy!

January 5, 2021
New mayors and council members have a tremendous opportunity to learn the ropes of elected office and to connect with peers during four days of educational sessions at the virtual League of California Cities 2021 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Jan. 21–22 and Jan. 28–29, 2021. 

Register now! League of California Cities 2021 City Managers Conference

December 21, 2020
The League of California Cities is gearing up for the 2021 City Managers Conference, Feb. 1, 3, and 5. 

California Supreme Court will Hear California Voting Rights Act Challenge to Santa Monica’s At-Large Elections System

December 11, 2020
In July, Cal Cities reported that an appellate court found no merit to a lawsuit challenging the City of Santa Monica’s at-large elections system under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). However, the plaintiffs appealed and the California Supreme Court recently agreed to review the case.

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Dec. 2-9

December 9, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the launch of CA Notify, a new digital tool designed to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. 

Final SB 1383 regulations now available on CalRecycle’s website

December 8, 2020
On Nov. 3, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) received a Notice of Approval of Regulatory Action from the Office of Administrative Law on SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants regulations. 

Call for entries open for 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads projects

December 8, 2020
Now is your city’s chance to highlight a street or road infrastructure project or program that has demonstrated a significant improvement in your community’s street system. 

Cal Cities Coastal Cities Group to meet with California Coastal Commission at upcoming Local Government Workshop

December 8, 2020
The California Coastal Commission is hosting a Local Government Workshop Dec. 17, to discuss sea level rise and implementation of the Joint Statement on Adaptation Planning, which was adopted by the Commission in November 2020. 
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