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Register Today for the League’s November Legislative Briefing Webinar

October 10, 2014
Join the League’s team of legislative representatives on Wednesday, Nov .12 from 2–3:30 p.m. for a webinar updating members on policy developments from the 2013-14 Legislative Session.

League Offers AB 1147 (Massage Therapy Act) Implementation Webinar

October 3, 2014
AB 1147 (Bonilla) was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 19 and goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

Governor Vetoes Burdensome Collective Bargaining Measure; Authorizes IFD’s and Looks to Next Year for Partnership on Redevelopment Alternative

September 30, 2014
The waning hours until Gov. Jerry Brown’s bill-signing deadline at midnight Tuesday brought a flurry of decisions significant to cities.

Single Use Plastic Bags Now Banned Statewide for Certain Retailers

September 30, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown today, with less than 24 hours left to take action on bills, signed the nation’s first single use carryout plastic bag ban.

League Priority Bill Update, Sept. 29

September 29, 2014
Approximately 216 bills currently await Gov. Jerry Brown’s action before tomorrow’s Sept. 30 signing deadline.

NLC's 2015 Leadership and Steering Committee Appointments Process Gets Underway

September 29, 2014
The process for leadership and membership appointments to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Committees and Councils is now officially underway.

Comment Period Opens for Recently Released SGC Cap-and-Trade Funds Draft Guidelines

September 29, 2014
The Strategic Growth Council last week released preliminary draft guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program that will be funded by cap and trade auction revenues.

Governor Vetoes Bills for New Cities, Annexations

September 29, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday declined to sign bills that would have restored funding to recently incorporated cities and cities that have annexed inhabited areas.

NLC Webinar Nov. 7: Prepare for the Last Days of the 113th Congress

September 29, 2014
After the dust has settled from the 2014 midterm elections, hear from the National League of Cities’ staff on what cities can expect from the upcoming lame duck session of Congress in a webinar on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 a.m.

Cities Encouraged to Provide Input to Air Resources Board on Cap-and-Trade Transportation Projects

September 29, 2014
The FY 2014-15 state budget provides funding from the state’s share of Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds for low carbon transportation projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions primarily in disadvantaged communities.

League Priority Bill Update

September 26, 2014
Approximately 450 bills currently await Gov. Jerry Brown's action before the fast-approaching Sept. 30 signing deadline.

National League of Cities and League of California Cities Executive Directors Invite California City Officials to Upcoming NLC Meeting in Austin, TX

September 26, 2014
The National League of Cities (NLC) annual Congress of Cities conference is less than two months away and will be held Nov. 19-22 in Austin, Texas.

The Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum is Back

September 26, 2014
The League of California Cities is excited to announce the return of the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2014 Municipal Finance Institute

September 26, 2014
Why should you register your city’s fiscal officers for the 2014 Municipal Finance Institute, Dec. 3-4 in Monterey?

California City Solutions: Irvine’s Public-Private Partnership Contributes to Development of Master Urban Planning

September 26, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

September 26, 2014
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week announced a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition.

Coalition of Business, Planning, Anti-Poverty, Affordable Housing, Local Government Groups Support AB 2280 (Alejo) Providing Cities with Redevelopment Option

September 25, 2014
An unlikely coalition has joined the League in calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the tax increment financing and community economic development bill AB 2280 (Alejo).

Citing Climate Issues, Local Solar Processing Mandate Bill Signed

September 23, 2014
On Saturday Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2188 (Muratsuchi), which requires cities and counties to create a separate permitting and inspection process specifically for residential solar installations of less than 10 kilowatts.

GO-Biz to Host Regional Workshops on How Businesses Can Apply for the California Competes Tax Credit

September 23, 2014
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will be hosting 11 free regional workshops and two online webinars on how to apply for the California Competes Tax Credit.

Governor Signs Film and Television Tax Credit Bill; Action on Historic Preservation and New Markets Tax Credit Bills Pending

September 22, 2014
Last Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a historic bill by Assembly Members Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra, both of Los Angeles, which will encourage more film and television production throughout California.
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