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CalPERS Board Approves Alternative No. 2 for Combining Risk Sharing Pools

May 23, 2014
The CalPERS Board of Administration on Wednesday approved the recommendation of its Finance and Administration Committee risk pool consolidation recommendation of the CalPERS actuary staff (Alternative 2).

League Advocates for Continued Local Flexibility at SB 375 Implementation Progress Hearing

May 23, 2014
The League testified on behalf of its membership at a Senate Transportation and Housing Committee informational hearing last week focused on assessing the progress of implementing the provisions and intent of SB 375 (Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008).

California City Solutions: Community Involvement Key to Success of Rancho Cucamonga’s Freedom Courtyard

May 23, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Oracle Products, Services and Solutions Now Available Through U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance

May 23, 2014
The League of California Cities is excited to announce that DLT Solutions has been awarded a three-year contract to provide Oracle products, services and solutions through U.S. Communities.

ILG Offers Public Engagement and Technology Webinar and New Resources

May 23, 2014
Most cities and counties make engaging the public a top priority, but there’s always room to enhance these programs.

Cities Urged to Support Cap-and-Trade Proposal that would Fund Transportation, Affordable Housing and GHG Reduction

May 21, 2014
The final FY 2014-15 state budget is likely to contain allocations of Cap-and-Trade revenues and it is critical that cities communicate their support for the dedication of funding for sustainable communities strategies implementation and affordable housing immediately.

Free Federal Issues Webinar for League Members Next Wednesday

May 21, 2014
Join the League’s federal legislative team for a review of the top federal issues that will impact local governments and an update on the federal transportation reauthorization.

Apply Now for Federal CalHome Program Funds

May 21, 2014
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced a CalHome Program notice of funding availability (NOFA) of $43 million.

City Officials and Fire Chiefs Urged to Voice Opposition to Solar Permit Bill Immediately

May 16, 2014
The League is gearing up for the Assembly Appropriations Committee next Wednesday where AB 2188 (Muratsuchi) will be heard.

New Amendments to League Co-Sponsored Medical Marijuana Bill Would Create a Local-Only Regulatory Scheme

May 16, 2014
SB 1262 (Correa), the League co-sponsored medical marijuana legislation, is set to be amended in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday. 

May 23 Deadline to Submit City Managers’ Department Meeting Session Proposals Fast Approaching

May 16, 2014
The League is continuing its search for speakers and session topics for the 2015 City Managers Department Meeting, to be held Jan. 28-30 in San Francisco. Friday, May 23 is the deadline to submit session proposals.

California City Solutions: Campbell Partners to Transform Blighted Water District Parcel into Affordable Housing

May 16, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Governor Unveils FY 2014-15 May Revise

May 13, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown took to the podium earlier today to release his much anticipated FY 2014-15 May Revise budget proposal. Despite the improved fiscal picture, Governor Brown called on the Legislature to “follow a policy of restraint going forward.”

U.S. Senate Committee Releases Federal Transportation Reauthorization Proposal

May 13, 2014
Late Monday night the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) leadership released a much awaited proposal. Initial analysis indicates the six-year proposal maintains current budget levels with indexing for inflation.

Bills in Committee May 12-16

May 9, 2014
The following list reflects League priority and hot bills scheduled to be heard by legislative committees for the week of May 12–16.

Webinar Scheduled for May 28 on U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Prayer in Local Government Meetings

May 8, 2014
The State and Local Legal Center, International Municipal Lawyers Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures are co-sponsoring a free webinar to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway clarifying allowable prayer practices before local government bodies and state legislatures.

Register Now for League Webinars on “Ban the Box” and Massage Establishment Regulation Legislation

May 8, 2014
The League is offering two important webinars in the coming two weeks for members: How Cities Implement AB 218 (Ban the Box) and AB 1147 Massage Establishment Regulation.

Get Started Early on League Resolutions

May 8, 2014
Policy development is an integral part of the League’s Annual Conference.

California City Solutions: Alameda Partners With Volunteer Organization to Save Animal Shelter

May 8, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. These entries are also now available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Alameda’s Friends of the Animal Shelter program was submitted in 2013 for the League Partners Award for Excellence in City-Business Relations award category.

Massage Regulation Webinar Available Free for League Members

May 6, 2014
The League will offer a webinar on May 20 from 10 – 11 a.m. to update members on the latest message regulation legislation, AB 1147.
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