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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.

CalPERS Election Candidate Forum Video Now Available Online

September 22, 2014
Candidates for the CalPERS Board of Administration Election participated in a forum on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The all-mail election, which concludes on Sept. 29, is for the state and public agency representative seats. A video of this public forum is now available on the CalPERS website.

Second Round Promise Zone Competition Announced Creating Economic Opportunities in High-Poverty Communities

September 22, 2014
The Obama Administration invites a new round of eligible applicants to apply for a Promise Zone designation.

League Takes Official Positions on Four Upcoming November Ballot Measures

September 22, 2014
The League has taken positions on four of the six ballot measures on the 2014 November general election ballot.

CAL FIRE Releases Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Grants

September 22, 2014
CAL FIRE’s Urban and Community Forestry Program has released a grant solicitation for projects to be funded by the Cap and Trade auction revenues through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

Help Set League Policy — Join a League Policy Committee!

September 19, 2014
The League's eight policy committees are composed of city officials from around the state.

Session Sneak Peek — League of California Cities Municipal Finance Institute

September 19, 2014
Registration is open for the League of California Cities Municipal Finance Institute, Dec. 3-4 in Monterey.

Get a Kick in the Attitude at the 2014 City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar

September 19, 2014
This year’s City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar, scheduled for Dec. 3-5 in Monterey, features keynote speaker, Sam Glenn, the “Attitude Guy.” Get ready to have your attitude re-charged to positive!

California City Solutions: Concord’s Police Service Volunteers Renew Crime Analysis Tools, Improve Public Safety

September 19, 2014
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Governor Brown Signs Legislation Restoring Cities’ Authority to Regulate Massage Therapy Businesses

September 18, 2014
California cities today regained the land use authority to regulate massage therapy establishments in their communities when Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1147 by Assembly members Susan Bonilla, Jimmy Gomez and Chris Holden.
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