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ILG Launches Updated Website

September 25, 2015
In celebration of its 60th Anniversary, this week the Institute of Local Government (ILG) unveiled a new website.

Stakeholder Meetings to Provide Information on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation

September 25, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources will hold informational meetings to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and answer questions from the public.

Report Events, Safety Concerns to Union Pacific’s Response Management Communications Center

September 25, 2015
Around the clock, Union Pacific’s Response Management Communications Center (RMCC) critical call dispatchers answer phone calls from people reporting emergencies, community event notifications, and other incidents occurring on Union Pacific property.

Homeowners Can Qualify to Receive up to $100,000 In Mortgage Assistance through Keep Your Home California

September 25, 2015
Despite the much-better economic outlook and job growth, many of the state’s homeowners continue to struggle with their mortgage payments.

Presidential Trade Mission Participants Announce Creation of U.S. Smart Cities Alliance

September 25, 2015
Several participating members of the Presidential China Clean Technology Business Development Mission (held in April of this year) announced the U.S. Smart Cities Alliance (USSCA).

Water Agencies Regulatory Summit Oct. 14 to Focus on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

September 25, 2015
The Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2015 Regulatory Summit will take place on Oct. 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Ontario, CA. 

Legislature Names Members for Transportation Conference Committee

September 23, 2015
The Assembly and Senate today announced the members of the conference committee for the special session on Transportation (X1).

SB 107 Redevelopment Dissolution Bill Signed

September 23, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed SB 107, which contains significant changes to redevelopment dissolution laws and several unrelated items.

Governor Signs League-Supported AB 2, Restores Redevelopment Option for State’s Most Disadvantaged Communities

September 23, 2015
Three years of legislative effort finally bore fruit on Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2 (Alejo and Garcia), which will restore a redevelopment tool that can be used in the state’s disadvantaged areas.

Bills Impacting Cities Reach Governor’s Desk

September 18, 2015
Scores of bills — including many of interest to cities — reached the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown before the Legislature’s Sept. 11 deadline.

League Joins News Conference Urging Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Regulatory Package

September 18, 2015
League Executive Director Chris McKenzie on Thursday, Sept. 17, joined three of the authors of AB 266 (Bonta), the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, to urge the Governor to sign it, as well as AB 243, (Wood) and SB 643 (McQuire), the other two parts of the medical marijuana regulation trio of bills enacted in the session that adjourned last Friday.  

League First Vice President and Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael Speaks at White House as First Lady Michelle Obama Celebrates Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

September 18, 2015
League First Vice President and Rancho Cucamonga Mayor L. Dennis Michael joined First Lady Michelle Obama and representatives from the National League of Cities (NLC) as well as several federal agencies at the White House on Wednesday to honor achievements made by local elected officials participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative.  

California City Solutions: Ventura Educates Children on Fire Safety and Prevention through Two-Day Educational Curriculum

September 18, 2015
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Summary of Medical Marijuana Package

September 15, 2015
In a historic move, the Legislature on Friday night sent Gov. Jerry Brown a comprehensive package of bills to erect a regulatory structure around the state’s multi-billion dollar medical marijuana industry.

Cities' Final Day of 2015 Legislative Session Begins with Major Legislation Still in Play, RDA Proposal Goes to Floor without Public Scrutiny

September 11, 2015
As the temperatures in Sacramento promised to reach well into the triple digits on Friday, the Capitol was abuzz with the usual late-breaking legislative maneuvers that are de rigueur in the Legislature.

Work on Transportation Funding Solution to Continue through Joint Conference Committee after Legislature Adjourns

September 10, 2015
As the first year of the legislative session comes to a close, it is becoming apparent that there will not be an agreement on how to address the significant transportation funding shortfall.

Gas Reduction Targets Removed from Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Bill

September 10, 2015
All eyes in the Capitol were tuned to the Cal Channel at 5 p.m. Wednesday for a last-minute news conference with Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles).

CSCDA Issues $33.7 million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Apartment Units in Escondido

September 10, 2015
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) on Sept. 4 announced that it has issued $33.7 million in tax-exempt multifamily affordable housing bonds for the Cypress Cove Apartments in Escondido.

Ticket Amnesty Program Informational Sessions Scheduled Next Week for Local Partners

September 10, 2015
The Judicial Council next week will hold two webinars in preparation for the Oct. 1 launch of the statewide traffic tickets/infractions amnesty program.

League Supports Governor’s Transportation Funding Framework

September 4, 2015
As the legislative session entered its final week, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday released a proposed framework for a transportation deal that would bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans.
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