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Planning Commissioners Academy Deadline Extended; Seats Going Quickly

February 1, 2016
The League of California Cities® is extending for one week the registration and housing deadline for its annual Planning Commissioners Academy, March 2-4 in San Ramon.

Feb. 16 Deadline Nears for Public Works Conference

February 1, 2016
Seats are filling quickly for the annual Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which will be held March 9-11 in Sacramento.

California City Solutions: Livermore, Tri-Valley Region Achieves Water Reduction Rate through United Communication Outreach Campaign

January 29, 2016
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program NOFA, Workshops Announced

January 29, 2016
The Strategic Growth Council is expected to release its 2016 notice of funding availability today for the $400 million Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program.  

Take the CalPERS Employer Pension Prefunding Option Survey

January 29, 2016
The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is considering developing a new program that would allow eligible California public agencies to set aside additional funds in a trust to prefund the employer's annual required pension contributions to a defined benefit pension plan.

Innovations in American Government Awards Applications due April 15

January 29, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards.

Medical Marijuana Clean-Up Bill Heads to Governor

January 28, 2016
The Assembly today unanimously passed AB 21 (Wood) on a vote of 66-0, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown for his expected signature.

Senate Passes League-Supported Medical Marijuana Clean-Up Legislation, Bill Moves Back to Assembly for Action

January 26, 2016
Monday afternoon the Senate voted 35-3 to pass AB 21 (Wood) the medical marijuana clean-up legislation that would eliminate the March 1, 2016 cultivation deadline.

Governor Brown Delivers Short State of State, Continues to Caution Fiscal Restraint, Highlights Dire Need for Road Funding

January 26, 2016
Gov. Jerry Brown urged fiscal caution in his 2016 state of the state address to the jointly assembled Senate and Assembly, last Thursday, while highlighting the state’s progress recovering from its most recent fiscal deficits, and increasing funding for schools and health care.

California Transportation Commission Defunds Projects Worth $754 Million For Next Five Years

January 26, 2016
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) on Jan. 22 took action that approved a drastically reduced estimate of available funding for California’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) in the next five years.

NLC’s 2016 Congressional City Conference Scheduled for March 5-9

January 26, 2016
The National League of Cities (NLC) is holding its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 5-9.

Senate Health Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Clean-up Bill

January 22, 2016
Wednesday marked the next stage in the progress of AB 21 (Wood), the medical marijuana clean-up legislation that would eliminate the March 1, 2016 cultivation deadline, when the Senate Health Committee passed it on a 7-0 vote.

Education and Training Starts 2016 for 200 Newly Elected Mayors and Council Members

January 22, 2016
The League launches its extensive educational programming for city officials each January with a conference in Sacramento for the recently group of mayors and council members.

League Urges FAA to Adopt Stronger Drone Registration Regulations

January 22, 2016
The League of California Cities® on Jan. 15 issued comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding its new regulations requiring registration by drone owner/operators, released in mid-December.

Registration for Feb. 5 Municipal Law Symposium Remains Open

January 22, 2016
Scheduled for Feb. 5 in Sacramento, the 2016 Municipal Law Symposium will focus on the challenging issues public agency attorneys face in the areas of water and public works.

Save Your Spot for the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute and Expo in March

January 22, 2016
The League of California Cities® recently announced its keynote speakers for the 2016 Public Works Officers Institute and Expo scheduled for March 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Transportation Funding Hot Issue Webpage Launches

January 20, 2016
With transportation funding continuing to be one of the League’s top priorities, a new Hot Issues webpage launched on the organizaiton's League’s website this week where members can find related resources.

Comments due Jan. 28 on State Water Board Draft Proposed Text of Emergency Regulation

January 20, 2016
The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is soliciting comments on its draft Proposed Text of Emergency Regulation, prepared in response to the Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order B-36-15.

League Leadership Meets with State Leaders to Discuss League’s Strategic Goals

January 15, 2016
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 League President and Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Dennis Michael led a team of League officers and staff in a series of meetings with Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders from both parties, and other key legislators and staff about the League’s 2016 strategic goals.

New Local Streets and Roads Revenue Estimates Now Available

January 15, 2016
In conjunction with Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed FY 2016-17 state budget, revenue estimates are available on statewide collections of motor vehicle fuel tax revenues (Highway User Tax Account or HUTA) for FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17. 
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