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Oppose Bill that Jeopardizes Fiscal Stability of Cities in JPAs

April 10, 2018
Joint Powers Authorities, known as JPAs, are one of the most effective tools that help local agencies cost effectively deliver a wide range of services to their residents. 

New Market Tax Credit — Fostering Investment in Low-Income Neighborhoods

April 10, 2018
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is currently soliciting potential pipeline projects in connection with its 2018 application for New Markets Tax Credits.

Navigating the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act

April 9, 2018
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is conducting stakeholder outreach to cities and other interested stakeholders on their implementation efforts on the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act, a community-based approach geared toward reducing risks associated with retail alcohol environments

Support Legislation that will Help Cities Make Technological Investments to Improve Government Transparency and Access

April 6, 2018
The League is sponsoring AB 2812 (Limón) to create the Office of Local Cloud Mitigation and Digital Innovation under the California Department of Technology (CDT) to facilitate public-private partnerships to help local agencies make technology improvements. 

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 9–30

April 6, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise fast approaching in early April.

Come to Sacramento on April 18 to Advocate for City Priorities

April 5, 2018
Hundreds of city officials will be traveling to Sacramento to lobby their senators and Assembly members on bills affecting California cities as part of the League’s April 18 Legislative Action Day. 

League Los Angeles County Division President Urges Yes on Props. 68, 69 and 72

April 5, 2018
Four years ago — in what were inarguably simpler times — the turnout for California’s primary statewide election dropped to just 18 percent, nearly the lowest point in California’s history. 

Governor Urged to Direct Resources in Budget to Modernization of Emergency Preparedness Assets

April 5, 2018
With the release of the May Revise just weeks away, the League is part of an effort to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to prioritize additional funding for fire prevention and mutual aid support in his proposed FY 2018–19 budget. 

See How Bakersfield is Showcasing its SB 1 Transportation Funding Investments

April 5, 2018
Repaving roads, fixing potholes and improving pedestrian access are all part of the work the City of Bakersfield has begun thanks to new investments from SB 1 transportation funds. 

New Members Representing Cities, Public Safety, Business, Labor and Infrastructure Join Coalition to Protect Transportation Funds

April 2, 2018
Each week the coalition supporting the safeguarding of California’s historic transportation funds grows. 
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