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Get Out the Vote: CalPERS Board Election for Public Employee Representative Began Sept. 1

August 31, 2018
In early September, your 2018 CalPERS Board of Administration Public Agency Board Member election ballot package will arrive in your mailbox in a bright blue envelope. 

Don’t Let “Wandering Weed” Override Local Control

August 31, 2018
The League, the California Police Chiefs Association and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council on Aug. 31 announced the launch of a new effort to urge the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) to “Stop Wandering Weed.” 

Don’t Miss These Opportunities at the Annual Conference & Expo

August 31, 2018
Here are a few things you won’t want to miss at the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach.

Grants Available to Help Cities Reduce Wildfire Risk

August 30, 2018
Cities can apply for a grant through the U.S. Forest Service’s Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program to reduce wildfire risk throughout land use planning. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $14 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Morgan Hill

August 30, 2018
Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Propositions 1 and 2 Rally Highlights the Need to Tackle State’s Housing and Homelessness Crises

August 27, 2018
Just steps from the Capitol today, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg stood with Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), Assembly Member David Chiu (D-San Francisco), veterans, working families and other supporters of Propositions 1 and 2 on the November ballot.

League Testifies at Last Bureau of Cannabis Control Hearing on New Proposed Regulations

August 27, 2018
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) held its final of three public hearings today in Sacramento to discuss the recently released proposed regulations.

Newly Added 2018 Annual Conference & Expo Sessions Focus on Priority City Issues

August 24, 2018
Three priority sessions have been recently added to the program for the League’s upcoming Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach, Sept. 12–14.

Apply Now for the Coastal Cities Group 2019 Leadership Committee

August 24, 2018
Incoming League President Jan Arbuckle is soliciting applicants to serve on the League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group (CCG) 2019 Leadership Committee. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $400 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Loma Linda University Medical Center

August 24, 2018
Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

League-Supported Bill to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules in California Moves to Assembly Floor

August 23, 2018
The Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee on Aug. 22 passed SB 822 (Wiener), sending the net neutrality bill to the Assembly Floor for a vote. 

Prop. 6 Eliminates Billions in Existing Bay Area Transportation Funding Says San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Firefighters, Highway Patrolmen and Engineers

August 22, 2018
The message delivered to reporters in San Jose on Aug. 21 was loud and clear. Proposition 6 jeopardizes vital road safety and transportation projects throughout the Bay Area.

Second Round of Budget Trailer Bills Being Considered in Final Days of Session

August 21, 2018
Although the fiscal year began on July 1, the Legislature continues considering budget trailer bills even in the last week of the 2018 legislative session. 

Announcing the Annual Conference November Election Panel

August 17, 2018
Thursday morning’s General Session at the League's upcoming Annual Conference will feature a special panel with three leading political experts who will dive into the upcoming November election.

Senate and Assembly Committees Decide Fiscal Measures; Prepare for Final Floor Votes

August 17, 2018
The Appropriations Committees of both houses met on Thursday, Aug. 16 to decide the fate of hundreds of bills requiring significant funding before the final two weeks of the legislative session. 

Register for Aug. 23 Webinar on How to Apply for $500 Million in New Funding for Cities to Address Homelessness

August 17, 2018
The League and the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency will be hosting a one-hour webinar on how to apply for the new Homelessness Emergency Aid Program grants.

Upcoming Webinar Will Give Cities Strategies to Help Local Businesses Prepare for the Next Natural Disaster

August 17, 2018
The Seismic Safety Commission will host a webinar on Sept. 5 for city and county leaders who are interested in raising awareness about the practical strategies businesses can implement in advance of the next disaster.

City Clerks Workshop at League’s Annual Conference will Focus on Elections

August 17, 2018
The League will offer a specialized City Clerks Workshop on Sept. 12, focusing on the present and future of elections, as an add-on to the Annual Conference & Expo.

New Report Finds Lack of Safety Features on Roads Costs California Drivers $61 Billion Annually

August 16, 2018
Data released on Aug. 15 shows the lack of safety features on roads and bridges costs California drivers $61 billion each year — as much as $2,995 per driver in some areas. 

HCD Now has Authority to Revoke Housing Elements

August 15, 2018
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) gained new authority after Gov. Jerry Brown signed last year’s 15-bill housing package.
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