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Governor Proposes Cap-and-Trade Expenditures and New Zero-Emission Vehicle Target

January 29, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, Jan. 26 released an addition to his proposed FY 2018‒19 budget related to climate change.

Proposition Numbers Released for June 2018 Measures

January 29, 2018
Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Friday afternoon released the numbers assigned to the June 2018 ballot measures.

Governor’s State of the State Address Emphasizes Achievements and Confidence in State’s Future

January 26, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his final State of the State address on Jan. 25 to a joint session of the Legislature that also included most of the state’s constitutional officers and many members of the Supreme Court. 

Legislation Introduced to Dramatically Alter Local Planning

January 26, 2018
Before the ink was barely dry on the comprehensive 15-bill housing package that took effect on Jan. 1, Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco) introduced another housing bill that takes away local discretion and authority. 

NLC will Host City Leaders during its 2018 Congressional City Conference

January 26, 2018
The National League of Cities will hold its annual Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 10–11.

City of Citrus Heights Uses SB 1 Funds for Complete Streets Plan

January 25, 2018
Skewed intersections, excessive speeds, and inadequate bike and pedestrian infrastructure has created unsafe and sometimes deadly conditions on Old Auburn Road in the City of Citrus Heights.

League President Rich Garbarino Joins San Francisco Public Utilities Commission at Event to Urge More Federal Investment in Critical Infrastructure

January 24, 2018
League President and South San Francisco Council Member Rich Garbarino represented the League and National League of Cities on Jan. 24 at a press conference with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to call on Congress to make greater infrastructure investments. 

Annual January Training and Education for Newly Elected Mayors and Council Members Brings Over 150 New City Officials to Sacramento

January 22, 2018
Each year the League offers a comprehensive listing of educational programs for city officials, starting in January with its annual Mayors and Council Members Academy.

​Former League President and Clovis City Council Member Harry Armstrong Passes Away at 87

January 22, 2018
Harry Armstrong, the longtime Clovis mayor and city council member passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18. 

State Transportation Funding Estimates for Proposed FY 2018–19 State Budget Released

January 22, 2018
Updated information is available with city and county estimated allocations of Local Streets and Roads (LSR) funds to cities and counties through the Highway Users Tax Account (HUTA) and the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account (RMRA) for FY 2017–18 and FY 2018–19. 

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 20–March 2

January 19, 2018
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

Registration for Municipal Law Institute Symposium on Feb. 16 Now Open

January 18, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 Municipal Law Institute Symposium, Federal Authority, Home Rule and Filling the Emerging Regulatory Gap.

Registration is Open the 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy

January 18, 2018
The League is gearing up for the 2018 Planning Commissioners Academy at the Hyatt Regency Monterey being held April 4–6. 

Complete the League Membership Survey by Friday, Jan. 26

January 18, 2018
Just a reminder, there’s still time to participate in the League of California Cities Membership Survey.

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Billion Dollar Sales Tax Case

January 18, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court this month agreed to decide South Dakota v. Wayfair. A major case for states and local governments, South Dakota is asking the Supreme Court to rule that states and local governments may require retailers with no in-state physical presence to collect sales tax.

League of California Cities Supports the Water and Parks Bond Slated for June Statewide Ballot

January 16, 2018
The League of California Cities® Board of Directors in December voted to support the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal, and Outdoor Access Act of 2018 that is slated for the June 2018 statewide ballot.

City of Davis Uses SB 1 Funds to Improve Access to Local Train Station

January 16, 2018
The City of Davis wants to alleviate traffic congestion along its busy I-80 corridor by using $250,000 recently awarded in SB1 grant funds to develop a plan for improving ridership and access to its Amtrak station.

Governor Brown Opines on Why Supreme Court May Modify “The California Rule”

January 11, 2018
In his final budget presentation, Gov. Jerry Brown specifically addressed questions by reporters pertaining to the California Rule — the judicial precedent established in 1955 that has hampered the state and local governments’ ability to make any prospective modifications to public employee pension formulas. 

Santa Monica Uses SB 1 Funds to Make Wilshire Boulevard Safer

January 11, 2018
Wilshire Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in Los Angeles County, extending more than 15 miles from Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica to Los Angeles’ downtown financial district.

Hundreds of City Officials in Sacramento Jan. 17–19 for Education and Advocacy

January 11, 2018
The New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Jan. 17–19, will bring together recently elected California city officials for education on the fundamentals of serving on the city council with sessions focused on governance, municipal finance, land use policy, advocacy on city issues, new social media platforms, and AB 1234 ethics training.
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