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Reminder: League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

August 8, 2018
Are you interested in making a difference for cities by serving in a national leadership position?

Cities Have until Aug. 27 to Oppose New Cannabis Regulations that Undermine Local Authority to Ban Deliveries

July 30, 2018
Proposed Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) regulations released in July would preempt cities’ local control and regulatory authority in several ways.

Aug. 21 Online Registration Deadline for Annual Conference Approaching

July 27, 2018
In just a few weeks, online registration closes for the League's 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled Sept. 12–14 in Long Beach.

Don’t Shift Liability and Cost to Cities for Wildfire Damage in Our Communities

July 26, 2018
Yountville Mayor John Dunbar testified before the Wildfire Preparedness and Response Conference Committee during its first hearing on July 25 to urge members to carefully consider any policy that would shift new liability to cities or make it harder for cities to collect damages caused by wildfire.

League Members to Consider Two Resolutions during Annual Business Meeting on Sept. 14

July 25, 2018
League members have an opportunity to directly weigh in and shape League policy through the annual conference resolution process.

Apply to Serve on the Mayors and Council Members Department Executive Committee

July 25, 2018
The League’s Mayors and Council Members Department is now seeking applicants for its Executive Committee.

Register for CTC Webinar on SB 1 Reporting and Submission Process

July 23, 2018
Cities should consider registering for the California Transportation Commission’s (CTC) webinar on the process for reporting and submitting annual SB 1 project expenditure information.

2019 Public Works Officers Institute: Call for Session Proposals Closes Next Week

July 20, 2018
The deadline is nearing to submit a session proposal for the 2019 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which will be held April 3–5, 2019 in San Diego.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $46 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Palmdale and Transportation Revenue Certificates of Participation in Salinas

July 20, 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).

Legislature Forms Wildfire Preparedness and Response Conference Committee

July 13, 2018
The Legislature has focused on wildfire issues throughout the 2018 legislative session as a result of last year’s unprecedented wildfire season. 

New League Drone Policy Incorporates Local and Law Enforcement Priorities

July 13, 2018
The League formally adopted its statewide drone policy during its June Board of Directors meeting. 

Cities Can Apply for SoCalGas Grants for Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning

July 13, 2018
SoCalGas will award grants of $50,000 each to two municipalities to support local planning efforts to prepare for climate-change risks.

Seismic Safety Commission Asks City Officials to Help Local Businesses Prepare to Outsmart Disaster

July 12, 2018
The Seismic Safety Commission wants city officials to help their local businesses prepare for the next natural disaster. 

AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Scheduled

July 12, 2018
Do you need to complete your state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training?

City Attorneys’ Department Webinar: Next Steps for Cities After Janus v. AFSCME

July 11, 2018
On June 27, two significant changes occurred in the law related to agency shop arrangements and public sector collective bargaining — the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME and Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 866.

Urge California’s Congressional Delegation to Oppose Legislation that Puts Wireless Industry Profits over Public Interests

July 11, 2018
Congress is about to consider legislation that gives the wireless industry authority to install small cell wireless equipment on tax-payer funded property without local input or fair compensation for this access.

League Brokers Compromise, Removes Opposition from Troubling JPA Bill

July 11, 2018
The League successfully reached an agreement with Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) on AB 1912, his bill that would have jeopardized the fiscal stability of cities in Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs).

League Board Reviews Ballot Measures

July 9, 2018
The League Board of Directors met in Monterey June 29–30 and took action on several additional measures slated for the November 2018 statewide ballot.

Time to Submit Session Proposals for the 2019 Planning Commissioners Academy

July 9, 2018
The League of California Cities® is soliciting session proposals and speakers for the 2019 Planning Commissioner’s Academy, which is scheduled for March 6-8 in Long Beach. 

Powering Up: League Adopts Three-Year Strategic Plan

July 2, 2018
To chart a course that will build on the League’s current success, guide our future growth, and take the impact and value we deliver to California’s cities to even greater levels, the League is powering up for California cities with a three-year strategic plan.
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