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Governor Releases May Revise Budget with New One-time Funding for Homelessness, Mental Health and Infrastructure

May 11, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown held a press conference on Friday, May 11 to release his revised FY 2018–19 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, May 14 – 22

May 11, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown just released his May Budget Revise and the Legislature enters its last week for policy committees to meet, followed by its last week for fiscal committees to meet prior to June 4.

$75 Million in Funding Available for Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention

May 10, 2018
The Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHPP) has announced a notice for funding available to qualifying developers and nonprofit entities to construct, acquire, rehabilitate, or preserve affordable multifamily housing for veterans and their families. 

League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program Holding Lunch & Learn on June 13 in Eastvale

May 10, 2018
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on Wednesday, June 13 in Eastvale.

Increased Funding for Disaster Preparedness Remains Top Budget Priority for City Officials, Fire Fighters and Lawmakers

May 9, 2018
Santa Rosa Mayor Chris Coursey spoke on behalf of the League and cities at a rally on the Capitol steps on May 9 to urge the state to increase funding for disaster preparedness. California’s “new normal” means year-round fire danger and other natural disasters. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $44 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for Affordable Housing in Claremont

May 9, 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).

Check List Details Proper Protocol for Cities and City Officials to Follow When Engaging in Ballot Measure Activities

May 7, 2018
Do you have questions about what you can and cannot do for local and statewide ballot measure campaigns? 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $100 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for Hospital in Pasadena

May 7, 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).

Upcoming Bills in Committee, May 7– 8

May 7, 2018
May is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees, fiscal committees and the upcomig release of the Governor's May Budget Revise.

Bad Cannabis Delivery Bill Clears Senate Governance and Finance Committee

May 4, 2018
California became the largest regulated cannabis market in the country with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, with the state's regulatory framework taking effect Jan. 1 of this year. 

Webinar on May 31 Features Cultural Shifts Since #MeToo

May 4, 2018
Join the League of California Cities Women's Caucus for a free webinar on May 31 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. titled "The New Norm: Cultural Changes in the #MeToo Era Workplace." 

Urge CalPERS to Take No Position on Legislation that Would Take Away Cost Effective and Efficient Service Delivery Model

May 3, 2018
The CalPERS Board of Administration Finance and Administration Committee will be considering a formal position on AB 1912 (Rodriguez) at its meeting on Tuesday, May 15.

What Cities Need to Know about Second Half of the 2018 Legislative Year

May 3, 2018
May marks the halfway point of the 2018 legislative year and city engagement in the second half of the session will be critical to ensuring that legislators understand and consider city perspectives in their final decisions on bills.

League Testimony on the Oversight of Massage Businesses Focuses on How Regulatory System Serves Cities, Law Enforcement and Business Owners

May 3, 2018
The Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee convened an informational hearing on April 30 to discuss the regulation of the massage therapy industry. 
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