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Call for Session Proposals for Two Key Educational Conferences

December 17, 2018
The League of California Cities® is soliciting session proposals for two educational conferences, the 2019 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum in June and the 2019 Annual Conference in October.

HCD Advises Using Revised CDBG Funding Applications to Apply for Grants for Small Cities and Counties

December 3, 2018
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced revised application forms for its almost $30 million in federal Community Development Block Grants.

AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Scheduled

November 30, 2018
Do you need to complete your state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training?

Register Ahead of Time for the New Mayors and Council Members Academies

November 30, 2018
The League’s New Mayors & Council Members Academies are quickly approaching, and cities are reminded to register early.

Submit City Managers’ Department Call for Distinct Award Nominations by Dec. 5

November 30, 2018
The City Managers’ Department Committee on Diverse Communities is seeking nominations for its Award for the Advancement of Diverse Communities.

Legislature to Convene for Brief Organization Session on Dec. 3 to Start 2019–20 Session

November 26, 2018
The Senate and Assembly will convene on Monday, Dec. 3, to organize their respective houses, elect leadership, adopt house rules and introduce initial bills for the 2019–20 Legislative Session.

Registration Deadline Extended for Three December Conferences

November 26, 2018
The registration deadline is being extended to Dec. 4 for the Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar, Municipal Finance Institute and City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar, with on-site registration available after that date.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $16.5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

November 26, 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).

California Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Pension Reform Case Next Month

November 13, 2018
The California Supreme Court announced last Thursday that it will hear oral arguments in an important pension reform case on Dec. 5, 2018.

League of California Cities Executive Director Appointed to NLC Task Force to Address Housing Crisis

November 13, 2018
The National League of Cities (NLC) announced today its appointment of League of California Cities® Executive Director Carolyn Coleman to the Task Force on Housing, a national task force to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment and quality.

Cities Encouraged to Submit Comments for CPUC New Wildfire Mitigation Plans

November 13, 2018
The League is urging cities to submit comments to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regarding new rulemaking that will require utilities to develop wildfire mitigation plans.

Registration Now Open for New Mayors and Council Members Academies

November 13, 2018
The League’s New Mayors & Council Members Academy is quickly approaching, and registration is open.

Voters Protect Transportation Investments in Bridge and Road Safety and Pass Measures to Fund Housing for Veterans, Working Families and the Homeless

November 7, 2018
The November 2018 election results are a win for California cities with voters protecting existing funding for bridge and road safety and supporting two measures that directly improve the quality of life for all Californians.

NEW: Elon Musk Fireside Chat with L.A. Mayor at NLC City Summit on Nov. 8

November 5, 2018
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join Elon Musk, Tesla’s co-founder and CEO, for a rare, insightful fireside chat at this week’s National League of Cities’ (NLC) City Summit from Nov. 7–10 in Los Angeles.

Palo Alto Mayor, League Executive Director and Bay Area City Officials Rally with Governor, Senators, Public Safety and Labor to Urge No Vote on Prop. 6

November 2, 2018
Friday morning, Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss, Bay Area city leaders and League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman gathered in Palo Alto with Gov. Jerry Brown and other members of the No on Proposition 6 coalition to call on Californians to reject the dangerous measure on Election Day.

New Federal Law Authorizes Drone Package Deliveries in 2019

November 2, 2018
President Trump on Oct. 5 signed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-254). 

ILG’s TIERS Can Help Your City Take Your Public Engagement to the Next Level

November 1, 2018
Not getting the results you want from your city’s public engagement efforts?

Proposed FCC Rule Would Drastically Reduce Fair Compensation Cable Companies Pay Cities for Use of the Public Right-of-Way

November 1, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering adopting policy that would allow cable companies to deduct the fair market value from the cable franchise fees obligations to cities for a wide range of public benefits. 

Caltrans Announces Application Period for $40 Million in Transportation Planning Grants

November 1, 2018
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is accepting applications for $40 million in transportation planning grants for FY 2019–20 to support local agencies’ efforts to plan more sustainable communities, reduce transportation-related greenhouse gases and adapt to the effects of climate change.
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