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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. 

Support Transportation, Communication and Public Works Bills that Provide Cities Tools, Resources and Flexibility

April 27, 2018
The Legislature introduces thousands of bills each year that affect the roles and responsibilities of local government. 

Advocate for City Priorities in the State Budget

April 27, 2018
With state revenues expected to come in $4.2 billion over previous estimates, the question of how to spend, or whether to spend, those additional revenues will likely dominate much of the budget negotiations that occur between Gov. Jerry Brown’s May Budget Revise and the June 15 constitutional deadline for the Legislature to send the Governor its proposed FY 2018–19 budget. 

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 30–May 8

April 27, 2018
May will be a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise in just a few weeks.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $48 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santee

April 27, 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).

Ballot Measure Advocacy and CitiPAC

April 27, 2018
This is a crucial election year for cities.

ILG Hosts Public Engagement Training in San Diego June 5–6

April 26, 2018
To help cities improve their public engagement efforts, the Institute for Local Government (ILG) will be hosting a TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab on June 5–6 in San Diego at The Point.

Call for Session Proposals is Open for the 2019 Public Works Officers Institute

April 26, 2018
The League of California Cities® is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, being held April 3–5 at the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego.

Legislative Action Day Brings Hundreds of City Officials to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

April 23, 2018
City officials descended on Sacramento on April 18 for the League’s annual Legislative Action Day to advocate on issues facing California cities this legislative session. 

Governor Brown Engages League Board in Policy Discussion on City Priorities

April 23, 2018
Gov. Jerry Brown met with the League Board of Directors on April 19, in a productive meeting that touched on many of the most significant challenges for cities, including housing and homelessness, pensions and public safety. 

Coalition Forms to Oppose Big Soda and Corporate Special Interest-Backed Initiative to Decimate Local Services

April 20, 2018
The Committee to Protect Our Communities formed on April 18 to oppose the “Tax Fairness, Transparency and Accountability Act,” a misleading named and dangerous initiative sponsored by the American Beverage Association (ABA) and the California Business Roundtable. 

League Board Elects Grass Valley City Council Member Jan Arbuckle First Vice President, Murrieta Council Member Randon Lane Second Vice President

April 20, 2018
The League of California Cities® board of directors held a special election in conjunction with its April 19 Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento to fill officer vacancies. 

Call for Conference Session Proposals for 2019 City Managers is Now Open

April 20, 2018
The League of California Cities® is taking submissions for session proposals and speakers for the 2019 City Managers Department Meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 13–15, 2019 in San Diego. 

League-Sponsored U.S. Communities Program Holding Lunch & Learn on May 9 in El Cerrito

April 20, 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 May 9 in El Cerrito.

SB 827 Fails to Pass First Committee Vote, AB 1912 Moves to Judiciary Committee

April 20, 2018
Legislative policy committees are in full swing in the Capitol and last week a number of League hot bills moved through committee hearings. 

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 23–May 1

April 20, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise set to be released in just a few weeks. 
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