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Bill that Threatens Fiscal Stability of Cities in JPAs among those Headed for Floor Vote this Week

May 29, 2018
The Legislature is only holding floor sessions this week that will determine the fate of bills moving out of their house of origin by June 1. 

Cities will be Vital to 2020 Census Complete Count

May 24, 2018
The next census will begin in April 2020, but the Legislature and local governments are planning now to ensure accurate addresses and a complete count.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $345 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for Hospital in Greenbrae and Senior Living in Walnut Creek

May 24, 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).

Deadline Extended to Register for Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum

May 24, 2018
It’s not too late to register for the Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum that is being held June 27–28 in Monterey. 

SB 1 Funding is Enabling Cities, Counties and the State to Improve Roads

May 23, 2018
Events on May 23 in Calexico and Fresno and May 24 in Bakersfield put a spotlight on some of the major projects that are underway to make California’s streets, roads, highways and bridges safer for all users. 

Voting Yes on Prop. 72 will Help California’s Water Conservation Efforts

May 23, 2018
Although California’s recent drought is over, in a state with cycles of drought, water conservation remains critical.

City and County Officials, Legislators and Leaders from Caltrans, Business and Labor Come Together to Highlight Important SB 1 Investments in Northern and Southern California

May 21, 2018
Four press conferences have been held statewide in the past week to showcase the transportation improvement projects being funded through SB 1.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, May 22 – June 13

May 21, 2018
During the next few weeks, both houses of the Legislature will finalize their budgets.

General Sessions Announced for Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

May 18, 2018
The deadline to register for the 2018 Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum in Monterey is quickly approaching.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $87 Million in Tax-Except Bonds for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek

May 18, 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).

Legislators Urged to Appropriate Funding for Key Local Priorities

May 17, 2018
The League continues to work with various stakeholders to urge the Legislature to appropriate resources for four local priorities. 

CalPERS Finance and Administration Committee Postpones Taking a Position on League-Opposed AB 1912

May 16, 2018
City voices were heard loud and clear when the CalPERS Finance and Administration Committee on May 15 moved to hold over a decision on taking a support position on AB 1912 (Rodriguez) until its next meeting in June.

Use the Controller’s Office Online Portal to Check Unclaimed Property

May 16, 2018
Each year, millions of dollars’ worth of property is turned over to the State Controller by businesses unable to locate the owners.

Webinar: Communicating with Ratepayers: Getting Past "Paying More for Less"

May 16, 2018
Across the West, public utilities are facing the necessity of raising and restructuring water rates to address operating and capital needs and create successful efficiency programs.

California Newspapers Endorse League-Supported Propositions 68, 69 and 72 on the June Ballot

May 15, 2018
With many vote-by mail voters in California making decisions weeks before the official June 5 election day, newspapers starting making endorsements in March. 

Press Conference in Rancho Cordova Puts Spotlight on SB 1 Funded Projects in Sacramento Region

May 14, 2018
Adjacent to where work is beginning this week to repave 59 miles of U.S. Highway 50, Rancho Cordova Council Member David Sander and Sacramento Council Member Eric Guerra joined representatives from the Fix Our Roads Coalition, including Sacramento County, Caltrans, the Sacramento Department of Transportation and labor, to talk with reporters about critical transportation investments being funded through SB 1.

Apply for Assistance to Help Your Community Bring Affordable Digital Resources to Residents

May 14, 2018
ConnectHomeUSA is an effort to bridge the digital divide in HUD-assisted communities around the country.

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. 
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