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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.

Reminder: 2018 Bills Signed into Law Briefing Webinar Scheduled for Nov. 13

November 2, 2018
There’s still time to register to join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 1:30–3 p.m., for a briefing on new laws from the 2018 Legislative Session.

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.

Mayor Liccardo, Sen. Beall and Community Leaders Rally in San Jose to Support Props. 1 and 2 and Local Measure to Fund Housing

October 31, 2018
A rally at San Jose State University on Oct. 31 brought together Mayor Sam Liccardo, Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), business and housing leaders and university students to urge voters to support measures that will address both statewide and local housing needs.

Major No on Prop. 6 Rally in LA Brings Together Mayor Garcetti, Firefighters, Highway Patrolmen, Local Government, Labor, Business and Transportation Groups

October 30, 2018
With exactly one week until Election Day, hundreds of opponents of Proposition 6, the attack on bridge and road safety, rallied in at the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station. 

Every Vote Counts on Election Day to Protect Transportation Funding, Support Homes for California’s Most Vulnerable and Construct New Water Infrastructure

October 29, 2018
Tomorrow marks one week until Election Day and cities have a great deal at stake on the ballot this November.

Participate Now — League of California Cities® Legislative Priorities Membership Survey

October 29, 2018
Today, the League released a new survey seeking input and feedback on the biggest issues facing cities in the next three years.

Cities Urged to Submit Opposition to BCC on Modified Proposed Cannabis Regulations by Nov. 5

October 26, 2018
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) is accepting written comments on its modified proposed cannabis regulations. 

League Conferences in December Geared Towards Fire Chiefs, Finance Officers and City Clerks

October 26, 2018
Registration is open for three concurrent League conferences in mid-December at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero.

Federal Farm Bill Preempts Local Pesticide Regulation

October 26, 2018
Congress is currently debating the 2018 Farm Bill (HR 2), which contains a problematic provision that would preempt local pesticide regulations by preventing local governments from adopting pesticide regulations that are more stringent than federal rules. 

Call for City Managers Department Award Nominations

October 26, 2018
The League of California Cities’® City Managers Department is now accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the City Managers Conference.

CTC Reports that All Cities and Counties Have Met Transportation Funding Reporting and Accountability Requirements

October 26, 2018
The California Transportation Commission’s (CTC) Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Preliminary Annual Project Expenditure Report shows that 100 percent of all cities and counties are meeting the reporting and accountability requirements under SB 1.

President Arbuckle Appoints 2019 Policy Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs

October 24, 2018
League President Jan Arbuckle announced her chair and vice chair appointments to the League’s seven standing policy committees. 

Fresno Leaders, Veterans and Housing Advocates Urge Support for Props. 1 and 2

October 23, 2018
Fresno City Council President Esmeralda Soria joined veterans, housing advocates and working families at Fresno City Hall last week to urge voters to pass Propositions 1 and 2.
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