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Governor’s Action Pending on Bills Impacting Cities

September 17, 2019
The Legislature wrapped up its 2019 legislative business with a drama-filled session ending around 3:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 

Save the date for Homelessness Policy Workshop on Nov. 4

September 16, 2019
California’s homelessness crisis affects cities and counties across the state — rural, urban and suburban communities face immense challenges. Meaningful progress will require a combination of new, innovative solutions and known best practices.

The National Civic League is now Accepting 2020 All-American City Applications

September 16, 2019
Showcase your community's success! The National Civic League has opened its application process for the 2020 All-American City Award.

League Opens 2019 City Pension Survey

September 9, 2019
Your city’s completion of this survey is essential to advancing solutions toward a sustainable and lasting defined benefit system.

League Members to Consider Two Resolutions at Annual Conference on Oct. 18

September 9, 2019
League members have an opportunity to directly weigh in and shape League policy through the organization’s Annual Conference resolutions process.

Understanding the Nuances of this Session’s Use-of-Force Legislation

September 9, 2019
A two-year long debate over police use-of-force in the California Legislature has reached a conclusion.

Register Now for Free 2019 Signature/Veto Requests Webinar on Sept. 17

September 9, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 – 11:45 a.m. for a review of the top priority bills that cities will need to advocate for signature or veto by Gov. Gavin Newsom. 

Last Call to Apply for the Coastal Cities Group 2020 Leadership Committee

September 9, 2019
The League recently ran a story soliciting applicants to serve on the League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group (CCG) 2020 Leadership Committee.

17 Local Leaders Attend State Office Boot Camp at California Civic Leadership Institute

September 9, 2019
The California Civic Leadership (CCLI) is sponsored by League Partners and serves as an exclusive educational program for local government elected officials who are looking to run for the state Legislature.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $4.1 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Community Health Center in Oakland

September 9, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.

League-Sponsored Measure to Jumpstart Construction of Affordable Housing Passes Assembly Appropriations in Crucial Vote

August 30, 2019
The Assembly Appropriations Committee announced on Friday, Aug. 30 its decision to pass SB 5 (Beall, Mcguire, Portantino) and send the bill to the Assembly floor for a vote.

League-Opposed Parking Bill, AB 516 (Chiu), Dies in Senate Appropriations Committee

August 30, 2019
The Senate Appropriations Committee held the League-opposed AB 516 in suspense on Friday, Aug. 30, effectively killing the bill this legislative session.

Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees Decide on Fiscal Measures; Prepare for Final Floor Votes on Bills of Interest to Cities

August 30, 2019
The Appropriations Committees of both houses met on Friday, Aug. 30, to decide the fate of hundreds of bills calling for significant new funding, including many that affect cities.

California Supreme Court Confirms that Police Departments May Disclose Information in an Officer’s Personnel File in Limited Circumstances

August 30, 2019
The California Supreme Court issued a decision last week in a case challenging the legality of a common practice amongst law enforcement agencies — to disclose to prosecutors the names of officers appearing on a so-called “Brady list."

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $55.4 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in West Covina

August 30, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.

The Torch Program Recognizes Dedication to Continuing Education and Service

August 30, 2019
The League of California Cities Mayors and Council Members Department honors the hard work and dedication of its peers through its Leadership Academy Torch Program.

Department of General Services and Department of Housing and Community Development Release Interactive Map Identifying Statewide Affordable Housing Opportunity Sites

August 30, 2019
To address the shortage of housing in California, under direction of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order, the Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) developed an interactive map showing state-owned property suitable for cost-effective housing projects.

Free Supreme Court Preview Webinar Available Sept. 24

August 30, 2019
It is rare for the Supreme Court’s docket to be so interesting before the term has even started!

Now’s the Time to Think about Joining a League Policy Committee

August 30, 2019
Serving as a member of a League policy committee is often the first introduction to League engagement. 

Announcing the City Clerks Workshop at the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

August 29, 2019
The League of California Cities formally announces the City Clerks Workshop, Through the Lens of a Voter — A Closer Look at Elections, which will be held at the League’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.
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