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Hundreds of Local Leaders Attend Homelessness Policy Workshop in Sacramento

November 12, 2019
More than 350 city and county elected officials and staff traveled to Sacramento on Nov. 4 to participate in the League of California Cities – California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Joint Homelessness Policy Workshop. The event focused on funding opportunities, city and county-tested best practices, building community partnerships and engagement, and state-level efforts and coordination to address the state’s growing homeless crisis.

Registration Open for Free Training Series to Discuss Emergency Management Planning and Recovery

November 12, 2019
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced a new, free training series that continues the exchange of ideas on issues that were raised during the 2019 California for All - Emergency Management Summit.

November is Transgender Awareness Month

November 12, 2019
November is the time to celebrate transgender and gender nonconforming communities and raise awareness for the community through education and advocacy activities. 

Registration Ends Nov. 19 for these December Educational Events

November 12, 2019
The online registration deadline is just around the corner for three educational conferences taking place in early December at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Participate in the 2019 Bills Signed into Law Briefing Webinar on Nov. 14

November 12, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for a briefing on new laws from the 2019 Legislative Session.

ILG Launches New Digital Toolkit to Help Cities and Counties Address Housing Challenges

November 4, 2019
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) launched the Housing and Public Engagement Toolkit, a new resource to help California local governments establish more trust and transparency by collaborating with and engaging their residents on housing-related issues.

Webinar Highlights Program to Use Excess State Land as Potential Sites for Housing Development

November 4, 2019
The League of California Cities hosted a webinar, in partnership with the California Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), to unveil state-owned parcels in cities across the state that may be viable for housing development and the process by which such development would occur.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues More Than $69 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Napa and Lompoc

November 4, 2019
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $69 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds for Charter Oaks Apartments in Napa and Arbor Square Apartments in Lompoc.

Many League Educational Offerings Currently Available

November 4, 2019
The League of California Cities has several fantastic educational opportunities available for those involved with the fire chiefs, fiscal officers, city clerks, city managers, and mayors and council members department.

City Attorneys’ Department Mourns Loss of Longtime Member and Beloved Colleague, Burk “Buck” Delventhal

November 4, 2019
The League’s City Attorneys’ Department is mourning the loss of a longtime member and beloved colleague – Burk “Buck” Delventhal. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued a statement on Buck’s passing on Oct. 26, 2019.

Governor's Administration Launches $75 Million Program for State and Local Governments to Respond to Impacts of Utility-Initiated Power Shutoffs

October 28, 2019
Over the past few weeks, cities throughout the state have been affected by wildfires and utility- initiated power shutoffs that have left millions of California residents in the dark.

Participate Now — League of California Cities Legislative Priorities Membership Survey

October 28, 2019
The League is seeking input and feedback on the biggest issues facing cities in the next three years. Members have until Nov. 3 to complete the easy online survey.

Call for Session Proposals Open for the 2020 Mayor and Council Members Executive Forum

October 28, 2019
The 2020 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum will bring together over 300 of California’s mayors and council members on June 17-18, 2020 for a two-day educational and networking event.

Solicitation Applications Open for Volkswagen Mitigation Zero Emission Transit Funding

October 28, 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announces that the application period for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Zero‑Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is open. 

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues More Than $65.9 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Redwood City

October 28, 2019
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $65.9 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds for 353 Main Street Family Apartments in Redwood City.

City Managers’ Department Call for Distinct Award Nominations is Now Open

October 28, 2019
The League of California Cities City Managers’ Department is now accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the City Managers’ Conference.

Registration for the Homelessness Policy Workshop scheduled for Nov. 4 is Open

October 28, 2019
Registration is open for a day-long Homelessness Policy Workshop on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.

HCD Releases "Framework Paper and Survey" for Prohousing Designations

October 25, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the availability of a framework paper and survey for input on conceptual approaches to implementation of the Prohousing Designation Program.

Matching Grant Funding Soon to be Available for Local Housing Trusts

October 25, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has just released the Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) program draft guidelines.

Nearly 2,000 Officials Gathered in Long Beach for League Annual Conference & Expo

October 21, 2019
The City of Long Beach welcomed more than 1,900 city officials last week for the League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo, the highest number of attendees since 2008.
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