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Annual Conference Wednesday Keynote Speaker Announced

October 2, 2019
Mark your calendars to welcome John Martin to the stage during the Opening General Session at the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16 – 18 in Long Beach.

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. 

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. 

City Officials, State Leaders, Labor and Affordable Housing Advocates Host Press Conference to Urge Passage of SB 5

August 26, 2019
League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, La Mesa Council Member Bill Baber, Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and housing and labor advocates in San Diego to express support for SB 5 (Beall, McGuire, Portantino) on Aug. 23.

California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of City in Inverse Condemnation Case

August 26, 2019
Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a decision rejecting an inverse condemnation claim against the City of Oroville stemming from a sewage backup into a dental office that occurred in 2009.

League’s City Pension Survey to Be Distributed Sept. 4

August 26, 2019
Addressing pension sustainability challenges faced by cities remains a top strategic goal for the League of California Cities.

Ninth Circuit Declines to Reconsider Challenge to Santa Monica’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance

August 26, 2019
On Aug. 16, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request by Homeaway.com and Airbnb to reconsider its March decision where it ruled in favor of Santa Monica’s short-term vacation rental ordinance.

Reminder: League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

August 26, 2019
Each year the League board of directors invites city officials from California who are interested in running for the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or second vice president to apply for endorsement by the League board of directors.

Register for a Webinar to Discuss Statutory Changes Related to Provisional and Annual Licensing of Cannabis

August 26, 2019
The passage of the budget trailer bills, AB 97 and SB 97, changed the requirements for obtaining a provisional commercial cannabis license.

Meet Your Neighboring Cities at Annual Conference

August 26, 2019
The League’s 16 Regional Divisions cover every corner of California and serve as the grassroots advocacy core of the League.

State Water Board Authorizes Nearly Quarter Billion Dollars to Provide Safe and Affordable Drinking Water

August 26, 2019
The State Water Resources Control Board has authorized spending nearly a quarter billion dollars to help local water systems provide safe, reliable drinking water to communities throughout the state and begin closing the safe drinking water gap for more than one million Californians.

Register Now for Strategies for Addressing Homelessness: Policies and Enforcement Issue Webinar

August 26, 2019
The League of California Cities’ City Attorneys’ Department is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. to provide an overview of the homelessness crisis currently affecting communities throughout California.
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