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2019 Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence Submissions Now Open

March 25, 2019
Each year, the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities throughout the state through the Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence. 

Register Today for ILG’s Next Public Engagement Training

March 11, 2019
Register by March 15 to take advantage of the early bird rate for ILG’s next public engagement training. The next Learning Lab is in Danville on April 25–26.

Register Today for the 2019 Public Works Officers Institute in San Diego

March 1, 2019
The League of California Cities® and the County Engineers Association of California are gearing up for three days of education and networking at their joint Public Works Officers Institute & Expo.

Governor Newsom Talks Partnerships, Collaboration with Cities at League Board Meeting

February 25, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled to Grass Valley on Feb. 22 for his first meeting with the League of California Cities Board of Directors.

League Board Supports Lawsuit Challenging Cannabis Delivery Regulation

February 25, 2019
The League’s Board of Directors, on Feb. 21, approved the League’s support of litigation to be filed by a group of cities challenging the legality of the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s regulation that removes local authority to regulate cannabis delivery.

League Supports Legislation to Improve Collection of Sales and Use Taxes from Out-of-State Sales

February 25, 2019
A League representative testified at the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee hearing today in support of AB 147, by Assembly Member Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood), which will expand the collection of millions in state sales and use taxes from out-of-state sales via the implementation of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., (2018). The bill passed out of committee today on a 10-0 vote.

Give Your Feedback on Sessions for the 2019 Annual Conference and Expo

February 25, 2019
League members and other stakeholders are invited to take part in a unique opportunity to lend their voice on the preferences of session topics and speakers for the next Annual Conference and Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16 – 18 in Long Beach.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 25 – March 6

February 25, 2019
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $47 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Corona

February 21, 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.

Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Drinking Water and Fire Recovery Package

February 19, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first pair of bills signed into law allocate $131.3 million to fund emergency drinking water and fire recovery in California.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 20 – March 6

February 19, 2019
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

Webinar: The Constitutional Limitations on Regulating the Use of Public Spaces: A Scenario Based Discussion

February 19, 2019
How can cities effectively prepare in advance of public demonstrations?

League Urges Cities to Comment by March 4 on New Organic Waste Diversion Regulations

February 15, 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) released regulations to implement a new organic and food waste diversion program and is seeking public feedback.

Supreme Court to Review Census Citizenship Question

February 15, 2019
In April, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will determine whether a citizenship question will appear in the 2020 census.

Looking to Update Your General, Specific, or Community Plan?

February 11, 2019
Starting this spring, cities can apply for funding through the SB 2 Planning Grants Program to update general plans, community plans, specific plans, local planning related to implementation of sustainable community strategies or local coastal plans.

Competing Use of Force Bills Introduced in Legislature

February 11, 2019
The use of force among law enforcement has become a hot-button topic nationwide in the past few years. 

League President Arbuckle and Executive Director Coleman Join State Municipal Leagues to Build Relationships with New Congress

February 11, 2019
League of California Cities® President Jan Arbuckle, council member, Grass Valley, and League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined more than 40 executive directors and local leaders from 19 state municipal leagues across the country in Washington, D.C. for National League of Cities’ (NLC) third annual state municipal league fly-in, where they met federal decision-makers and discussed city priorities.

Webinar: Prepare for Legislative Action Day and Review Priority Bills That Impact Cities

February 11, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team for a briefing to review priority bills that impact cities by attending a free webinar for League members on Thursday, April 11 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 12 – March 6

February 11, 2019
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

Advocate for City Priorities at the League’s Legislative Action Day on April 24

February 11, 2019
Hundreds of city officials will be traveling to Sacramento to lobby their senators and assembly members on bills affecting California cities as part of the League’s April 24 Legislative Action Day.
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