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Last Chance to Register for ILG's Public Engagement Training

August 12, 2019
Are you getting the results you want from your public engagement efforts?

Mark Your Calendar Now for Your Annual Conference Department Meeting

July 29, 2019
Registration is open for the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16 – 18, 2019 in Long Beach.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $4.5 Million Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Penn Valley

July 29, 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.

Why Washington Should Invest in Community Development Block Grants

July 29, 2019
By Michael Wallace, program director for Community and Economic Development at the National League of Cities.

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Seeks Comments on Statewide Emergency Alert and Warning Guidelines

July 26, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) has released its voluntary statewide alert and warning guidelines.

Improved Experience for Bond Issuers Submitting Disclosures to the EMMA® Website

July 26, 2019
by Leah Szarek, director of Communications at the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board

Cities Can Now Comment on CAL FIRE’s California Vegetation Treatment Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Report

July 22, 2019
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is seeking public comment on the California Vegetation Treatment Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (CalVTP).

HCD Launches SB 2 Planning Grants Technical Assistance

July 22, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently announced the SB 2 Planning Grants Technical Assistance (TA) Accelerating Housing Production webpage, with new resources, tools and a statewide peer-to-peer sharing map to help cities apply for the $123 million in SB 2 Planning Grants.

Guest Opinion: With prudent, diligent efforts, CalPERS can meet its obligations to retirees

July 22, 2019
Lisa Middleton is a member of the Palm Springs City Council. She was recently appointed by Governor Newsom to the Board of Administrators of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and wrote an op-ed in the Desert Sun about the future of CalPERS’ financial obligations.

2019 City Managers Department Meeting Call for Proposals Open

July 19, 2019
The League of California Cities is soliciting session proposals and speakers for the next City Managers Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 5 – 7 in Napa.

Apply by July 19 for the Cities for Workforce Health Wellness Program Seed Grant

July 15, 2019
The application period for the Cities for Workforce Health 2020 consulting grants is now open.

Webinar: AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

July 15, 2019
Join the League and the Institute for Local Government (ILG) for a webinar on sexual harassment prevention training from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.

Supreme Court Preview for Local Governments 2019

July 15, 2019
This article was written by Lisa Soronen, executive director of the State and Local Legal Center in Washington, D.C. The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) files Supreme Court amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the Big Seven national organizations representing state and local governments. *Indicates a case where the SLLC has filed or will file an amicus brief.

Utility Wildfire Liability Bill Package Passed by the Legislature and Approved by the Governor

July 12, 2019
The recently approved wildfire liability legislation, AB 1054 (Holden, Burke, Mayes), was significantly amended last week to include protections for employees of investor-owned utilities (IOU) in the case that they are sold or municipalized, stronger language around obtaining a safety certification, and provisions clarifying that any successor agencies must follow the same rules laid out in the bill.

Citizenship Question Will Not Appear on 2020 Census

July 12, 2019
On July 11, President Donald Trump announced that a citizenship question will not appear on the 2020 Census, ending months of speculation and litigation into the matter.

2019 Public Works Officers Institute: Call for Session Proposals Closes Next Week

July 10, 2019
The League of California Cities and the County Engineers Association of California are currently soliciting session proposals and speakers for our next Public Works Officers Institute, scheduled for March 18 – 20, 2020 in Monterey.

Release of the National League of Cities’ Affordable Housing Report

July 10, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) just released a comprehensive affordable housing report entitled, “Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing”.

Housing and Homelessness Budget Trailer Bill Sent to the Governor

July 8, 2019
On the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom signing the main budget bill on July 5, the Legislature passed AB 101, a budget trailer bill that provides the details of the collaboration and compromise that took place over the last seven months between the Governor, the Legislature, and stakeholders.

Governor Releases Language for Utility Wildfire Liability Bill

July 8, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom and Assembly Members released 73 pages of language on June 27 outlining a wildfire plan that seeks to stabilize investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in California.

$130 Million Safe and Affordable Clean Drinking Water Bill on its way to Governor

July 8, 2019
Legislation that will establish the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, SB 200 (Monning, E. Garcia, Bloom), is on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk this week.
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