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Free Webinar: Summer Recess/End of Session Legislative Briefing

July 8, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, July 16 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against when the Legislature returns from its summer recess on Aug. 12.

Legislature Begins Work on Trailer Bills; Housing-Planning/Homeless Related Language Not Yet in Print

June 24, 2019
Last week, the Legislature took up numerous trailer bills that help implement the main budget bill, which was approved on June 13.

League Coalition Files Opening Brief in Lawsuit Challenging FCC Small Cell Regulations

June 24, 2019
On June 10, the League, joined by a coalition of cities, counties, and other state municipal leagues, filed its opening brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the FCC’s adoption of the small cell regulations on Sept. 26, 2018, which went into effect on Dec. 25, 2018.

Annual Conference Resolutions Due by Aug. 17

June 24, 2019
Policy development is a key part of the League of California Cities legislative effectiveness.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $7.8 Million Tax-Exempt Loan for Community Charter School in Oakland

June 24, 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.

Free Webinar Series Available on Innovating Livability for Communities, Starting July 11

June 24, 2019
Communities across the country are navigating rising housing costs and declining transportation infrastructure.

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

June 24, 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.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 24 – July 9

June 24, 2019
Legislative policy committees are in full swing.

Cities Can Apply for the Tobacco Grant Program to Help Curb Illegal Sales of Tobacco

June 24, 2019
The Office of the Attorney General makes a total of $26 million in grant funding available statewide for FY 2019–2020 to local governments and law enforcement agencies through the California Department of Justice’s Tobacco Grant Program.

Workers’ Compensation Legislation Affecting Public Employers Continues to Move through the Capitol

June 14, 2019
In the 2019 Legislative Session, the Legislature has introduced a series of measures in the workers’ compensation space that will drive up employer cost and expand the system to pre-2012 reform levels.

State Budget Sent to Governor Continues Prudent Approach; Trailer Bills to Follow

June 14, 2019
The Legislature agreed to invest in significant new investments to shelter homeless Californians, expand housing-related infrastructure and provide safe drinking water to all residents when they passed the FY 2019–20 Budget Act on Thursday, June 13, which establishes the state’s financial plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $30 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Irvine

June 14, 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.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 17 – July 3

June 14, 2019
Legislative policy committees are still moving along, with several of the League’s HOT bills up in committees this week, including SB 330 (Skinner), Housing Crisis Act of 2019, being herd in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Legislative Leaders Announce a Deal on Safe Affordable Drinking Water Issue

June 11, 2019
After a marathon joint budget conference committee hearing on Sunday, Legislative leaders announced a deal has been reached on providing safe and affordable drinking water in the finalized proposed state budget, without a “water tax.”

Report: Mayors Increasingly Focusing on Climate Change, Infrastructure as Washington Fails to Act

June 10, 2019
As federal policymakers struggle to find consensus on many of the toughest challenges facing the country, mayors are focused on grounded solutions to critical national issues.

Celebrate Small Cities Month

June 10, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) is celebrating small cities and the inspiring, challenging, and community-building experiences that define life in a small city, town or village.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $45 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, Taxable Loan for Salk Institute in La Jolla

June 10, 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.

Call for Session Proposals for Four Educational Conferences

June 10, 2019
The League of California Cities is soliciting session proposals and speakers for four upcoming educational conferences.

HCD Now Accepting Public Comment on the Draft 2019 – 20 Action Plan

June 3, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released the Draft 2019 – 20 Annual Action Plan (AP) and applicable appendices for public comment.

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