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Interested In Serving on the 2019-20 League Board of Directors?

April 22, 2019
Serving on the League of California Cities board of directors is an opportunity for you to be a statewide leader shaping state policy and the actions of the organization.

Trailer Budget Bill Proposes Statewide Tax on Drinking Water

March 25, 2019
The League joins the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and a large coalition of nearly 200 local water and public agencies to oppose the proposed water tax unless amended with an alternative funding source.

Santa Monica Short-Term Rental Ordinance Withstands Legal Challenge

March 25, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision last week rejecting a legal challenge brought by online hosting platforms HomeAway.com and Airbnb to Santa Monica’s short-term rental ordinance.

Report: Stronger State-Local Partnerships Needed for Solutions to Housing Crisis in California

March 25, 2019
Across the nation, cities are experiencing a housing crisis on many fronts, from homelessness and poor housing quality to lack of supply and affordability.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, March 25 – April 9

March 25, 2019
Legislative hearings are well underway, and the Legislature continues discuss policy areas of interest to cities.

Submit Your Session Proposals for Two 2019 League Conferences: Municipal Finance Institute and Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

March 25, 2019
The League is currently soliciting session proposals for two conferences — the Municipal Finance Institute and the Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar. Both conferences will be held Dec. 11–12 in Garden Grove at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Regional Housing Plan Has Statewide Impacts

March 18, 2019
Among the 2,700 bills introduced in the Legislature this year, San Francisco Bay Area legislators have introduced nearly 20 bills seeking to implement elements of a Bay Area regional housing plan referred to as the CASA Compact.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, March 20 – April 9

March 18, 2019
As the Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on policy areas of interest to cities, policy committee hearings are now underway as well.

League Executive Officers Attend the 2019 NLC Congressional City Conference

March 18, 2019
Cities left a resounding message of strength in the nation’s capital last week when the National League of Cities (NLC) brought together thousands of city officials from across the country for the annual Congressional City Conference (CCC).

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $9.2 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Rancho Cucamonga

March 15, 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.

California Financing Coordinating Committee Offers Free 2019 Infrastructure Funding Fairs Statewide

March 15, 2019
The State Water Resources Control Board, along with five partner agencies, will host six free California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fairs throughout state during the months of April through August. 

Webinar: AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

March 15, 2019
Join the League and the Institute for Local Government (ILG) for a webinar on sexual harassment prevention training from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.

ACA 1 Offers Flexibility for Local Financing of Infrastructure and Affordable Housing

March 11, 2019
Financing the repair and upgrade of infrastructure and addressing affordable housing needs is one of the greatest challenges facing cities and counties in the coming decades.

SB 5 (Beall/McGuire) Post-Redevelopment Funding Proposal Set for Hearing March 20

March 11, 2019
Cities are encouraged to support SB 5, scheduled for hearing on March 20 in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, which establishes an ongoing funding mechanism that would ultimately direct up to $2 billion annually in support of local infill, transit oriented development, affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization projects.

AB 818 Restores Fiscal Viability for Future City Incorporations

March 11, 2019
City residents of California’s 482 cities experience the benefits of enhanced municipal services, local input, accountability and opportunity to improve local quality of life on a daily basis.

What Cities Need to Know about the American Lung Association Turquoise Takeover Initiative

March 11, 2019
Every year, during the second week of May, the American Lung Association (ALA) LUNG FORCE initiative celebrates National Women's Lung Health Week and Turquoise Takeover — bringing the country together in a national conversation to raise awareness of lung cancer, the number one cancer killer of women and men in the nation.

Learn City Priorities During the Legislative Action Day Preview Webinar on April 11

March 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 of California Cities April 24 Legislative Action Day.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, March 12 – 27

March 11, 2019
Legislative policy committee hearings are now underway in the Capitol. In addition, the Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

Register for the League’s SB 2 Planning Grant Program Webinar

March 11, 2019
The League of California Cities® will be hosting a SB 2 Planning Grant Webinar on Wednesday, April 17 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. for cities to learn how they can receive funding and technical assistance to update their general plan, community plan, specific plan, or local coastal plan.

California Supreme Court Finds Airtime Was Not a Vested Pension Benefit in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. CalPERS; Declines to Address the “California Rule” on Pension Modification

March 4, 2019
The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision today in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System. The League filed an amicus brief in the case, and has been monitoring the case closely.
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