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League’s 2019 Annual Legislative Report Now Available

November 25, 2019
The League developed a comprehensive summary of the 2019 Legislative year, along with descriptions, divided by issue area, of the hundreds of bills of interest to cities that passed the Legislature and were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Registration is Now Open for the 2020 New Mayors and Council Members Academy

November 25, 2019
The League’s New Mayors & Council Members Academy, taking place Jan. 22-24, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento is now open for registration.

Cities Affected by Utility-Initiated Power Shutoffs Encouraged to Engage in CPUC Proceedings

November 25, 2019
In October, numerous cities and towns across the state had their power turned off by their investor-owned utility as a preventative measure against starting a wildfire. 

Participate Now — League of California Cities Legislative Priorities Membership Survey

November 18, 2019
The deadline to help shape the League’s 2020 legislative agenda has been extended to Nov. 25.

Time to Submit Proposals for the 2020 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

November 18, 2019
The League is now accepting proposals for the 2020 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum scheduled for June 17-18 in Monterey.

Celebrate Incoming NLC President Joe Buscaino at League of California Cities Reception During NLC City Summit

November 18, 2019
The League of California Cities is excited to host a reception in honor of the National League of Cities (NLC) incoming President Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles council member, during this year’s NLC City Summit.

CENIC Conference Program Committee is Seeking Proposals to Highlight Innovative Uses of Research by Local Governments

November 18, 2019
The CENIC Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals that highlight innovative uses of CENIC’s CalREN to support vibrant and diverse research and education communities.

Hundreds of Local Leaders Attend Homelessness Policy Workshop in Sacramento

November 12, 2019
More than 350 city and county elected officials and staff traveled to Sacramento on Nov. 4 to participate in the League of California Cities – California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Joint Homelessness Policy Workshop. The event focused on funding opportunities, city and county-tested best practices, building community partnerships and engagement, and state-level efforts and coordination to address the state’s growing homeless crisis.

Registration Open for Free Training Series to Discuss Emergency Management Planning and Recovery

November 12, 2019
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced a new, free training series that continues the exchange of ideas on issues that were raised during the 2019 California for All - Emergency Management Summit.

November is Transgender Awareness Month

November 12, 2019
November is the time to celebrate transgender and gender nonconforming communities and raise awareness for the community through education and advocacy activities. 

On-site Registration Available for December Educational Events

November 12, 2019
On-site registration is available for these three educational conferences taking place next week at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Participate in the 2019 Bills Signed into Law Briefing Webinar on Nov. 14

November 12, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for a briefing on new laws from the 2019 Legislative Session.

ILG Launches New Digital Toolkit to Help Cities and Counties Address Housing Challenges

November 4, 2019
The Institute for Local Government (ILG) launched the Housing and Public Engagement Toolkit, a new resource to help California local governments establish more trust and transparency by collaborating with and engaging their residents on housing-related issues.

Webinar Highlights Program to Use Excess State Land as Potential Sites for Housing Development

November 4, 2019
The League of California Cities hosted a webinar, in partnership with the California Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), to unveil state-owned parcels in cities across the state that may be viable for housing development and the process by which such development would occur.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues More Than $69 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Napa and Lompoc

November 4, 2019
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $69 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds for Charter Oaks Apartments in Napa and Arbor Square Apartments in Lompoc.

Many League Educational Offerings Currently Available

November 4, 2019
The League of California Cities has several fantastic educational opportunities available for those involved with the fire chiefs, fiscal officers, city clerks, city managers, and mayors and council members department.

City Attorneys’ Department Mourns Loss of Longtime Member and Beloved Colleague, Burk “Buck” Delventhal

November 4, 2019
The League’s City Attorneys’ Department is mourning the loss of a longtime member and beloved colleague – Burk “Buck” Delventhal. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued a statement on Buck’s passing on Oct. 26, 2019.
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