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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.

Drone Regulation Bill Introduced in Legislature

March 4, 2019
The ongoing question of how to regulate drone technology will be considered this year in the California Legislature.

League Provides Promising and Significant Transportation Funding Scenarios during SB 1 Informational Hearing

March 4, 2019
The Senate Transportation Committee held an informational hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 26 regarding the present and future impacts of SB 1, a $52 billion transportation funding bill signed into law in 2017 and upheld by the voters this past November, with the rejection of Prop. 6.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, March 6 – 26

March 4, 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.

Cities Can Apply for Local Equity Grant Funds by April 1

March 4, 2019
The Bureau of Cannabis Control has recently announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding authorized by The California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018, known as the Equity Act, which was established by SB 1294 (Bradford, 2018).

City Leaders from Throughout the Nation Will Convene in Washington, D.C. Next Week for NLC’s 2019 Congressional City Conference

March 4, 2019
At the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference, city officials will hear directly from policymakers and thought leaders about the issues important to cities, discover the latest funding opportunities that will support economic growth and learn emerging practices to strengthen local communities.

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.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $48 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Seaside

March 1, 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 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.
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