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California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of City in Inverse Condemnation Case

August 26, 2019
Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a decision rejecting an inverse condemnation claim against the City of Oroville stemming from a sewage backup into a dental office that occurred in 2009.

League’s City Pension Survey to Be Distributed Sept. 4

August 26, 2019
Addressing pension sustainability challenges faced by cities remains a top strategic goal for the League of California Cities.

Ninth Circuit Declines to Reconsider Challenge to Santa Monica’s Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance

August 26, 2019
On Aug. 16, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request by Homeaway.com and Airbnb to reconsider its March decision where it ruled in favor of Santa Monica’s short-term vacation rental ordinance.

Reminder: League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

August 26, 2019
Each year the League board of directors invites city officials from California who are interested in running for the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or second vice president to apply for endorsement by the League board of directors.

Register for a Webinar to Discuss Statutory Changes Related to Provisional and Annual Licensing of Cannabis

August 26, 2019
The passage of the budget trailer bills, AB 97 and SB 97, changed the requirements for obtaining a provisional commercial cannabis license.

Meet Your Neighboring Cities at Annual Conference

August 26, 2019
The League’s 16 Regional Divisions cover every corner of California and serve as the grassroots advocacy core of the League.

State Water Board Authorizes Nearly Quarter Billion Dollars to Provide Safe and Affordable Drinking Water

August 26, 2019
The State Water Resources Control Board has authorized spending nearly a quarter billion dollars to help local water systems provide safe, reliable drinking water to communities throughout the state and begin closing the safe drinking water gap for more than one million Californians.

Register Now for Strategies for Addressing Homelessness: Policies and Enforcement Issue Webinar

August 26, 2019
The League of California Cities’ City Attorneys’ Department is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. to provide an overview of the homelessness crisis currently affecting communities throughout California.

Applications to Serve as the League’s 2019-20 Second Vice President due Aug. 28

August 19, 2019
Serving on the League of California Cities board of directors is an outstanding opportunity to be a leader shaping state policy and the organization’s strategic direction.

HCD Awards $2.3 Million in Planning Grants to Nine Cities to Accelerate Housing Production

August 19, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced awards totaling more than $2.3 million to local governments that are working to streamline housing approvals and accelerate housing production.

Second Vice President Dunbar Testifies at Senate Hearing on Executive Order to Develop Housing on State Surplus Property

August 19, 2019
Second Vice President John Dunbar, mayor, Yountville, traveled to Sacramento on Aug. 13 to testify during a Senate Governmental Organization committee hearing on a January executive order announcing a commitment to partner with cities to develop affordable housing on state-owned property.

Diversity Sessions Not to be Missed at the League’s Annual Conference

August 19, 2019
Registration is open for the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16 – 18 in Long Beach.

National League of Cities Webinar: “The FCC and Cable Franchising: What Cities Need to Know”

August 19, 2019
On Aug. 1, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to dramatically pre-empt and change how state and local governments handle cable franchising.

President Arbuckle Appointed to Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee

August 16, 2019
In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for a creation of a Master Plan of Aging during his January State of the State Address, California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the establishment of a Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee and appointed League President Jan Arbuckle, council member, Grass Valley, to the committee.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $45.6 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek

August 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.

League First Vice President Randon Lane to Step Down to Take Presidential Appointment in Washington, D.C.; Yountville Mayor John F. Dunbar Appointed League First Vice President

August 12, 2019
League First Vice President Randon Lane, Murrieta council member, announced last week that he will step down from his city and League positions at the end of the month to accept a presidential appointment within the U.S. Department of Transportation.

How States and Cities Can Fight the Housing Crisis, Together

August 12, 2019
This article about the housing crisis published on the National League of Cities’ CitiesSpeak blog, and was co-authored by Carolyn Coleman, executive director of the League of California Cities and Dan Gilmartin, executive director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League.

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?

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $13.8 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Senior Care Facility and Housing in Los Angeles

August 12, 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.

Apply Now for the Coastal Cities Group 2020 Leadership Committee

August 12, 2019
The League’s incoming president is soliciting applicants to serve on the League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group (CCG) 2020 Leadership Committee.
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