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New Marketplace Facilitator Requirements Go Live Oct. 1

September 30, 2019
California’s new online sales tax collection law, AB 147 (Burke), was enacted in April 2019 and expands 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 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, 138 S.Ct. 2080 (2018).

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues More Than $49.7 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging

September 30, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be a significant benefit for League members.

2020 City Managers Conference Registration Now Open

September 30, 2019
The League is gearing up for the next City Managers Conference on Feb. 5-7 at The Meritage, Napa.

REMINDER: Just 4 More Days to Submit the 2019 City Pension Survey

September 23, 2019
Your city’s completion of this survey is essential to advancing solutions toward a sustainable and lasting defined benefit system.

Secure Your Spot for these Upcoming League Educational Conferences

September 23, 2019
The League is offering three concurrent educational conferences in early December at the Hyatt Regency Orange County designed just for city clerks, fire chiefs, and finance professionals!

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $45 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey

September 23, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be a significant benefit for League members.

State-Mandated Training Offered at the League’s Annual Conference & Expo

September 23, 2019
Training to meet state requirements on specific ethics laws and principles and workplace harassment prevention will be offered at the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

Governor’s Action Pending on Bills Impacting Cities

September 17, 2019
The Legislature wrapped up its 2019 legislative business with a drama-filled session ending around 3:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 

Save the date for Homelessness Policy Workshop on Nov. 4

September 16, 2019
California’s homelessness crisis affects cities and counties across the state — rural, urban and suburban communities face immense challenges. Meaningful progress will require a combination of new, innovative solutions and known best practices.

The National Civic League is now Accepting 2020 All-American City Applications

September 16, 2019
Showcase your community's success! The National Civic League has opened its application process for the 2020 All-American City Award.

League Members to Consider Two Resolutions at Annual Conference on Oct. 18

September 9, 2019
League members have an opportunity to directly weigh in and shape League policy through the organization’s Annual Conference resolutions process.

Understanding the Nuances of this Session’s Use-of-Force Legislation

September 9, 2019
A two-year long debate over police use-of-force in the California Legislature has reached a conclusion.

Register Now for Free 2019 Signature/Veto Requests Webinar on Sept. 17

September 9, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 – 11:45 a.m. for a review of the top priority bills that cities will need to advocate for signature or veto by Gov. Gavin Newsom. 

Last Call to Apply for the Coastal Cities Group 2020 Leadership Committee

September 9, 2019
The League recently ran a story soliciting applicants to serve on the League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group (CCG) 2020 Leadership Committee.

17 Local Leaders Attend State Office Boot Camp at California Civic Leadership Institute

September 9, 2019
The California Civic Leadership (CCLI) is sponsored by League Partners and serves as an exclusive educational program for local government elected officials who are looking to run for the state Legislature.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $4.1 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Community Health Center in Oakland

September 9, 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-Sponsored Measure to Jumpstart Construction of Affordable Housing Passes Assembly Appropriations in Crucial Vote

August 30, 2019
The Assembly Appropriations Committee announced on Friday, Aug. 30 its decision to pass SB 5 (Beall, Mcguire, Portantino) and send the bill to the Assembly floor for a vote.

League-Opposed Parking Bill, AB 516 (Chiu), Dies in Senate Appropriations Committee

August 30, 2019
The Senate Appropriations Committee held the League-opposed AB 516 in suspense on Friday, Aug. 30, effectively killing the bill this legislative session.

Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees Decide on Fiscal Measures; Prepare for Final Floor Votes on Bills of Interest to Cities

August 30, 2019
The Appropriations Committees of both houses met on Friday, Aug. 30, to decide the fate of hundreds of bills calling for significant new funding, including many that affect cities.

California Supreme Court Confirms that Police Departments May Disclose Information in an Officer’s Personnel File in Limited Circumstances

August 30, 2019
The California Supreme Court issued a decision last week in a case challenging the legality of a common practice amongst law enforcement agencies — to disclose to prosecutors the names of officers appearing on a so-called “Brady list."
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