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Governor Releases Language for Utility Wildfire Liability Bill

July 8, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom and Assembly Members released 73 pages of language on June 27 outlining a wildfire plan that seeks to stabilize investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in California.

$130 Million Safe and Affordable Clean Drinking Water Bill on its way to Governor

July 8, 2019
Legislation that will establish the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, SB 200 (Monning, E. Garcia, Bloom), is on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk this week.

Free Webinar: Summer Recess/End of Session Legislative Briefing

July 8, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, July 16 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for a briefing on major bills that cities need to advocate for and against when the Legislature returns from its summer recess on Aug. 12.

CalRecycle Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft SB 1383 Regulations for Organic Waste Diversion Regulations

July 8, 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) released revised draft regulations of the SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants regulations on June 19.

The Sacramento Region’s 25th Spare the Air Season is Underway

July 8, 2019
Spare the Air is an annual summer campaign coordinated by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD).

City Attorneys’ Track Features Municipal Law Topics and MCLE Credit During Annual Conference

July 8, 2019
The League’s City Attorneys’ Department will present its City Attorneys’ Track at the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled Oct. 16 -18 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Mayors and Council Members Department Executive Committee Application Period Open

July 8, 2019
The League’s Mayors and Council Members Department is seeking enthusiastic, committed elected officials for its Executive Committee.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, July 8 – 10

July 8, 2019
The Legislature is moving through policy committees, with the last day to hear and report fiscal bills to fiscal committees on July 10, before wrapping up on July 12 for its summer recess.

Governor Signs the Budget, Legislature Continues Work on Trailer Bills

July 1, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom formally adopted the budget, AB 74, on June 27.

Moving Forward After SCOTUS Ruling in Census Case

July 1, 2019
On June 27, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s Administration’s decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, citing a pretextual violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.

Department of Finance Releases FY 2019-20 Suspended State Mandates

July 1, 2019
Most city officials do not relish complying with state mandates, but what they may not know is that the Legislature and Governor agree to "suspend" numerous mandates in the annual budget process.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, July 1 – 10

July 1, 2019
Legislative policy committees are still in full swing over the next couple of weeks.

Showcase Your Small City

July 1, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) is celebrating Small Cities Month throughout the month of July as part of its Summer of Love.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Oroville

July 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.

Discover the League’s Annual Conference Sessions Online Now

July 1, 2019
Get a sneak peek at the educational sessions that will be offered at the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

Final Opportunity to Register For the 2020 Census New Construction Program

July 1, 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau (USCB) has extended the deadline to register for the New Construction Program – the last chance for local governments to update USCB's address list to ensure a complete and accurate population count. 

New #LoveMyCity Campaign Celebrates the Love People Have for Their Communities

July 1, 2019
More than 200 million people across the United States live in a city, town or village that they love.

Legislature Begins Work on Trailer Bills; Housing-Planning/Homeless Related Language Not Yet in Print

June 24, 2019
Last week, the Legislature took up numerous trailer bills that help implement the main budget bill, which was approved on June 13.

League Coalition Files Opening Brief in Lawsuit Challenging FCC Small Cell Regulations

June 24, 2019
On June 10, the League, joined by a coalition of cities, counties, and other state municipal leagues, filed its opening brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the FCC’s adoption of the small cell regulations on Sept. 26, 2018, which went into effect on Dec. 25, 2018.

Annual Conference Resolutions Due by Aug. 17

June 24, 2019
Policy development is a key part of the League of California Cities legislative effectiveness.
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