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League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $7.8 Million Tax-Exempt Loan for Community Charter School in Oakland

June 24, 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.

Free Webinar Series Available on Innovating Livability for Communities, Starting July 11

June 24, 2019
Communities across the country are navigating rising housing costs and declining transportation infrastructure.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 24 – July 9

June 24, 2019
Legislative policy committees are in full swing.

Cities Can Apply for the Tobacco Grant Program to Help Curb Illegal Sales of Tobacco

June 24, 2019
The Office of the Attorney General makes a total of $26 million in grant funding available statewide for FY 2019–2020 to local governments and law enforcement agencies through the California Department of Justice’s Tobacco Grant Program.

Workers’ Compensation Legislation Affecting Public Employers Continues to Move through the Capitol

June 14, 2019
In the 2019 Legislative Session, the Legislature has introduced a series of measures in the workers’ compensation space that will drive up employer cost and expand the system to pre-2012 reform levels.

State Budget Sent to Governor Continues Prudent Approach; Trailer Bills to Follow

June 14, 2019
The Legislature agreed to invest in significant new investments to shelter homeless Californians, expand housing-related infrastructure and provide safe drinking water to all residents when they passed the FY 2019–20 Budget Act on Thursday, June 13, which establishes the state’s financial plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $30 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Irvine

June 14, 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.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 17 – July 3

June 14, 2019
Legislative policy committees are still moving along, with several of the League’s HOT bills up in committees this week, including SB 330 (Skinner), Housing Crisis Act of 2019, being herd in the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Legislative Leaders Announce a Deal on Safe Affordable Drinking Water Issue

June 11, 2019
After a marathon joint budget conference committee hearing on Sunday, Legislative leaders announced a deal has been reached on providing safe and affordable drinking water in the finalized proposed state budget, without a “water tax.”

Deadline Extended for City Attorneys Workshop: Avoiding Total Disaster

June 11, 2019
There's still time to register for the League of California Cities and the County Counsels Association of California one-day conference entitled, “Avoiding Total Disaster: the Law & Emergencies.”

Report: Mayors Increasingly Focusing on Climate Change, Infrastructure as Washington Fails to Act

June 10, 2019
As federal policymakers struggle to find consensus on many of the toughest challenges facing the country, mayors are focused on grounded solutions to critical national issues.

Celebrate Small Cities Month

June 10, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) is celebrating small cities and the inspiring, challenging, and community-building experiences that define life in a small city, town or village.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $45 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, Taxable Loan for Salk Institute in La Jolla

June 10, 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.

Call for Session Proposals for Four Educational Conferences

June 10, 2019
The League of California Cities is soliciting session proposals and speakers for four upcoming educational conferences.

HCD Now Accepting Public Comment on the Draft 2019 – 20 Action Plan

June 3, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released the Draft 2019 – 20 Annual Action Plan (AP) and applicable appendices for public comment.


Registration Now Open for the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

May 31, 2019
The League of California Cities has opened registration for its 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

League-Sponsored Bill to Provide Sustainable, Ongoing Funding to Build Affordable Housing Passes Out of Senate

May 29, 2019
The State Senate today passed SB 5 (Beall, McGuire, Portantino), which would establish an ongoing funding mechanism that would ultimately direct up to $2 billion annually in support of local infill, transit oriented development, affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization projects.

League Legislative Update Webinar Highlights Top Bills Affecting Local Control

May 28, 2019
As the legislative cycle progresses, the League is closely monitoring a number of bills that would greatly impact cities, and are working hand-in-hand with members to stand up for city interests.

CalRecycle to Release Revised Draft Regulations on June 18 for New Organic Waste Diversion Regulations

May 28, 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will present new revised draft regulations of the SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants regulations at a public workshop on June 18 in Diamond Bar.
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