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AB 147, California’s New Online Sales Tax Collection Law: What Cities Need to Know

May 1, 2019
State and local agencies will begin to see a revenue boost following the signature by Governor Newsom on April 25, 2019, of League-supported AB 147 (Burke), 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 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, 138 S.Ct. 2080 (2018).

Hundreds of City Officials Travel to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

April 29, 2019
Hundreds of city officials descended on Sacramento on April 24 for the League’s annual Legislative Action Day to advocate for issues facing California cities this legislative session.

Volunteer Judges Needed for the 2019 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Application Submissions

April 29, 2019
The 2019 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program applications have been submitted and now it is time to score them to determine who the winning cities are for each of the 11 categories.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, April 29 – May 6

April 29, 2019
May is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees, fiscal committees and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Budget Revise.

General Sessions Announced for the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

April 29, 2019
Mayors and council members of all tenures have a fantastic educational opportunity this summer.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $16.7 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana

April 29, 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.

Receive Recognition for Your City’s Sustainability Efforts — ILG Opens Beacon Award Applications

April 29, 2019
For more than a decade, the Institute for Local Government (ILG)’s Beacon Program has provided a framework to help local governments implement energy and climate action initiatives in their communities as well as recognize local governments for these efforts.

Interested In Serving on the 2019-20 League Board of Directors?

April 22, 2019
Serving on the League of California Cities board of directors is an opportunity for you to be a statewide leader shaping state policy and the actions of the organization.

Wear Denim During Legislative Action Day on April 24 to Show Solidarity for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in California

April 22, 2019
As hundreds of city officials from throughout the state prepare for the League’s Legislative Action Day on Wednesday, this is a reminder that city officials attending the event have the option to wear denim while they are in Sacramento to lobby their senators and assembly members on bills affecting California cities.

League Releases Hot Legislative Bills List

April 22, 2019
This week marks the Legislature’s return from Spring Recess, and policy committees will be in full swing in the Capitol.

Submit Your Session Proposals for Two 2019 League Conferences: Municipal Finance Institute and Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

April 22, 2019
The League is currently soliciting session proposals for two premier 2019 conferences — the Municipal Finance Institute and the Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar. Both conferences will be held Dec. 11–12 in Garden Grove at the Hyatt Regency.

CalVet Seeks Local Events for Its 2019 Memorial Day Online Calendar

April 22, 2019
In keeping with its mission of serving California veterans and their families, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is compiling a list of Memorial Day events taking place statewide.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, April 22 – 29

April 22, 2019
The Legislature returns today and is already back in full swing with legislative hearings to discuss policy areas of interest to cities.

California Supreme Court Upholds Local Ordinance Regulating Aesthetics of Wireless Facilities

April 15, 2019
On April 4, in T-Mobile West v. City and County of San Francisco, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding a San Francisco ordinance imposing certain aesthetic standards on wireless facilities within the city.

Cities Commit to Partnering with Gov. Gavin Newsom to Develop Housing on State-Owned Property

April 15, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced on April 11 a partnership with cities to develop affordable housing on excess state lands.

USDA to Begin Accepting Broadband Funding Pilot Applications

April 15, 2019
This announcement was published by the National League of Cities on April 9.   The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will begin accepting applications for its broadband funding pilot program, ReConnect, on April 23.

HCD Announces Approximately $123 Million Available for SB 2 Planning Grants

April 15, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the SB 2 Planning Grants Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $123 million.

Prop. 68 Funding Grants Available, Cities Must Apply

April 15, 2019
With the passage of Proposition 68, there is approximately $102 million in per capita funding grants from the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and each city is entitled to $200,000 in grants.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, April 22 – 29

April 15, 2019
Legislative hearings are in full swing, and the Legislature continues to discuss policy areas of interest to cities.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $24 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Lake Elsinore

April 11, 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.
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