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Week two of 2021 New Mayors and Council Members Academy starts tomorrow!

January 27, 2021
There's still time to register! New mayors and council members have a tremendous opportunity to learn the ropes of elected office and connect with peers during four days of educational sessions at the virtual League of California Cities 2021 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Jan. 21–22 and Jan. 28–29, 2021. 

Two days left to submit your city's local streets and roads project!

January 26, 2021
Now is your city’s chance to highlight a street or road infrastructure project or program that has demonstrated a significant improvement in your community’s street system. 

Register now! League of California Cities 2021 City Managers Conference

December 21, 2020
The League of California Cities is gearing up for the 2021 City Managers Conference, Feb. 1, 3, and 5. 

California Supreme Court will Hear California Voting Rights Act Challenge to Santa Monica’s At-Large Elections System

December 11, 2020
In July, Cal Cities reported that an appellate court found no merit to a lawsuit challenging the City of Santa Monica’s at-large elections system under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). However, the plaintiffs appealed and the California Supreme Court recently agreed to review the case.

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Dec. 2-9

December 9, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the launch of CA Notify, a new digital tool designed to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. 

Final SB 1383 regulations now available on CalRecycle’s website

December 8, 2020
On Nov. 3, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) received a Notice of Approval of Regulatory Action from the Office of Administrative Law on SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants regulations. 

Cal Cities Coastal Cities Group to meet with California Coastal Commission at upcoming Local Government Workshop

December 8, 2020
The California Coastal Commission is hosting a Local Government Workshop Dec. 17, to discuss sea level rise and implementation of the Joint Statement on Adaptation Planning, which was adopted by the Commission in November 2020. 

Cal Cities joins coalition letter to U.S. EPA on the Draft National Recycling Strategy

December 8, 2020
The League of California Cities (Cal Cities), the Rural County Representatives of California, and the California State Association of Counties submitted a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on their Draft National Recycling Strategy, urging them to focus national efforts primarily on increasing manufacturer engagement in designing readily recyclable products and using recycled materials in those products.

Cal/OSHA’s new emergency COVID-19 workplace protections take effect

December 2, 2020
California employers must now comply with a new set of emergency COVID-19 prevention regulations, which include a written prevention program, requirements for outbreaks and major outbreaks, and prevention measures in employer-provided housing and transportation.

Executive Coach Heidi Connal to speak at City Clerks Annual Seminar on rewiring your brain for resilience

December 2, 2020
California’s city clerks have an exciting seminar ahead of them with two days filled with dynamic educational sessions and networking at the virtual League of California Cities 2020 City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar.


Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $36.3 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Redding

December 2, 2020
New affordable housing for low-income residents in the City of Redding will soon be constructed with funding from the issuance of $36.3 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA). 

​Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Nov. 19-Dec. 2

December 2, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced earlier this week that the state will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. 

Registration open for these League of California Cities educational conferences

November 19, 2020
Calling all city clerks and finance professionals!

Participate in the League of California Cities Legislative Priorities Member Survey

November 18, 2020
​The League of California Cities is seeking input and feedback on the biggest issues facing cities in the next three years. Members have until Nov. 19 to complete the easy online survey.

Say hello to "Cal Cities" – The new moniker for the League of California Cities

November 18, 2020
Everybody knows we are the League of California Cities, but ask people what our abbreviated name is and you’ll get a variety of answers, including: LOCC, LCC, the League, and CA Cities. Today, we are launching a new moniker for our organization: Cal Cities.

FPPC revises “public generally” exception for officials with potential conflicts of interest

November 18, 2020
City officials now have greater clarity about when a governmental decision will have an “indistinguishable” effect on the public generally, which may permit participation in a decision despite a potential conflict of interest.

President Viegas Walker appoints 2021 Coastal Cities Group Leadership Committee

November 18, 2020
The League of California Cities President and El Centro Council Member Cheryl Viegas Walker announced her leadership appointments to Cal Cities’ Coastal Cities Group (CCG). 

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Nov. 5-18

November 18, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom and state public health officials announced earlier this week the decision to pull an “emergency brake” in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, resulting in 94 percent of California’s population in the most restrictive “purple” tier. In the same announcement, the state is strengthening its face covering guidance to require individuals to wear a mask whenever outside their home, with limited exceptions.

The Evolution of Western City magazine — extending the voice and vision of California cities

November 4, 2020
January 2021 will mark the beginning of a new era for Western City magazine. 
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