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SB 50 fails; League commits to working with legislature to ensure any housing legislation keeps planning and zoning authority with local leaders

January 30, 2020
SB 50 (Weiner), the More HOMES Act of 2020, failed on the Senate floor late last week. 

More Than 400 City Officials descended on Sacramento for Newly Elected Mayors and Council Members Academy and Policy Committee Meetings

January 29, 2020
The League of California Cities welcomed more than 160 newly elected city officials to Sacramento Jan. 22-24 for the New Mayors and Council Members Academy, the first event in a lineup of comprehensive and valuable educational programs for city officials throughout 2020.

Start the New Year off Right by Staying Connected with the League

January 29, 2020
There are many different ways to stay connected with the League and exchange ideas, learn about upcoming events and key legislation, and make connections with your peers.

League-Hosted Webinar Addresses how Court’s Decision on Homelessness Impacts Cities

January 29, 2020
The “Strategies for Addressing Homelessness: Policies and Enforcement Issues” webinar, which the League hosted on Jan. 28, included an analysis of the Martin v. City of Boise decision and what that means for cities.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $149 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Hawaiian Gardens and Elk Grove

January 29, 2020
Affordable apartments for low-income families and seniors in Hawaiian Gardens and Elk Grove are getting a facelift and funding with tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds issued by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

SCOTUS Allows Public Charge Rules to Go into Effect Temporarily

January 29, 2020
News article by Lisa Soronen, executive director at the State and Local Legal Center.

Cities Can Learn How to Pre-Load Information to Streamline FEMA Grants on February Webinars

January 29, 2020
The California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will provide a series of webinar trainings on topics related to the FEMA Grants Portal, such as basic functionalities, how to upload and download documents, and how to set up notifications.

Registration for March Events and Proposal Submissions for Fall Events Now Open

January 29, 2020
Check out the upcoming educational opportunities offered by the League of California Cities.

Public Works Department Opens Call for Nominations for James L. Martin Award

January 29, 2020
California cities’ public works officers continue to raise the standard of excellence and advance the public works profession.

Registration Now Open for Planning Commissioners Academy and Public Works Officers Institute

January 21, 2020
The League of California Cities has several fantastic educational opportunities available right now. Check out a couple of the offerings below!

City Attorneys' Department Committee Dedicates Two Days to Updating Preeminent Resource on California Municipal Law

January 21, 2020
The California Municipal Law Handbook committee of the League’s City Attorneys’ Department met on Jan. 16 and 17 in the League office in Sacramento for their annual review and update of the municipal law resource.

League and CSAC Release City/County Transportation Tax Revenue Allocation Estimates

January 21, 2020
The California Department of Finance (DOF) provided new revenue estimates following the release of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed FY 2020-21 State Budget on Jan. 10. 

Cities Invited to Attend Webinar on Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances

January 21, 2020
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is hosting a webinar for cities on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m. on how to comply with state reporting laws for Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances (MWELOs).

Hundreds of City Officials in Sacramento this week for Training and Policy Committee Meetings

January 21, 2020
The League of California Cities will welcome more than 400 California city officials to Sacramento this week for newly elected officials training, policy committee meetings, and meetings with legislative leadership.

League of California Cities 2019 Annual Report

January 17, 2020
We are very excited to present the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Report, which captures in writing, in pictures, and by the numbers the organization’s achievements in support of California’s 482 cities last year.

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