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League Provides Update on Priority Bills in Legislature

May 27, 2020
Legislative policy committees are in full swing in the Capitol, as the deadlines for fiscal committees to hear and report bills to the floor are just a few weeks away. 

Cities Harness Creativity and Pragmatism in Reopening

May 27, 2020
After two months under stay-at-home orders, cities and towns are slowly starting to open back up and just as they managed the shutdown, city leaders are approaching the new directives with creativity, pragmatism, and a vision for the future.

Cities Encouraged to Apply for EPA Anaerobic Digestion Funding Opportunity

May 27, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is seeking applications for projects that will help reduce food loss and waste and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester capacity. 

Registration Now Open for Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum Virtual Conference

May 27, 2020
Join the League of California Cities for three days of educational content and peer-to-peer connection for our first-ever all-virtual conference — the 2020 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum.

Local Streets and Roads Revenue Estimates Update Following May Revise

May 26, 2020
New estimates of 2019-20 and 2020-21 local streets and roads revenues for cities are now available. 

League Opens Call for Session Ideas for Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

May 26, 2020
The League of California Cities is seeking session proposals for the Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar scheduled Dec. 9-10, 2020 in Monterey. 

No Ceremony? Cities Find Ways to Celebrate the Graduating Classes of 2020

May 20, 2020
As we conclude our second month under the state’s stay-at-home order, cities understand the strain students feel since transitioning to online learning. 

Volunteer Judges Needed for the 2020 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Application Submissions

May 20, 2020
The 2020 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program applications have been submitted and now it is time to determine who the winning cities are for each of the 11 categories. 

Roundtable Discussions Allow Virtual Collaboration on Member-Chosen Topics

May 20, 2020
League members from across California gathered virtually last week for the first round of the COVID-19 Roundtable Discussions. 

Gov. Newsom Submits Austere May Revise Budget Proposal

May 14, 2020
In response to the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s budget, to the tune of a projected $54 billion shortfall, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing a multiyear recovery approach that significantly draws down nearly all available reserves while delivering a balanced budget.

New Campaign Calls for Funding to Help Cities Emerge Vibrant and Strong from the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 13, 2020
The League has spearheaded a new grassroots coalition of local government, labor representatives, small businesses, and nonprofits, calling for direct and flexible funding to cities from the state and federal government to ensure cities can deliver services to residents and businesses during and after the pandemic. 

CPUC Issues Proposal to Enhance Community Engagement and Collaboration Requirements for Utility-Initiated Power Shutoffs

May 13, 2020
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a proposed decision that would improve and update existing guidelines for utility-initiated power shutoffs in advance of the 2020 wildfire season. 

Cities Step Up Programs to Feed the Hungry, Support Businesses, and Connect Students

May 6, 2020
Now in our seventh week under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, issued on March 19, cities are working to address the changing needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time providing essential services and planning for a gradual reopening of business.

Oral Arguments in Pension Reform Case Offer Little Clarity on Whether California Supreme Court will Address the California Rule

May 6, 2020
As previously reported, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday, May 5 in the case of Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Association v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association. 

​League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $62 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Redwood City and Educational Facility in Calabasas

May 6, 2020
Affordable apartments for low-income families and seniors in Redwood City, and an educational facility in Calabasas, are getting a facelift and funding with tax-exempt bonds issued by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).
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