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Calling all Planning Commissioners! Don’t miss this Cal Cities academy

March 8, 2021
Planning commissioners, city planning directors, and associated staff are invited to attend four days of educational sessions and opportunities to connect with peers at the virtual 2021 Planning Commissioners Academy taking place March 25, 26, 31, and April 1. 

Calling all City Managers! Submit your COVID-19 Impact Survey (2021 Update) today!

March 3, 2021
California’s cities are facing dual crises: billions in expenses addressing the pandemic in our communities, and billions lost from significant declines in tax revenues. 

Be sure to register for the 2021 Legislative Briefing: Bill Introduction webinar

March 3, 2021
There are 2,497 reasons city officials should sign up for the 2021 Legislative Briefing: Bill Introduction webinar on March 18, 1-3 p.m. 

Still time to register for the 2021 Public Works Officers Institute

March 3, 2021
This must-attend event will feature the latest developments in public works, legislative updates, peer-to-peer networking, and more.

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues nearly $196 million in tax-exempt bonds for Anaheim project through new workforce housing funding program

March 3, 2021
An affordable housing property has been acquired for middle-income residents in the city of Anaheim from the issuance of nearly $196 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Feb. 25- Mar. 3

March 3, 2021
Over the last four weeks, Cal Cities has issued five action alerts to member cities requesting that they send in city letters, place phone calls, and use social media channels to directly reach congressional representatives to urge support for the American Rescue Plan Act, which includes $65 billion in direct and flexible funding for cities. 

Cal Cities supports state relief package for working families, students, and businesses; urges state aid for cities

February 24, 2021
On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a legislative package providing urgent relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship, including $600 stimulus checks to low-wage earners and $2 billion for small business grants.

Cal Cities President testifies at Senate hearing on homelessness in California

February 24, 2021
League of California Cities President and El Centro Mayor Cheryl Viegas Walker testified today before a joint state Senate hearing to share the city of El Centro’s experiences providing support for residents experiencing homelessness during the pandemic.

Submit your session proposals today for the 2021 Cal Cities Annual Conference & Expo

February 24, 2021
The League of California Cities is seeking diverse, forward-looking topics for the 2021 Annual Conference & Expo at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, Sept. 22-24. 

Cal Cities Public Safety Task Force work underway with kickoff meeting

February 24, 2021
The newly launched League of California Cities Public Safety Task Force kicked off its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, and featured a robust conversation on Cal Cities’ path forward on police reform policies.

Registration now open for the 2021 City Attorneys’ Spring Conference

February 24, 2021
The Spring Conference has a rich tradition of excellence in providing California city attorneys with education on the latest municipal law issues along with opportunities for connecting with colleagues from across the state.

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Feb. 18-24

February 24, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives is moving quickly to advance an emergency relief bill that would provide direct and flexible funding for state and local governments. 

Submit your innovative city program to be considered for a 2021 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

February 23, 2021
Each year, the League of California Cities honors outstanding work in member cities throughout the state through the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. 

Cal Cities delivers in first board meeting of 2021 with bill positions, new initiatives, swearing in of new members, and a conversation with Gov. Gavin Newsom

February 17, 2021
The League of California Cities Board of Directors gathered virtually for a two-day meeting last week to review progress on Cal Cities’ 2021 Strategic Advocacy Priorities and Strategic Growth Plan goals, learn about new organization initiatives, vote on policy positions, and discuss with the Governor pressing issues facing California’s cities.

Solid waste and recycling costs on the rise in California

February 17, 2021
Cal Cities recently surveyed cities on solid waste and recycling rates to understand if rates are on the rise, by how much, and what is driving these cost increases. 

​Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues more than $35.5 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Santa Ana

February 17, 2021
New affordable housing for low-income residents in the City of Santa Ana will be constructed with funding from the issuance of $35.5 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: Feb. 11-17

February 17, 2021
On Feb. 12, the U.S House Oversight and Reform Committee passed a legislative proposal that includes $350 billion in emergency relief for state and local governments. 

Cal Cities opposes unless amended legislation seeking to increase density in single-family zoned neighborhoods without respect to locally adopted housing plans

February 17, 2021
The League of California Cities Board of Directors voted during their meeting Friday to take an oppose unless amended position on SB 9 (Atkins), which would require a local government to ministerially approve a housing development containing two residential units in single-family residential zones. 

Cal Cities launches Public Safety Task Force to inform advocacy efforts around police reform

February 17, 2021
In response to the growing sense of urgency for cities around issues involving public safety and policing reform, the League of California Cities board directed staff at its December meeting to establish a group of local officials to develop recommendations that will help inform and guide Cal Cities’ advocacy efforts at the state level. 
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