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SB 9 advances out of committee despite stiff opposition from Cal Cities, city officials, and community voices

June 23, 2021
Lead opposition testimony was provided by Blanca Pacheco, the mayor pro tem of Downey and the president of Cal Cities’ Los Angeles County Division. 

​Workforce housing projects in Glendale and Pasadena funded through Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency’s new program

June 23, 2021
Workforce housing properties were acquired by the cities of Glendale and Pasadena from the issuance of more than $481.5 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority’s (CSCDA) new Workforce Housing Program. 

Guide to Local Recovery Updates

June 23, 2021
The League of California Cities is actively involved in gathering, deciphering, and providing cities with the resources they need to access pandemic relief funds, understand eligible uses for those funds, and comply with reporting requirements. Visit the Guide to Local Recovery resource page to explore the resources available to cities.

​Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $50 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Santa Clara

June 23, 2021
New affordable housing in the city of Santa Clara will be constructed for low-income residents, with more than $76.4 million in tax-exempt affordable housing bonds issued through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Guide to Local Recovery update: June 23

June 23, 2021
Non-entitlement cities have until tonight, June 23 at 11:59 p.m., to access the American Rescue Plan Request for Fund Portal. Non-entitlement cities must access the portal to receive their first tranche of funds.

​Workforce housing project in Carson funded through Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency’s new program

June 17, 2021
The project will guarantee that one-, two-, and three-bedroom units will be restricted for households earning less than 80, 100, and 120 percent of the area median income (AMI). 

Cal Cities develops revenue loss calculator for cities receiving American Rescue Plan funding

June 16, 2021
The League of California Cities, alongside a team of city finance professionals and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) created an innovative revenue loss calculation tool that will help cities comply with the American Rescue Plan Act funding rules. 

Big investments for city priorities in Legislature’s proposed State Budget; next two weeks are critical

June 16, 2021
The Legislature passed a budget bill on Monday, June 14. However, the bill is merely a framework that tees up a long summer of negotiations between the Legislature, Governor, and interest groups. 

Guide to Local Recovery Update: June 16

June 16, 2021
The California Department of Public Health released a new public health order that goes into effect on June 15 and replaces the previous public health orders, as well as new face coverings guidance to match the CDC’s guidance, lifting California’s mask requirements for vaccinated individuals starting on June 15. 

Guide to Local Recovery Update: June 11

June 14, 2021
​Gov. Gavin Newsom took executive action on June 11 to terminate the state’s stay-at-home order and tiered Blueprint for Safer Economy.

SB 9 advances out of Assembly Local Government Committee despite strong Cal Cities opposition

June 9, 2021
The League of California Cities delivered the lead opposition testimony against SB 9 (Atkins) in today’s Assembly Local Government Committee.

Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar — call for presentations and session ideas

June 9, 2021
The Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar brings together California fire service leaders on Dec. 8 and 9 for a two-day educational and networking event. 

2022 City Managers Conference call for proposals now open

June 9, 2021
The League of California Cities is soliciting session proposals and speakers for the 2022 City Managers Conference, scheduled Feb. 2-4 in Monterey.

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues nearly $20.7 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Salinas

June 9, 2021
​New affordable housing in the city of Salinas will be available for low-income residents, with nearly $20.7 million in tax-exempt affordable housing bonds issued through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Submit your presentation and session ideas today for the 2022 Public Works Officers Institute

June 9, 2021
The League of California Cities and the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) are seeking session proposals and speakers for the next joint Public Works Officers Institute, scheduled for March 23-25 in Monterey. 

Guide to Local Recovery Update: June 9

June 9, 2021
The California Department of Finance (DOF) unveiled its American Rescue Plan Local Fiscal Recovery Fund webpage for non-entitlement cities and discussed the upcoming funding portal with city officials during a League of California Cities webinar earlier today.

State public utility commission issues decision on undergrounding program with mixed outcome for cities

June 8, 2021
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a decision this week on its Rule 20 undergrounding program, which lays out guidelines and procedures for the ratepayer-funded undergrounding of overhead electric facilities.

Governor grants Cal Cities’ request for continued Brown Act flexibility

June 2, 2021
In an effort to provide local governments adequate time to prepare for in-person public meetings while remaining in compliance with the Brown Act, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that Executive Order N-29-20 will remain in effect after the June 15 reopening plan. 

Secretary Crowfoot talks drought, wildfires, advancing equity, and leadership in Cal Cities’ first Speaker Series webinar

June 2, 2021
City leaders from throughout the state joined the League of California Cities for the first installment of the new Cal Cities Speaker Series, which featured an informative drought and wildfire update from California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) Secretary Wade Crowfoot.

New Cal Cities Speaker Series debuts June 2 with Secretary Wade Crowfoot of the California Natural Resources Agency

June 1, 2021
The League of California Cities is launching a new virtual speaker series in June, featuring government leaders and policy experts who will share insights on big picture issues and trends that matter most to cities.
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