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Just one more week to submit session proposals for the 2021 Cal Cities Annual Conference & Expo

March 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 joins coalition of counties, special districts, and schools to protect property tax collection; provide relief to most in need

January 27, 2021
To preserve local governments’ ability to maintain the delivery of services during the pandemic, the League of California Cities joined a coalition of county and school representatives to urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to retain the April 10 deadline for property tax payments. 

Cal Cities supports broadband measures that seek to close the digital divide

January 27, 2021
On the first day of the 2021 legislative session, Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) introduced legislation to make significant changes to the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) in an effort to close the digital divide and further the state's broadband goals. 

Cal Cities and CSAC Release HUTA and RMRA Estimates for Proposed FY 2021-22 State Budget

January 27, 2021
The League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties (CSAC) provided new revenue estimates following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposed FY 2021-22 State Budget released on Jan. 8 including for transportation tax revenues.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms city not liable for tenant decisions on who can use space

January 27, 2021
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a favorable decision Monday, Jan. 25, in a case in which the League of California Cities filed a friend-of-the-court brief.

New York Times best-selling author and popular TED Talk speaker to give City Managers Conference closing keynote

January 27, 2021
The League of California Cities is gearing up for our time-honored City Managers Conference featuring important topics to city leaders and peer-to-peer connections. 

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues more than $209 million in tax-exempt bonds and taxable bonds

January 27, 2021
Affordable housing for low-income residents in the cities of Los Angeles and Fresno will receive exterior and interior renovations with more than $34 million in tax-exempt affordable housing bonds, and the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) will refinance existing bonds with more than $174 million in A+ rated taxable bonds issued through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Jan. 21-27

January 27, 2021
Today, League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman sent a letter to legislative leadership urging them to prioritize cities in the 2021-22 State Budget, and to allocate funding for cities to support pandemic response and recovery. 

Local governments victorious in U.S. Supreme Court case involving impounded vehicles and bankruptcy proceedings

January 20, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that a city’s refusal to return an impounded vehicle to a debtor who files for bankruptcy is not a violation of the “automatic stay” provision of the federal Bankruptcy Code. 

Don’t miss one of Forbes’ 50 Leading Female Futurists and opening keynote at the City Managers Conference

January 20, 2021
The League of California Cities 2021 City Managers Conference is shaping up to be one of the best to date, featuring sessions on key topics of interest to city leaders and peer-to-peer connections. 

The Torch Program recognizes dedication to continuing education and service

January 20, 2021
The League of California Cities Mayors and Council Members Department honors the hard work and dedication of its peers through its Leadership Academy Torch Program.

Last chance to submit an idea for a 2021 Planning Commissioners Academy session

January 15, 2021
Did you know that over 95 percent of the League of California Cities’ educational programming comes directly from our open calls for proposals?

Legislature reconvenes as hundreds of city officials gather virtually to hammer out Cal Cities legislative policy recommendations

January 13, 2021
Lawmakers returned to Sacramento Jan. 11 to kick off a new legislative session, a week later than planned due to COVID-19 concerns, and on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $227.2 billion budget proposal for FY 2021-22 released on Jan. 8.

Proposed 2021-22 State Budget includes investment in climate resiliency, but limited direct funding for cities

January 13, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sweeping $227 billion proposed 2021-22 State Budget includes a number of climate resiliency-related items, ranging from wildfire preparedness to electric vehicle deployment. 

City Managers Conference schedule now available — Register today!

January 13, 2021
Cal Cities is gearing up for the City Managers Conference! Join your fellow California city managers online for timely topics of importance to city leaders and peer-to-peer connections.

Join the Rural City Information Exchange

January 13, 2021
Cal Cities’ Rural City Information Exchange is a valuable platform, created by the board of directors in June 2019, as a forum for rural cities to share challenges, ideas, and best practices specifically geared to their communities.

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Jan. 7-13

January 13, 2021
The California Department of Public Health announced on Jan. 12 that effective immediately, the Greater Sacramento region meets the criteria to exit the regional stay-at-home-order. 

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $187.5 million in tax-exempt bonds for two projects through newly created workforce housing funding program

January 13, 2021
​Affordable housing properties have been acquired for middle-income residents in the cities of Carson and Anaheim from the issuance of $187.5 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA). 

Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 State Budget prioritizes funding to support COVID-19 recovery effort, but lacks significant fiscal support for cities

January 8, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Friday a record-breaking $227.2 billion budget proposal for the 2021-22 fiscal year. 

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