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Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar — call for presentations and session ideas

April 14, 2021
The Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar will bring together California fire service leaders on Dec. 8 and 9 for a two-day educational and networking event. 

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

March 31, 2021
An affordable housing property has been acquired for middle-income residents in the city of Long Beach from the issuance of $135.73 million in tax-exempt bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority’s (CSCDA) new Workforce Housing Program. 

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues more than $76.4 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Los Angeles and South San Francisco

March 31, 2021
Affordable housing in the city of Los Angeles will receive exterior and interior renovations, and new affordable housing in the city of South San Francisco will be constructed, both 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).

Cal Cities highlights top bills affecting cities this legislative session

March 24, 2021
The Cal Cities legislative team briefed more than 280 city leaders March 18 on the most important bills affecting cities this year.

Cal Cities embarks on governance evaluation to enhance engagement, effectiveness, and inclusivity

March 24, 2021
To enhance member engagement in leadership opportunities, increase overall effectiveness in fulfilling the organization’s mission and vision, and ensure the pathway to leadership is transparent and inclusive, the League of California Cities is conducting an evaluation of its governance system, encompassing the organization’s structure, bylaws, culture, policies, and practices.

Call for session proposals for the Municipal Finance Institute due March 31

March 24, 2021
Beginning this year, the Municipal Finance Institute will become part of the League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled Sept. 22-24 in Sacramento. Now is the time to submit your session proposal for this dynamic educational event.

From emergency preparedness to autonomous vehicle deployment, the Public Works Officers Institute builds a foundation of knowledge

March 24, 2021
The first-ever virtual Public Works Officers Institute wrapped up last week delivering two- and-a-half days of essential education, inspiration, and information sharing for city public works directors throughout the state.

​Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues nearly $11 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Riverside

March 24, 2021
New affordable housing for low-income residents in the city of Riverside will be constructed with funding from the issuance of $10,947,285 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Dozens of cities receive grant funding to mitigate utility-initiated power shutoffs

March 24, 2021
In an effort to protect local communities and vulnerable Californians from the impact of utility-initiated power shutoffs, the state announced on March 17 the distribution of $50 million in Community Power Resiliency grants for cities, counties, tribes, and special districts.

Learn about key issues affecting cities in tomorrow’s 2021 bill introduction webinar

March 17, 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. 

Call for session proposals for the Municipal Finance Institute and Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

March 17, 2021
Cal Cities has opened its call for session proposals for two educational conferences scheduled this fall.


House passes American Rescue Plan Act with $65 billion in direct and flexible funding for cities

March 10, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which includes $65 billion dollars for every city and town in the country. 

California city leaders shine the spotlight on issues and solutions at NLC Congressional City Conference

March 10, 2021
City officials and state leagues from across the country brought a united message to federal leaders and lawmakers at this week’s 56th annual National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional Cities Conference (CCC).

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues a $98 million taxable loan for a scientific research institute in La Jolla

March 10, 2021
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies based in the city of La Jolla will refinance existing bonds with the closing of a $98 million taxable loan through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Cal Cities remains opposed to bill that would force cities to pay out illegal compensation from their General Fund

March 10, 2021
On March 8, the League of California Cities, California Association of Joint Powers Authorities, California Special Districts Association, and California State Association of Counties testified in opposition to SB 278 (Leyva) in the Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee. 

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: March 4-10

March 10, 2021
This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives just passed H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act which includes $65 billion in direct and flexible funding for every city in America.

Sneak peek at the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Award winners

March 10, 2021
The 2021 winners of the Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards have been revealed, with the cities of Santa Rosa, Santa Clarita, and Oakland taking top honors.

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. 

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