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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.

Nail-biting “suspense” as 200 bills fail to advance out of key hearings

May 26, 2021
Hundreds of bills failed to advance last week during a rapid-fire appropriations process known as the suspense file.

Save the Date for the 2021 Annual Conference and Expo in Sacramento!

May 26, 2021
The League of California Cities is thrilled to announce that the Annual Conference and Expo is returning to Sacramento this Sept. 22-24, for the first in-person Cal Cities event since the beginning of the pandemic.

Hal Conklin, former Santa Barbara mayor and Cal Cities past president dies at 75

May 26, 2021
Deeply affected by a major oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969, Hal Conklin surfed into the Santa Barbara City Council on a wave of environmental activism. 

Guide to Local Recovery Update: May 26

May 26, 2021
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance on distribution of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to non-entitlement cities.

Cal Cities City Attorneys Spring Conference attracts 500 attorneys, the highest attendance since 2017

May 26, 2021
The City Attorneys Spring Conference ended last week after five days of education, training, networking, and information sharing. 

Cal Cities releases local streets and roads revenue estimates following the Governor’s revised May budget proposal

May 19, 2021
To reflect the updates to the new state revenue estimates, the League of California Cities generated new local streets and roads (LSR) revenue allocation estimates for the current fiscal year and upcoming 2021-22 budget year.

Guide to Local Recovery Update: May 19

May 19, 2021
The League of California Cities hosted a webinar on the American Rescue Plan for more than 400 city officials today. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised May budget proposal includes big wins for cities and Californians, but the devil will be in the details released later this month

May 14, 2021
​The Governor announced a record-breaking $267.8 billion revised May budget proposal on Friday, $40 billion higher than the one he proposed four months ago.

Hundreds of Cal Cities members “Zoom” in on Capitol for Legislative Action Days

May 12, 2021
Over 300 city officials from throughout the state joined forces for the League of California Cities Legislative Action Days, a two-day virtual advocacy summit – part education, part advocacy – connecting local leaders directly with state lawmakers.

Cal Cities urges lawmakers to invest $3 billion for broadband in the state budget

May 12, 2021
Protecting and modernizing critical infrastructure is one of the League of California Cities' 2021 Strategic Advocacy Priorities.

Don’t miss the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards ceremony

May 12, 2021
Join the League of California Cities, the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC), and the California State Association of Counties tomorrow, May 13, 1-2:30 p.m., for a virtual awards ceremony to honor the 2021 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Projects Award winners.

Guide to Local Recovery Update: May 12

May 12, 2021
The portal for local governments that will receive their money directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury is now live. 

Tentative decision on Rule 20 undergrounding program to be considered at upcoming CPUC hearing

May 12, 2021
On April 7, 2021, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) President Marybel Batjer issued a tentative decision on the Rule 20 undergrounding program revisions.  

California Appellate Court upholds the validity of Governor’s executive orders issued during the pandemic

May 5, 2021
This morning, the Third District Court of Appeal ruled in Gavin Newsom v. Sutter County Superior Court that the Governor’s issuance of executive orders during the COVID-19 pandemic did not constitute an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power.

Cal Cities highlights top bills impacting cities in Spring Legislative Briefing

May 5, 2021
More than 300 city leaders participated in a Cal Cities briefing on May 4 to learn about the most important bills in the state Legislature impacting cities this year. 

Cal Cities board advances key initiatives, takes action on priority bills, and meets with top state official during April board meeting

May 5, 2021
The League of California Cities Board of Directors participated in a two-day meeting last week, where they reviewed progress on the Cal Cities 2021 strategic advocacy priorities, voted on policy positions, adopted recommendations to support city leaders as they advance equity in their communities, and discussed drought resilience with a top state official.

​Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $31.5 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in San Diego

May 5, 2021
New affordable housing in the city of San Diego will be available for low-income residents with $31.5 million in tax-exempt affordable housing bonds issued through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).
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