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​Funding rollout of eviction protections and State Rental Assistance Program

February 10, 2021
Just days before the existing eviction moratorium was set to expire, the state extended the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act – SB 91 on Jan. 29, 2021. The measure was passed with urgency and went into effect immediately upon signature.

Renewed commitment to transportation infrastructure urged by ‘Fix Our Roads’ Coalition

February 10, 2021
The League of California Cities joined fellow members of the Fix Our Roads Coalition and submitted a letter last week to the newly-appointed chairs of the state Senate and Assembly Transportation Committees.

​Coalition seeks urgent changes to Beverage Container Recycling Program to increase convenience of consumer redemption opportunities

February 10, 2021
The League of California Cities, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), the Rural Counties’ Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA), and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) submitted a letter to the Legislature this week urging prompt action to make several urgent changes to the Beverage Container Recycling Program to address the lack of convenient redemption opportunities in many parts of the state.

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $181 million in tax-exempt bonds for Anaheim project through new workforce housing funding program

February 10, 2021
Affordable housing properties have been acquired for middle-income residents in the city of Anaheim from the issuance of more than $181 million in tax-exempt Essential Housing Revenue Bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Feb. 4-10

February 10, 2021
Some good news for cities out of Washington, D.C.!

The 2020 City Managers Conference was packed with virtual learning for California city officials

February 10, 2021
Last week, 380 California city managers convened for a League of California Cities premier annual event — the City Managers Conference. 


Cal Cities is in full gear shaping policies to benefit cities

February 3, 2021
On Feb. 2, League of California Cities leadership met virtually with key state legislators and their senior staff to discuss Cal Cities’ 2021 strategic advocacy priorities and the legislators’ policy agendas for the year.

Need help figuring out how to comply with state law on EV charging stations? There’s a video for that.

February 3, 2021
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has created a repository of tools to aid local governments comply with existing law AB 1236 (Chiu, 2015). 


Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

February 3, 2021
Great news for cities! After months of urging Congress and FEMA to fully reimburse eligible COVID-19 services, the Biden Administration announced last week that the cost share would indeed be adjusted to 100 percent. 

Register now for the 2021 Public Works Officers Institute

February 3, 2021
The League of California Cities is gearing up for two-and-a-half days packed with educational sessions and networking at the virtual Public Works Officers Institute.

Hundreds of city officials gather virtually for Cal Cities New Mayors and Council Members Academy

February 3, 2021
The League of California Cities welcomed more than 650 newly elected city officials to the all-virtual New Mayors and Council Members Academy, designed for newly elected city officials in California and for veterans wanting a refresher course. 

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.

Week two of 2021 New Mayors and Council Members Academy starts tomorrow!

January 27, 2021
There's still time to register! New mayors and council members have a tremendous opportunity to learn the ropes of elected office and connect with peers during four days of educational sessions at the virtual League of California Cities 2021 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Jan. 21–22 and Jan. 28–29, 2021. 

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).
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