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Governor Signs the Budget, Legislature Continues Work on Trailer Bills

July 1, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom formally adopted the budget, AB 74, on June 27.

Moving Forward After SCOTUS Ruling in Census Case

July 1, 2019
On June 27, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s Administration’s decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, citing a pretextual violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.

Department of Finance Releases FY 2019-20 Suspended State Mandates

July 1, 2019
Most city officials do not relish complying with state mandates, but what they may not know is that the Legislature and Governor agree to "suspend" numerous mandates in the annual budget process.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, July 1 – 10

July 1, 2019
Legislative policy committees are still in full swing over the next couple of weeks.

Showcase Your Small City

July 1, 2019
The National League of Cities (NLC) is celebrating Small Cities Month throughout the month of July as part of its Summer of Love.

Registration Open – ILG Public Engagement Training

July 1, 2019
Are you getting the results you want from your public engagement efforts?

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $5 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Oroville

July 1, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.

Discover the League’s Annual Conference Sessions Online Now

July 1, 2019
Get a sneak peek at the educational sessions that will be offered at the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

Final Opportunity to Register For the 2020 Census New Construction Program

July 1, 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau (USCB) has extended the deadline to register for the New Construction Program – the last chance for local governments to update USCB's address list to ensure a complete and accurate population count. 

New #LoveMyCity Campaign Celebrates the Love People Have for Their Communities

July 1, 2019
More than 200 million people across the United States live in a city, town or village that they love.

Legislature Begins Work on Trailer Bills; Housing-Planning/Homeless Related Language Not Yet in Print

June 24, 2019
Last week, the Legislature took up numerous trailer bills that help implement the main budget bill, which was approved on June 13.

League Coalition Files Opening Brief in Lawsuit Challenging FCC Small Cell Regulations

June 24, 2019
On June 10, the League, joined by a coalition of cities, counties, and other state municipal leagues, filed its opening brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the FCC’s adoption of the small cell regulations on Sept. 26, 2018, which went into effect on Dec. 25, 2018.

Annual Conference Resolutions Due by Aug. 17

June 24, 2019
Policy development is a key part of the League of California Cities legislative effectiveness.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $7.8 Million Tax-Exempt Loan for Community Charter School in Oakland

June 24, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.

Free Webinar Series Available on Innovating Livability for Communities, Starting July 11

June 24, 2019
Communities across the country are navigating rising housing costs and declining transportation infrastructure.

Announcing the City Clerks Workshop at the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

June 24, 2019
The League of California Cities formally announces the City Clerks Workshop, Through the Lens of a Voter — A Closer Look at Elections, which will be held at the League’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, June 24 – July 9

June 24, 2019
Legislative policy committees are in full swing.

Cities Can Apply for the Tobacco Grant Program to Help Curb Illegal Sales of Tobacco

June 24, 2019
The Office of the Attorney General makes a total of $26 million in grant funding available statewide for FY 2019–2020 to local governments and law enforcement agencies through the California Department of Justice’s Tobacco Grant Program.

Workers’ Compensation Legislation Affecting Public Employers Continues to Move through the Capitol

June 14, 2019
In the 2019 Legislative Session, the Legislature has introduced a series of measures in the workers’ compensation space that will drive up employer cost and expand the system to pre-2012 reform levels.

State Budget Sent to Governor Continues Prudent Approach; Trailer Bills to Follow

June 14, 2019
The Legislature agreed to invest in significant new investments to shelter homeless Californians, expand housing-related infrastructure and provide safe drinking water to all residents when they passed the FY 2019–20 Budget Act on Thursday, June 13, which establishes the state’s financial plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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