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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. 

Two days left to submit your city's local streets and roads project!

January 26, 2021
Now is your city’s chance to highlight a street or road infrastructure project or program that has demonstrated a significant improvement in your community’s street system. 

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. 

That’s a wrap! The end of 2020 was chock full of virtual learning for California city officials

January 6, 2021
Hundreds of city clerks, finance directors, and their staff virtually attended the League of California Cities’ premiere educational events in December to learn about important and breaking topics relevant to their city roles and connect with peers to exchange industry best practices.

​Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $27.3 million in tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing in Merced

January 6, 2021
New affordable housing for low-income residents in the City of Merced will be constructed with funding from the issuance of $27.3 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds through the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

State commission finalizes rules for reimbursement to local governments for certain costs associated with anti-racial profiling law

January 6, 2021
The California Commission on State Mandates finalized the instructions for claiming reimbursement last month for certain costs related to sections of the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015.

Cal Cities weekly COVID-19 update: Dec. 30-Jan. 6

January 6, 2021
Nearly 40 million Californians remain under the state’s regional stay-at-home order, to further prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoid overwhelming hospitals so that more people may receive care. 

Register now! League of California Cities 2021 City Managers Conference

December 21, 2020
The League of California Cities is gearing up for the 2021 City Managers Conference, Feb. 1, 3, and 5. 

California Supreme Court will Hear California Voting Rights Act Challenge to Santa Monica’s At-Large Elections System

December 11, 2020
In July, Cal Cities reported that an appellate court found no merit to a lawsuit challenging the City of Santa Monica’s at-large elections system under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). However, the plaintiffs appealed and the California Supreme Court recently agreed to review the case.
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