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Malibu City Manager Testifies in Legislative Committee on Local Government Wildfire Preparedness

May 14, 2019
The Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management held an informational hearing on May 14 to assess and review the state’s preparation and capacity to handle the “new normal” of intense wildfires this upcoming 2019 wildfire season.

Infrastructure Week Begins Today — Here’s How You Can Get Involved

May 13, 2019
The League joins hundreds of businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and more from across the country to spread the message that it’s time to #BuildForTomorrow.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, May 13 – June 4

May 13, 2019
This week marks the last week for policy committees in the Legislature, and the May 17 deadline for fiscal committees to hear and report to floor bills introduced in their house of origin is fast approaching.

HCD Now Accepting Public Comment on the Draft Permanent Local Housing Allocation 2019 Guidelines

May 10, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released its Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program draft guidelines.

A New Disaster Preparedness Conference for City Attorneys

May 10, 2019
The League of California Cities and the County Counsels Association of California have collaborated to bring a new educational opportunity to our members at a one-day conference entitled, “Avoiding Total Disaster: the Law & Emergencies.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom Releases May Revise Budget with More Funding for Disaster Response and Homelessness

May 9, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference this morning to release his May Revise to his January budget proposal for FY 2019-20, with the fiscal year beginning July 1.

League Issues Action Alerts on Multiple Bills Affecting Cities

May 6, 2019
The League of California Cities is strongest when joined by the voices of members and coalition partners. 

Communication Sessions Announced for the Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum

May 6, 2019
Cultivating positive relationships and maintaining frequent communication between mayors, council members and their local government counterparts is fundamental to the success of all local city leaders. 

Upcoming Bills in Committee, May 6 – May 13

May 6, 2019
May is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees, fiscal committees and a little over a week until Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Budget Revise. 

Next Week is Infrastructure Week — Here’s How You Can Get Involved

May 6, 2019
The 7th annual Infrastructure Week is May 13 – 20.

League Releases Update on Hot Legislative Bills List

May 3, 2019
Legislative policy committees are in full swing in the Capitol, as the deadline for fiscal committees to hear and report to floor for bills introduced in their house of origin is less than two weeks away. 

Economic Development Tools Available for Cities

May 3, 2019
Is economic development at the top of your city’s priority list?

SB 2 Planning Grants Are Available: Find out How to Access Your City’s Share

May 1, 2019
The League of California Cities hosted a SB 2 Planning Grant Webinar on Wednesday, April 17 for cities to learn how they can receive funding and technical assistance to update their general plan, community plan, specific plan or local coastal plan.

AB 147, California’s New Online Sales Tax Collection Law: What Cities Need to Know

May 1, 2019
State and local agencies will begin to see a revenue boost following the signature by Governor Newsom on April 25, 2019, of League-supported AB 147 (Burke), which will expand the collection of millions in state sales and use taxes from out-of-state sales via the implementation of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, 138 S.Ct. 2080 (2018).

Hundreds of City Officials Travel to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

April 29, 2019
Hundreds of city officials descended on Sacramento on April 24 for the League’s annual Legislative Action Day to advocate for issues facing California cities this legislative session.

Volunteer Judges Needed for the 2019 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Application Submissions

April 29, 2019
The 2019 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program applications have been submitted and now it is time to score them to determine who the winning cities are for each of the 11 categories.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, April 29 – May 6

April 29, 2019
May is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees, fiscal committees and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May Budget Revise.

General Sessions Announced for the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

April 29, 2019
Mayors and council members of all tenures have a fantastic educational opportunity this summer.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $16.7 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana

April 29, 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.

Receive Recognition for Your City’s Sustainability Efforts — ILG Opens Beacon Award Applications

April 29, 2019
For more than a decade, the Institute for Local Government (ILG)’s Beacon Program has provided a framework to help local governments implement energy and climate action initiatives in their communities as well as recognize local governments for these efforts.
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