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President Viegas Walker appoints 2021 policy committee chairs and vice chairs

October 28, 2020
League President and El Centro Council Member Cheryl Viegas Walker announced her chair and vice chair appointments to the League’s seven standing policy committees. 

League weekly COVID-19 update: Oct. 22-28

October 28, 2020
After months of advocacy efforts by a joint coalition of the League, California State Association of Counties, California Restaurant Association, and California Travel Association, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Oct. 28, granting our request for a process by the California Department of Transportation to issue temporary encroachment permits enabling commercial activities in the state highway right-of-way. 

​League-sponsored bond agency issues taxable bonds for Oakland school

October 28, 2020
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the closing of a $35 million tax-exempt loan that will benefit Oakland students in grades K through 12.


SB 1383 Model Tools Webinar Series

October 26, 2020
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), in coordination with HF&H Consulting, Debra Kaufman Consulting, and Diversion Strategies, hosted a SB 1383 Model Tools Webinar Series earlier this week.

Gov. Gavin Newsom decides final fate of 2020 legislative bills

October 21, 2020
On Sept. 30, Gov. Gavin Newsom concluded a tumultuous legislative year by taking action on all of the bills the Legislature sent to his desk. 

Key infrastructure finance guidebook and materials available for rural cities

October 21, 2020
If you missed the Rural City Information Exchange meeting during the League’s Annual Conference & Expo, you can find this important information online. 

League weekly COVID-19 update: Oct. 15-21

October 21, 2020
The state released new guidance for theme parks, outdoor stadiums, and personal care service sectors, and made updates to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a core component of state's plan to fight COVID-19. 

​League-sponsored bond agency issues taxable bonds for Los Angeles senior care facility and home

October 21, 2020
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) has issued $37,275,000 in insured taxable bonds that will benefit Los Angeles community seniors.

Cal OES announces $13 million for Community Power Resiliency Allocation to Cities grant program

October 21, 2020
California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is seeking applications for a new grant program to support cities with additional preparedness measures in response to power outages. 

League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo – making virtual feel up close and personal

October 14, 2020
Last week, the League convened 1,600 city officials from throughout California for its first-ever virtual Annual Conference & Expo. 

Cities recognized for extraordinary efforts to enhance local communities

October 14, 2020
Dozens of cities were honored with prestigious awards during the League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo last week. 

Supreme Court sides with Census Bureau — census count to cease Oct. 15

October 14, 2020
On Oct. 13, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Justice Department’s request to halt the 2020 Census count while the administration and a host of groups advocating for a lengthened census count argue the case in a federal appeals court over whether the count could be stopped early. 

League weekly COVID-19 update: Oct. 1-14

October 14, 2020
The California Department of Public Health issued new guidance and recommendations yesterday for safely celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos in California. The guidelines “strongly discourage” trick-or-treating and gatherings, and suggest safer alternatives.



Local leaders across the country call for federal funding for cities during Urban Institute panel

September 30, 2020
Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, cities throughout America are struggling. 

League policy committees make recommendations to League board on Props. 16 and 19; one resolution

September 30, 2020
Four of the League’s seven standing policy committees, including Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations; Housing, Community, and Economic Development; Public Safety; and Revenue and Taxation met virtually on Sept. 29 to discuss and recommend action on Propositions 16 and 19 and on one general resolution. 

League weekly COVID-19 update: Sept. 24-30

September 30, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the third round of funding for Homekey, California’s $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

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