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Cities of San Juan Capistrano, Seaside and Roseville Receive 2019 Local Streets and Roads Awards

April 8, 2019
The League and the County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) honored winners of the 2019 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads (LSR) Awards at their annual Public Works Officers Institute held in San Diego last week.

Legislative Action Day Preview Webinar on April 11: Learn about the Top Issues for Cities

April 5, 2019
Hundreds of city officials will be traveling to Sacramento to lobby their senators and assembly members on bills affecting California cities as part of the League of California Cities April 24 Legislative Action Day.

League President Arbuckle and Executive Director Coleman Visit Capitol to Rally in Support of ACA 1

April 1, 2019
On Wednesday, March 27, League President Jan Arbuckle, Grass Valley Council Member and League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) in the Capitol for a press conference and rally in support of ACA 1.

Feinstein Bill Devotes Federal Resources to Fight Homelessness

April 1, 2019
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) have introduced the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act, a bill to increase federal resources to battle homelessness.

What You Can Do Now to be Prepared for the 2020 Census

April 1, 2019
Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States.

Advocate for City Priorities at the League’s Legislative Action Day on April 24

April 1, 2019
Hundreds of city officials will be traveling to Sacramento to lobby their senators and assembly members on bills affecting California cities as part of the League of California Cities Legislative Action Day on April 24. 

State Treasurer Fiona Ma Provides Financial Empowerment to Local Elected Officials with New Training Video

April 1, 2019
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced on March 28 that she is kicking off “National Financial Literacy Month” a few days early with the launch of a financial training video designed to inform and empower elected officials.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $71.2 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in National City

March 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.

Upcoming Bills in Committee, April 1 – 24

March 29, 2019
Legislative hearings are well underway, and the Legislature continues to discuss policy areas of interest to cities.

Trailer Budget Bill Proposes Statewide Tax on Drinking Water

March 25, 2019
The League joins the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and a large coalition of nearly 200 local water and public agencies to oppose the proposed water tax unless amended with an alternative funding source.

Santa Monica Short-Term Rental Ordinance Withstands Legal Challenge

March 25, 2019
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision last week rejecting a legal challenge brought by online hosting platforms HomeAway.com and Airbnb to Santa Monica’s short-term rental ordinance.

Report: Stronger State-Local Partnerships Needed for Solutions to Housing Crisis in California

March 25, 2019
Across the nation, cities are experiencing a housing crisis on many fronts, from homelessness and poor housing quality to lack of supply and affordability.

2019 Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence Submissions Now Open

March 25, 2019
Each year, the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities throughout the state through the Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence. 

Upcoming Bills in Committee, March 25 – April 9

March 25, 2019
Legislative hearings are well underway, and the Legislature continues discuss policy areas of interest to cities.

Submit Your Session Proposals for Two 2019 League Conferences: Municipal Finance Institute and Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

March 25, 2019
The League is currently soliciting session proposals for two conferences — the Municipal Finance Institute and the Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar. Both conferences will be held Dec. 11–12 in Garden Grove at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

Regional Housing Plan Has Statewide Impacts

March 18, 2019
Among the 2,700 bills introduced in the Legislature this year, San Francisco Bay Area legislators have introduced nearly 20 bills seeking to implement elements of a Bay Area regional housing plan referred to as the CASA Compact.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, March 20 – April 9

March 18, 2019
As the Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on policy areas of interest to cities, policy committee hearings are now underway as well.

League Executive Officers Attend the 2019 NLC Congressional City Conference

March 18, 2019
Cities left a resounding message of strength in the nation’s capital last week when the National League of Cities (NLC) brought together thousands of city officials from across the country for the annual Congressional City Conference (CCC).

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Approximately $9.2 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Rancho Cucamonga

March 15, 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.

California Financing Coordinating Committee Offers Free 2019 Infrastructure Funding Fairs Statewide

March 15, 2019
The State Water Resources Control Board, along with five partner agencies, will host six free California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fairs throughout state during the months of April through August. 
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