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Court of Appeal Upholds At-Large City Council Elections in Santa Monica; Clarifies Legal Standard Under California Voting Rights Act

July 14, 2020
A California Court of Appeal issued an opinion last week finding no merit to a lawsuit alleging that the City of Santa Monica’s at-large elections system violated the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). 

Webinar Series: Decision Making and Relationship Building Before, During, and After a Wildfire

July 14, 2020
The League of California Cities launched its new Wildfire Response and Recovery Webinar Series to help city officials prepare for the upcoming wildfire season, while continuing to respond to and navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

Register for the League’s Wildfire Webinar Series to Help Prepare Your City Before Wildfire Strikes

July 10, 2020
The League of California Cities launched its new Wildfire Response and Recovery Webinar Series to help city officials prepare for the upcoming wildfire season, while continuing to respond to and navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

CARES Act Fund Allocation Applications Due July 10 – Don’t Miss the Deadline!

July 8, 2020
The California State Budget for FY 2020-21 was signed into law last week and with that was the authorization for the Department of Finance (DOF) to allocate $500 million directly to cities to cover expenses related to the public health and public safety impacts of COVID-19.

Funding Available for Cities to Help Reduce Illegal Sales of Tobacco Products

July 8, 2020
The Office of the Attorney General recently announced grant funding availability through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Tobacco Grant Program. 

League Weekly COVID-19 Update: July 2-8

July 8, 2020
The Assembly was scheduled to return July 13 from its summer recess. 

Legislature Takes Final Actions Before Adjourning for Summer Recess

July 1, 2020
June has been a busy month for the Legislature. 

League Provides Update on Key Bills of Interest in the Legislature

July 1, 2020
The Senate and Assembly just wrapped up a busy month that held several key legislative deadlines, and are now on summer recess until July 13. 

League Weekly COVID-19 Update: June 25-July 1

July 1, 2020
The California Legislature approved on June 26 and Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Monday, a budget package including several bills that further the implementation of the FY 2020-21 State Budget. 

Annual Conference Resolutions Due by Aug. 8, Designate your Voting Delegate

July 1, 2020
Policy development is a key part of the League of California Cities legislative effectiveness. 

Save the Date for the 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

July 1, 2020
The League’s Annual Conference & Expo is taking place Oct. 7-9.

Wildfire Response and Recovery Webinar Series

July 1, 2020
When wildfires occur, cities have to quickly react.

Staying Connected with the League

July 1, 2020
The League has many different ways to exchange ideas with your peers and learn about upcoming events and key legislation. 

Last Chance! Register Now for Tomorrow's Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum

June 30, 2020
There is still time to join the League’s first all-virtual Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum!

Recessionary State Budget and Trailer Bills Sent to Governor’s Desk

June 26, 2020
Legislature Passes FY 2020–21 State Budget, Rejecting Many Proposed Cuts, but with Pared Down Spending to Address State’s Deficit

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Legislature Announce State Budget Deal; League Analysis Later this Week

June 24, 2020
Following a week-long negotiation over how to cut spending amid significant deficits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature announced a budget deal on Monday, June 22.

PSA of California Mayors Premieres: “Dear California, We Will Emerge Even Stronger, Together.”

June 24, 2020
Over the last several weeks, California mayors got in front of the camera to thank residents and essential workers for their role in battling COVID-19. 

Call for Session Proposals Closing Soon for Upcoming Conferences

June 24, 2020
The League is soliciting session proposals and speakers for the Municipal Finance Institute, City Managers Conference, and Public Works Officers Institute. 

Wildfire Response and Recovery Webinar Series Coming in July

June 23, 2020
As California cities prepare for the upcoming wildfire season, the League is offering a webinar series to explore lessons learned from previous experiences, how to access funding and resources, and the new challenges resulting from COVID-19. 

League Board Addresses Equity and Justice, Takes Action on Key Ballot Measures During June Meeting

June 23, 2020
The League board of directors committed to creating an equitable and just future for all Californians and took action on key November 2020 ballot measures during a virtual board meeting on June 19.
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