Action Center

Action Center

Welcome to the Action Center, where you can advocate for not only your community, but for California cities statewide.

The League of California Cities is its strongest when joined by the voices of members and coalition partners. The League's legislative and regional public affairs teams are here to work hand-in-hand with members to protect local control and stand up for city interests.
 
Should you have any questions about the materials here, or if you would like to become more involved, please contact your Regional Public Affairs Manager.
 
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To use this action center, simply select the bill or issue that you are interested in, and a sample letter, and other information will be ready for you to customize. You may select your legislators by zip code or using the drop down menu. Please note that due to redistricting there may be some discrepancies when searching for Senators by zip code.
 

Current Actions Items

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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 2164 (Cooley) Local Ordinances: Fines and Penalties: Cannabis.

AB 2164 would allow a city or county by local ordinance to impose immediate administrative fines or penalties for violations of building, plumbing, electrical, or other similar health and safety, or zoning requirements if the violation exists as a result of, or to facilitate, the illegal cultivat...
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 2598 (Quirk) Cities and Counties: Ordinances: Violations

AB 2598 which will enhance tools that assist local governments protect the health and safety of their residents through code enforcement.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 2280 (Harper) Political Reform Act of 1974: local enforcement.

AB 2280 authorizes cities to contract with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for the administration and enforcement of local campaign finance and government ethics laws. We applaud the author for giving cities an option versus the mandate to contract with the FPPC.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 3162 (Friedman) Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities.

AB 3162 would help maintain residential neighborhoods as a therapeutic environment for the social integration of disabled persons, including recovering alcoholics and addicts. This bill would do so by reforming outdated regulations for the licensing of residential drug and alcohol treatment facil...
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: AB 3178 (Rubio) Integrated waste management plans: source reduction and recycling element: diversion requirements.

AB 3178 addresses the issue of reduction in recycling markets by providing new direction to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) related to enforcement.  
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 212 (Jackson) Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Program.

SB 212 would create a statewide take-back system for sharps and pharmaceutical waste.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 822 (Wiener): Communications. Broadband Internet Access Service.

SB 822 would establish net neutrality policies here in California. Cities throughout California welcome the continued collaboration with internet service providers in ensuring that our communities are connected to the latest, fastest, and most reliable services available at affordable prices.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 833 (McGuire): Emergencies. Office of Emergency Services. Guidelines. Alert and Warning Systems.

SB 833 would set up guidelines and best practices for emergency alerts across the state to ensure that residents are promptly notified of impending and/or ongoing emergencies. 
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 901 (Dodd) Wildfires.

SB 901 is the product of months of work by your Administration, the Legislature and the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response. 
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 1343 (Mitchell) Employers: Sexual Harassment Training: Requirements.

SB 1343 would provide training and information on sexual harassment prevention, how to recognize harassment, and who to contact if they believe they are a sexual harassment victim.
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 1413 (Nielsen) Public employees’ retirement: pension prefunding.

SB 1413 seeks to provide the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) the authority to establish a Pension Prefunding Trust Program (PPTP). 
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REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE: SB 1416 (McGuire) Local Government: Nuisance Abatement.

SB 1416 would allow cities and counties to recover fines related to nuisance abatement through liens and special assessments. 
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 553 (Daly) Workers’ Compensation: Return-To-Work Program

ab 553 would require the Department of Industrial Relations to distribute $120 million annually to injured workers from the Return to Work Program (RTW Program) and shift administration of the program from the state to employers.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 2544 (Lackey): Parking Penalties.

AB 2544 would extend payment plan requirements originally contained in AB 503 (Chapter 741, Statutes of 2017) to include citations issued prior to May 1, 2018 and also require that previously accrued late fees be waived.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 2681 (Nazarian): Seismic Safety. Potentially Vulnerable Buildings.

AB 2681 would create an unfunded mandate for every city and county to compile an inventory of buildings that are potentially vulnerable during a seismic event.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 3081 (Gonzales Fletcher) Employment: Sexual Harassment.

AB 3081 related to sexual harassment retaliation. The increased exposure to liability for cities for false workplace retaliation claims is very concerning.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 3131 (Gloria) Military Equipment

AB 3131 imposes a rigorous, detailed and annual local mandate associated with acquisition, deployment and use of a specified list of military equipment. Beyond this, the measure appears to contemplate litigation from outside parties over such policies by requiring them to be “legally enforc...
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 828 (Wiener) Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA)

SB 828 would make numerous changes to the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process.   
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 998 (Dodd) Discontinuation of residential water service: urban & community water system.

SB 998 is unnecessary and appears to be a solution in search of a problem that does not currently exist in California. 
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 1300 (Jackson) Unlawful Employment Practices: Discrimination and Harassment.

SB 1300 would limit the use of non-disparagement agreements and general releases, restricts the ability to summarily adjudicate harassment claims, and seeks to impose personal liability onto individual supervisors who make managerial decisions. These provisions will significantly increase litigat...
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REQUEST FOR VETO: SB 1421 (Skinner) Peace officers: release of records.

SB 1421 would put officers at risk of having their identify revealed for non-sustained or exonerated incidents. Additionally, this bill will expose cities to significant on-going non-reimbursable costs and litigation relating to the California Public Records Act (CPRA).
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 1771 (Bloom) Regional Housing Needs Assessment.

AB 1771 would alter the process and requirements for developing the methodology for a regional housing needs allocation (RHNA) and adopting an allocation plan.
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REQUEST FOR VETO: AB 2923 (Chiu) San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit: TOD.

AB 2923 would essentially give the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) land use authority over BART owned land within one-half mile of an existing or planned BART station.
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