Aug. 31, 2012
Issue #95

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Legislature Passes Pension Reform, Sends AB 340 to Governor for Signature

The League Urges the Governor to Sign this Historic Legislation

On the final day of the 2012 Legislative Session the Legislature passed AB 340 (Furutani), the League-supported pension reform measure. Action in both houses commenced in the afternoon with both the Assembly and Senate passing the measure by large margins.

Key words: Employee Relations, Pension Reform, Legislation


Workers’ Comp Legislation Passes, Moves to Governor for Signature

This evening, the Legislature passed SB 863 (De León), the workers’ compensation bill that would both increase benefits to injured workers and is intended lower costs for employers. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed workers’ compensation legislation last year calling for more significant reform.

Key words: Employee Relations, Legislation


Request for Signature Letters Needed on SB 214

Most Helpful Bill Addressing Infrastructure Issues

On Thursday, League-supported SB 214 (Wolk) was passed in the Senate with a 22-15 vote, sending it to Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 214 makes important changes to existing Infrastructure Financing District (IFD) law and will enable IFDs to become a more helpful financing tool for a wide variety of local infrastructure.

Key words: Action Item, Economic Development, Infrastructure Financing Districts, Legislation


League Urges Governor to Veto Bill that Would Require Cities to Issue Permits for Cottage Food Operations

Local Land Use Authority Disregarded

Amendments to AB 1616 (Gatto), just taken on Aug. 24, would require cities to issue permits to cottage home-based food businesses. The Legislature passed the bill yesterday and it will go next to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature or veto. The League is requesting a veto on this bill because it would pose serious health, safety and land use issues for cities.

Key words: Action Item, Land Use, Legislation


Free Webinar on New Sustainable Energy Bond Program for Public Agencies Scheduled for Sept. 13

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority, in conjunction with the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment, is offering a free webinar to provide public agencies and nonprofit organizations in California access to tax exempt financing for critical sustainable energy projects. 

Key words: Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events


The Next Generation of Economic Development Tools, Tomorrow’s Green Workforce, Opening City Career Doors for Girls in September’s Western City Magazine

Don't miss these articles in the September issue of Western City magazine.

Key words: Elections



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