Sept. 24, 2012
Issue #103

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League of California Cities Challenges Constitutionality of Portions of AB 1484, the Redevelopment Budget Trailer Law

Today the League of California Cities submitted a lawsuit for filing in the Sacramento County Superior Court challenging AB 1484, the 2012 redevelopment budget trailer bill. The lawsuit contends that AB 1484 contains unconstitutional property and sales tax claw-back and other provisions that violate the California State Constitution, including both Proposition 1 A (2004) and Prop. 22 (2010). The petition does not seek to invalidate AB 1484 in its entirety, but it is being filed to ensure that the wind-down of redevelopment agencies is executed in an orderly and constitutional fashion without jeopardizing the fiscal stability of cities as they work to faithfully implement the redevelopment dissolution legislation.

Key words: Economic Development, Redevelopment, Revenue and Taxation, State Budget, Legal Updates


CalPERS Works to Interpret and Implement Pension Reform, Emergency Regulations Likely to be Adopted

League Creating FAQ Document for City Officials

On Sept. 12, Gov. Jerry Brown signed League-supported pension reform legislation AB 340 (Furutani) into law. The chaptering of this monumental reform package marks the culmination of more than a year of efforts by the Governor, Conference Committee on Public Employee Pensions, the League, and other stakeholders. Predictably, a number of subsequent and complex implementation questions have arisen since the signing of this legislation.

Key words: Employee Relations, Pension Reform


White House Office of Management and Budget Release “Sequestration” Report with Details on Potential $109 billion in Federal Program Cuts

CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership, COPS, and BYRNE Programs at Risk

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a report earlier this month detailing potential federal cuts of approximately $109 billion that would be triggered if Congress fails to act on a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion in accordance with the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Key words: Federal, Revenue and Taxation, Housing, Public Safety, Infrastructure

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