Oct. 12, 2012
Issue #109

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League Lawsuit Challenging AB 1484 Moves Forward

On Sept. 24, the League of California Cities filed a complaint against the state and other defendants, challenging AB 1484, the redevelopment budget trailer bill. The lawsuit was filed in Sacramento Superior Court and has been assigned to Judge Michael Kenney.

Key words: Legal Updates, Economic Development, Redevelopment


Strategic Initiatives Task Force Holds First Meeting

Yesterday, the League Strategic Initiatives Task Force met for the first time at the League offices to consider a variety of policy and advocacy alternatives the organization could discuss with its membership over the next few months in order to secure a greater measure of home rule in the future.

Key words: Board, League Policy, Meetings and Events


League Hosted Webinar Outlines Pending Federal Program Cuts for California Communities

On Wednesday, the League hosted a free webinar to discuss the recent developments in the federal sequestration, or across-the-board budget cuts planned to take effect in January 2013, and how cities can take action to mitigate potentially significant losses to vital federally funded local programs.

Key words: Federal, Revenue and Taxation


League Education Update for October 2012

Did you miss the CityTalks at the 2012 Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego? Now you can watch video archives of CityTalks from the League’s website including the current video “Street Financing Techniques — Building Roads During Tough Times.”  Also get more informatoin about upcoming League events.

Key words: Meetings and Events


California Civic Engagement Project Releases Second in Series of Policy Briefs

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change California Civic Engagement Project has released the second in a series of policy briefs. The brief tracks the growth of the state’s registered youth population.

Key words: Elections


Realignment: How Cities Can Recover Costs to Fight Crime

Realignment implementation is under way throughout California. During this process, if cities experience an increase in crime, they can draw on their own police powers and certain state laws to abate problems at essentially no cost other than (in some instances) staff time. Learn more by reading "Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime” in this month’s Western City magazine.

Key words: Western City, Public Safety


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