|Dec. 9, 2016
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Assembly, Senate, Legislation, Housing, Transportation
League of California Cities Strongly Supports Both MeasuresThe League of California Cities® applauds the Senate’s introduction of a meaningful and proactive infrastructure funding package that includes affordable housing. As part of the “California Rebuild” legislative package, Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) introduced SB 2, The Building Homes and Jobs Act. This measure establishes a permanent source of funding for affordable rental or ownership housing, supportive housing, emergency shelters, transitional housing and other housing needs via a $75 recordation fee on real estate transaction documents. It is estimated that this fee will generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually for much needed housing.
Senate, Assembly, Legislation, Affordable Housing
With Potential Action as Soon as Dec. 20, Cities Encouraged to Share Concerns and Comments with CalPERS and the League
CalPERS reported another year of low annual investment returns in July 2016. Due to volatile financial markets and challenging global economic conditions, the country’s largest pension fund reported 0.61 percent net return on investments — well below the assumed rate of return of 7.5 percent. Of additional concern, overall CalPERS pension funded status recently dropped from 73 percent funded to 68 percent.Pensions, Employee Relations, Meetings and Events
Free Webinar for MembersAddressing the housing affordability challenges facing California is a top priority for the League of California Cities® and the Legislature. Join League Legislative Representative Jason Rhine and Interim Acting Executive Director Director Dan Carrigg for a webinar being held Dec. 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. regarding pending housing related legislation and what to expect when the Legislature reconvenes on Jan. 4.
Legislation, Housing, Meetings and Events, Action Item
Community Health Partnerships Resource Center with tools for local officials and staff interested in using collaborative approaches to address community challenges.
Institute for Local Government
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).
Financial Solutions for CA Cities
California City Solutions: Manhattan Beach Creates A Healthy Community by Committing to Blue Zones ProjectThis story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2016 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. The Manhattan Beach Blue Zones Project was submitted in 2016 for the Health and Wellness Programs award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Health and Wellness
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