March 23, 2017
Issue #22

Editor's Note

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Imperial County Tops in Local Road Project Awards

City of Commerce, Windsor, San Diego and Los Angeles County Also Recognized

The County Engineers Association of California and the League of California Cities® Public Works Officers’ Institute today announced the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards at their annual spring meeting in San Diego. The five winners, two counties and three cities, were recognized for their extraordinary efforts to preserve and improve the overall quality of the local streets and roads system. Imperial County is the overall winner with the city of Commerce, the town of Windsor, the city of San Diego and the county of Los Angeles also winning in specific categories. Full descriptions of the winning projects and finalists can be found at

Public Works Officers, Public Works, Meetings and Events, Transportation

Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Wasco Council Member Alex Garcia and the Fix Our Roads Coalition Hold Bakersfield Press Conference to Urge Legislature to Pass Transportation Funding Package

The Longer They Delay, the More We Pay

Local government, state government, labor and business leaders once again held a press conference to call on legislators to pass a transportation funding package. Thursday’s event in Bakersfield was the second of three being held by the Fix Our Roads this week. Another will be held on Friday in Fresno.

Transportation, Meetings and Events, Legislation, Hot Bills

REMINDER: 2017 Helen Putnam Call for Entries

Submit Entries by April 13

There are still a few weeks to prepare your city’s entries for the 2017 Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence.

Helen Putnam, Action Item

Register Now for the Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshops in June

Join the League of California Cities® in June for the Executive Forum and the Advanced Leadership Workshops. Registration is now open for two excellent back-to-back opportunities for Mayors and Council Members of all tenures. The Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum, taking place in Monterey on June 28–29, will be followed immediately by the Advanced Leadership Workshops on June 30. There is a separate registration for both events.

Mayors and Council Members, Action Item, Meetings and Events

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $29.6 Million in Tax-Exempt and Taxable Bonds for Guidance Charter School located in Palmdale

Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).

Financial Solutions for CA Cities

BOE Increases HUTA Rates for Next Fiscal Year

The state Board of Equalization (BOE) adopted staff recommendations and adjusted the price-based motor vehicle fuel tax and diesel fuel tax rates. This is effective July 1, 2017.

Revenues and Taxation, Transportation

Recent Federal Uniform Grants Guidance Addresses Contracting With Nonprofits

State Controller Issues Letter Highlighting 2 CFR-200 Uniform Grants Guidance

The state Controller recently issued a letter to cities and counties designed to increase awareness of federal regulations affecting contracting with nonprofits that were adopted in 2015.

Federal, Grants and Funding

Webinar on State Treasurer’s California Business Incentives Gateway for Cities and Counties Scheduled for March 29

The State Treasurer’s Office, in collaboration with the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties, will be hosting a webinar on the California Business Incentives Gateway (CBIG) on March 29 at 10 a.m. Register at

Meetings and Events, Economic Development
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