|March 30, 2017
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Now that Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leadership have reached an agreement on the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), the League will be holding a member briefing via webinar on April 3. The webinar will be an opportunity for cities to learn about the details of the $52.4 billion transportation funding investment, which includes important accountability measures to ensure that the funds are spent the way they are intended. Cities will also hear about how they can get engaged to help the bills pass both houses of the Legislature.
Revenue and Taxation, Transportation, Meetings and Events
Hot Bills, Legislation, Assembly, Senate, Assembly, Senate
Regulations will be in Effect for up to 180 Days
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) issued emergency regulations aiming to reduce California’s prison population to comply with Proposition 57, which voters approved in November 2016. These emergency regulations go into effect Friday, March 31 and will remain for up to 180 days. CDCR will start the formal rulemaking process during this period, including the public comment period, to make the new regulations permanent. The League board of directors voted in October 2016 to oppose Prop. 57 because of public safety concerns stemming from reducing sentences for specific crimes that — despite debates over legal definitions — are clearly violent.Public Safety, Action Item
Public Safety, Marijuana Regulation, Meetings and Events
Municipal Finance, Revenue and Taxation
Submissions due by April 12The League of California Cities® is now accepting session ideas for the 2017 Municipal Finance Institute, which will be held Dec. 13–14 in Newport Beach. This two-day premiere event is geared towards finance officers, city treasurers, city managers and all city staff who assist these professionals in their stewardship of public resources and focuses on current issues and timely topics that will assist officials in their daily roles and operations within their city.
Municipal Finance, Meetings and Events, Action Item
San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke Recognized with Public Works Lifetime Achievement AwardThe League of California Cities® Public Works Officers Department honored San Leandro Director of Engineering and Transportation Keith Cooke with the prestigious James L. Martin Award on March 24 for his significant contributions towards the public works profession. The award was presented to Cooke during the League’s Public Works Officers Institute held March 22–24 in San Diego, which is the largest gathering of municipal public works professionals in California.
Public Works, Public Works Officers, Meetings and Events
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