April 14, 2017
Issue #30

Editor's Note

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Blueprint for More Housing Legislation Heads to Senate Environmental Quality Committee for Final Policy Hearing

As hundreds of city officials gather at the Sacramento Convention Center next Wednesday for Legislative Action Day, SB 540 (Roth), the League-sponsored Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone bill, will be heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The bill passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing and Governance and Finance committees in March with bipartisan support. Triple referred, the April 19 hearing will be the third and final policy hearing before the bill can go to the full Senate for action. 

Action Item, Housing, Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings

Gut-and-Amend Bill May Significantly Impact City Budgets

AB 1250 Set for April 19 Hearing, Cities Urged to Oppose

A recent gut-and-amend bill targeting cities and counties that contract for city services will be heard in the Assembly Public Employees Retirement and Social Security Committee on Wednesday April, 19. As amended, AB 1250 (Jones-Sawyer) a multifaceted attack on local discretion and places substantial burdens on local agencies by adding onerous, over prescriptive and unnecessary requirements that have significant impacts on local governance. Cities are urged to review this bill and take immediate action to oppose and members in Sacramento on April 19 for Legislative Action Day can testify directly in committee in opposition.

Action Item, Employee Relations, Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 17 – 26

The legislative policy committee schedule is in full gear and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel

Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings

League’s Health Benefits Marketplace Webinar: A Benefits Technology Solution for Cities

May 11 Webinar will Cover How Your City Can Increase Efficiency of Delivering Medical Benefits to Active Employees

Join the League on Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m. for a one-hour complimentary webinar to learn how your city can utilize the League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace℠ (HBM) administration platform to manage active employee medical benefits. The HBM leverages state of the art technology, enabling public sector HR professionals to streamline efficiencies around enrollments, administration, ACA reporting, delivery of wellness and more.

Health Benefits Marketplae, Meetings and Events

U.S. Communities Announces New Paint and Paint Supplies Contract Available to Cities

U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce the award of a new U.S. Communities cooperative contract for Paint and Paint Supplies. 

Financial Solutions for California Cities

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