|June 23, 2017
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Telecommunications, Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events, Revenue and Taxation
Letters Encouraged as the Author Seeks to Build SupportFinancing the repair and upgrade of infrastructure and addressing affordable housing needs is one of the greatest challenges facing cities and counties in the coming decades. Oddly, however, such investments face more restrictive limitations than apply to similar investments by the state or schools. ACA 4 by Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Napa) would change that by proposing to give state voters the opportunity to allow cities and counties to fund critical public infrastructure and affordable housing by the same vote threshold as local school construction: 55 percent.
Elections, Infrastructure, Housing, Legislation
Broadens Allowable Uses of Grant Funds Reflecting City FeedbackIn response to feedback from cities and counties, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Administration is set to expand the allowable uses of grant funds from the Community Based Transitional Housing Program, which provides $25 million in grants for cities or counties that agree to site transitional housing connected with support services for recently released offenders. The program was established in the 2016 budget, however locals were hesitant to use the program give overly-restrictive regulations.
State Budget, Revenue and Taxation, Housing, Affordable Housing
Hot Bills, Legislation, Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings
Members Represent Each of State’s Six Coastal Commission RegionsThe League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group Leadership Committee is now complete with the appointment of its six members. League President and Lodi City Council Member JoAnne Mounce’s appointments this month follow her appointment of Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider as chair in February. The six members represent the six coastal regions defined by the California Coastal Commission.
Coastal Cities, Environmental Quality, Board
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA).
Financial Solutions for CA Ciites
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