March 29, 2013
Issue #34

Editor's Note

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Eighty-One Cases and Counting: An Update on Redevelopment Dissolution Litigation

Since Gov. Jerry Brown signed ABx1 26 on June 28, 2011, 81 lawsuits have been filed in Sacramento County Superior Court related to this statute and the later-enacted statute, AB 1484 (2012).

Key words: Legal Updates, Econonomic Development, Redevelopment


League Opposes SB 673, a Bill That Would Limit Local Economic Development Flexibility

Bill Would Give OPR Authority to Conduct Analysis of Local Land Use Projects

The League has taken an oppose position on SB 673 (DeSaulnier), a bill that would prohibit the approval of any retail or commercial facility estimated to receive over $1 million in subsidies unless a comprehensive analysis is prepared by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) or a public agency or private entity under contract with OPR.

Key words: Action Item, Economic Development, Land Use, Legislation


League Launches Expanded Coverage of Strong Cities | Strong State

Starting next Friday and continuing through summer, CA Cities Advocate will feature a weekly piece on Strong
Cities | Strong State.

Key words: Strong Cities Strong State


Plan to Attend the League’s 2013 Legislative Action Day and Preview Webinar

Deadline to Register to Today for Sacramento Meeting

There’s still time to register for the League’s 2013 Legislative Action Day Preview Webinar and Annual Legislative Action Day & Reception.

Key words: Meetings and Events, Legislation


USC Executive Leadership Program for Local Leaders Curriculum Announced

Event is April 26–27 in Sacramento

The University of Southern California (USC) has announced the curriculum for its Executive Education Forum for Policy (EXED) for Local Leaders. Scheduled April 26–27 at USC’s State Capital Center in Sacramento, this is the first time that this program will be held in Northern California. Successful programs have already taken place at the Southern California campus, with more scheduled for this spring.

Key words: Meetings and Events, Mayors and Council Members, Ethics


ILG’s Sustainable Communities Learning Network Opens Registration for Brownbag Webinar

Registration is open for the fourth in a series of 30-minute webinars offered by the Institute for Local Government’s (ILG) Sustainable Communities Learning Network.

Key words: Institute for Local Governments, Meetings and Events, Environmental Quality


Fines and Fees Revenues Distribution Webinar Scheduled for April 4

The Administrative Office of the Courts invites city officials to participate in its upcoming Distributions of Revenues from Fines and Fees Statewide Revenue Distribution Training on Thursday, April 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Key words: Revenue and Taxation, Legal Updates, Administrative Services

Don’t Miss the April Issue of Western City Magazine

The April issue covers a variety of helpful topics, including how to get your city’s public meetings back on track, opportunities to save on pension costs through collective bargaining after pension reform, the new Cities for Workforce Health program, making the transition from local government office to the state Legislature, and much more.

Key words: Western City, League Partners, CCLI, Employee Relations, Pension Reform, Open Government, Community Services

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