|April 5, 2013
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Key words: Revenue and Taxation, Legislation
Tax Increment Financing Provided Backbone of the FundingParts of Southern California grew early in the last century in part because of the region’s rich citrus industry. When it went into decline, however, it left a hole adjacent to the city of Claremont’s downtown that had once been its hub, creating a virtual ghost town by the early 1970s. That once blighted district ultimately became a vibrant part of the city through careful planning and the leveraging of private investments through a state and local funding partnership. The transformation of these 35 acres is showcased in Claremont’s Strong Cities | Strong State profile because it has had a dramatic impact on the city, region and state.
Key words: Redevelopment, Strong Cities | Strong State
League Supports Bills to Provide, Brownfield Remediation Authority to Cities, and Authorize Expenditure of Proceeds of 2011 RDA Bonds
Support Letters Requested on AB 440 and AB 981This week the League officially announced its support of AB 440 (Gatto) and AB 981 (Bloom). Both bills would address problems created by the dissolution of redevelopment agencies.
Key words: Revenue and Taxation, Redevelopment, Legislation, Affordable Housing
League priority for 2013. It’s imperative that cities have tools to invest in projects that will create jobs, boost the economy and generate state and local revenues. Legislators have introduced a variety of bills this session to address California’s economic development needs, which the League is actively monitoring. The League has taken a support position on the following bills and will continue to review additional legislation for policy positions. This list reflects positions taken as of April 3, 2013.
Key words: Economic Development, Legislation
Cities to Submit First Round of New Business License Fees to Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund
Funds due to DSA by April 15Gov. Jerry Brown last year signed SB 1186 (Steinberg) into law. One of the provisions that affects cities the most is the requirement to collect an additional $1 from every business license or equivalent instrument. While cities get to keep 70 percent of every dollar, they are required to transmit 30 percent of every dollar on a quarterly basis to the Division of State Architect (DSA).
Key words: Housing, Infrastructure
Key words: Employee Relations, Meetings and Events
Applications Due by April 11Submit your application today for the League Partner-sponsored Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence.
Key words:League Partners, Helen Putnam
WesternCity.com during the past month. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of March.
Key words: Western City, Housing, Public Safety
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