May 13, 2013

Issue #51

Editor's Note

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Bills in Committee May 13–17

The Governor will release his May Revise Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. but look to the fiscal committees for most of this week’s action.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings & Events, Legislative Hearings

And Then There Were 100 Lawsuits

The number of redevelopment-related lawsuits reached the century milestone (100) last week, suggesting the conflict surrounding the Legislature’s 2011 controversial dissolution decision is far from over.

City Attorneys, Planning & Community Development, Legal Updates, Economic Development, Redevelopment

Four-Year Statute of Limitation for Housing Elements Bill Moves from Committee

City Officials Testify in Opposition

AB 325 (Alejo) squeaked out of the Assembly Local Government Committee on Wednesday, May 8, on a vote of 5–3.

Land Use, Housing, Legislation, Hot Bills, Planning & Community Development

Inclusionary Housing Measure Advances to the Floor

City Officials Testify in Support

AB 1229 (Atkins), which reauthorizes inclusionary housing ordinances as they pertain to rental housing to address the 2009’ Palmer decision, passed two Assembly committees in recent weeks and is now headed for a vote on the Assembly Floor.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Land Use, Housing

Overconcentration of Massage Establishments Big Issue for the League

The League has been working to obtain amendments to AB 1147 (Gomez ) to address concerns local governments have been raising with the proliferation of massage parlors in many cities, and has an oppose unless amended position.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Land Use

Federal Update

News and Information from the National League of Cities

NLC has provided a short update on the Marketplace Fairness Act, municipal bonds, FEMA's three national planning frameworks.

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