May 17, 2013

Issue #53

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Bill Creating New Economic Development Tool Moves to Assembly Floor

Cities Encouraged to Send AB 1080 Support Letters to Assembly Members

Cities are closely watching AB 1080 (Alejo), which a critical first step to affording local governments with flexible authority to improve economic development in disadvantaged areas.

Economic Development, Redevelopment

League Resolution Inspired Bill Headed to Senate Public Safety Committee

Law enforcement advocates are lining up in support of League-supported AB 20 (Waldron), a bill that funds programs to curb sexual assault, human trafficking and related crimes against children.

Public Saftey

Lodi Enterprise Zone Relieves Burdened Businesses

Through its Enterprise Zone, Lodi and the state of California have worked together to offer a robust package of financial incentives to businesses located in the zone when they hire employment-challenged local residents.

Economic Development, Enterprise Zones

Bill Seeks to Limit City Authority in Amending or Adopting Charters

Cities, especially charter cities, are urged to review SB 311 (Padilla), a labor-sponsored bill that would eliminate flexibility for charter cities proposing to amend their charter and for cities seeking to become a charter city.

Elections, City Clerks

Two weeks left to Submit City Managers’ Department Meeting Session Proposals

The League is continuing its search for speakers and session topics for the 2014 City Managers’ Department Meeting, Feb. 5–7 in Long Beach.

City Managers

Another Round of TIGER Grants Announced

The Department of Transportation has announced the fifth round of TIGER grant funds.

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