August 30, 2013

Issue #93

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SB 594 Substantially Amended to Remove Troublesome Provisions; Next Step is Assembly Floor

As a result of overwhelming opposition from the League, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), other statewide associations representing schools, public safety, and a growing coalition of local chambers of commerce and other groups, today the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved a substantially amended version of SB 594 (Hill).

Elections, Legislation

Governor’s Prison Plan Supported by the League among Other Local Government and Public Safety Groups

League Executive Director Chris McKenzie joined a broad coalition of law enforcement, local government and a bipartisan group of legislators at a Capitol news conference on Tuesday where Gov. Jerry Brown presented details of his prison plan, alongside Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles).

Public Safety

More Budget Trailer Bills Amended and Heard in Committee this Week

The Legislature amended multiple bills this week to clean up the 2013–14 Budget.

Revenue & Taxation, State Budget

California Civic Leadership Institute® Brings Next Generation of State Leaders to Sacramento for High-Level Discussions on Capitol Politics and Policy Making

More than 30 members of the 2012–13 California Civic Leadership Institute® (CCLI) class and alumni traveled to Sacramento this week for two days of sessions with some of California’s top political experts.

Legislation, Mayors & Council Members

Brady List Bill Now on Governor’s Desk, Veto Request Letters Needed

Bill Poses Threat to Local Public Safety and Autonomy

Now that SB 313 is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown for action city officials are urged to submit a veto request letter immediately.

City Managers, Personnel & Employee Relations, Police Chiefs, Employee Relations

Governor Signs Legislation Severely Restricting Charter Cities’ Ability to Address Labor-Related Issues              

League-opposed SB 311 (Padilla) will become law in January after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure on Wednesday.

Elections, Employee Relations

HEAL Cities Campaign Webinar Announcement

The Small Communities Toolbox: Best Practices and Messages for Healthy Eating and Active Living in Rural and Small Jurisdictions

Across the country, local elected officials are working to make their communities healthier places to live, work, learn, and play. In rural and small communities, elected officials are examining and implementing solutions to improve access to healthy food and make it easier for people to be physically active.

Community Services

NLC Invites City Officials to Apply for Committee Membership

The National League of Cities NLC) has announced the opening of the application period for 2014 NLC committees.


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