April 20, 2012
Issue #41

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League Releases Third Q & A Guide on Post-Redevelopment Legal Issues — Transfer of Housing Assets

League's Post-Redevelopment Working Group Looking at Concerns with DOF's Review of ROPS

The League has released the third in a series of question and answer guides to assist cities struggling with issues arising from AB x1 26, the redevelopment dissolution statute.

Key words: Legal, Redevelopment, City Attorneys' Department


AB 1692 Seeks to Unravel Provisions of Last Year's Municipal Bankruptcy Bill

This week the League was surprised to learn that AB 1692 (Wieckowski) was amended in an effort to unravel key features of AB 506 (Wieckowski), last year’s carefully negotiated municipal bankruptcy bill. City officials are encouraged to send opposition letters and call members of the Assembly Local Government Committee immediately.

Key words: Legislation, Revenue and Taxation, Municipal Finance


House Adopts Federal Transportation Reauthorization Bill

The House approved a transportation bill on Wednesday afternoon that should allow the discussion on a long-term transportation reauthorization to move to a conference committee.

Key words: Federal, Transportation, Infrastructure


Free Economic Development Tools Webinar for Members on May 10

On Thursday, May 10, the League will host a free webinar for members to explore options for promoting economic development in the aftermath of redevelopment elimination.

Key words: Economic Development, Redevelopment, Meetings and Events


Contract Attorneys and Other Individuals Hired on Temporary Basis by Cities and Other Government Agencies Entitled to Qualified Immunity

The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous and very favorable decision for cities in Filarsky v. Delia this week.

Key words: Legal Updates

2013 City Manager's Department Meeting - Call for Session Proposals

Proposal Due May 10

The League is looking for session proposals for the City Manager’s 2013 meeting scheduled for Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in San Francisco. 

Key words: City Manager's Department, Meetings and Events


Oxnard Council Member Appointed to Commission on State Mandates

Gov. Jerry Brown announced last week the appointment of Oxnard Council Member Maria Carmen Ramírez to the California Commission on State Mandates.


This Month in Western City Magazine

Don't miss these articles from the April issue of Western City magazine.

Key words: Western City

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