October 8, 2013

Issue #108

Editor's Note

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Governor Signs Bill Authorizing ‘Polanco Act’ Brownfield Remediation Tools, Among Other League-Supported Measures

Several Hot Bills Remain Pending Governor’s Action as Oct. 13 Signing Deadline Approaches

Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing pen has been busy as he took action on six League-priority measures over the last few days. On Saturday, he signed League-supported AB 440 (Gatto) which would restore “Polanco Act” brownfield remediation authority to local governments. While this authority was previously targeted only to redevelopment project areas, the bill restores and expands this authority and applies it broadly to cities and counties. The League wishes to recognize and thank the author who tenaciously fought for the bill and resisted efforts to narrow it. Here is a summary of the Governor’s other actions. 

Action Item, Legislation, Hot Bills, Assembly, Senate

Legislative Briefings Scheduled for Nov. 4 and 6

Register Now for Either In-Person or Webinar

The League is holding its annual end of the year legislative briefing in-person on Nov. 4 in Redding and Nov. 6 via webinar. These interactive briefings by the League’s legislative representatives will provide city officials with an understanding of new policies affecting cities on a wide range of issues. New laws, unless otherwise specified, will take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

Legislation, Meetings and Events

Institute for Local Government Offers Citizenship Webinar on Oct. 17

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) is offering a free webinar to help local officials build stronger and more cohesive communities by encouraging lawful permanent residents to become citizens. Scheduled on Oct. 17 at 10:30, a.m., this free webinar focuses on how citizenship can strengthen the ties immigrants have to their communities. 

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