April 27, 2012
Issue #45

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League Releases Fourth and Fifth Q & A Guide on Post-Redevelopment Issues

The League has released the fourth and fifth in a series of question and answer guides to assist cities struggling with issues arising from ABx1 26, the redevelopment dissolution statute.

Key words: City Attorneys, Economic Development, Redevelopment, Oversight Boards, Successor Agencies, Affordable Housing, Legal Updates


FPPC Issues Informal Advice Letter on Successor Agency and Oversight Board Conflict of Interest Issues

In response to numerous questions from city attorneys and city clerks, the League submitted a request for advice to the FPPC for guidance on complying with Political Reform Act.

Key words: Economic Development, Redevelopment, Legal Updates


Conference Committee Members Named for Federal Transporation Reauthorization

This week Senate and House leadership released the names of conference committee members who will tackle the difficult task of negotiating a long term transportation authorization. 

Key words: Federal, Transportation, Infrastructure


Registration Now Open for League's 2012 Annual Conference & Expo

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2012 Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego is now open. 

Key words: Meetings and Events


US EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Wednesday issued an updated titled “Enforcement Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”  

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EPA to Host Webinar Series on Funding and Financing Clean Energy Programs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Climate and Energy Program has announced that it will host a three-part webinar series about funding and financing clean energy programs in May and June.

Key words: Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events


Save the Date: Infrastructure Funding Fair on June 12

The State Water Resources Control Board has announced it will host an infrastructure funding fair on June 12 at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Building in Alhambra.

Key words: Environmental Quality, Infrastructure, Public Works, Meetings and Events


ILG Offers Free Webinar on Climate Adaptation Planning Tools

The Institute for Local Government’s (ILG) Sustainable Communities Learning Network is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on “Climate Adaptation Planning Tools for California Local Governments”.

Key words: Institute for Local Government, Environmental Quality, Climate Change, Meetings and Events


New Grant Pilot Program to Help Fund Affordable Housing Design

The Enterprise Community Partners’ National Design Initiatives is launching a new grant pilot program to help fund innovative design during the early stages of affordable housing development projects.

Key words: Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Revenue and Taxation, Municipal Finance


CSDA Community Benefit Report

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA), issued its Community Benefit Report for 2011.

Key words: Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Revenue and Taxation, Municipal Finance


This Month in Western City Magazine: New Gift Rules, HEAL Cities and Creating Healthy Communities

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

Key words: Western City

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