December 4, 2013

Issue #120

Editor's Note

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CalPERS Contemplates Changes that May Impact Employer Rates

Webinar Planned for Early January to Help Cities Understand Potential Changes

Over the next twelve weeks the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration will be considering numerous policy changes which could significantly impact employer contribution rates. The League is working hard to ensure the employer perspective is heard at CalPERS. It is equally important that cities communicate their needs.

Employee Relations, Pension Reform

The Homeless Veteran Outside NLC

This piece originally ran on the National League of Cities’ (NLC) CitiesSpeak blog on Nov. 8, 2013. The author, Elisha Harig-Blaine is principal housing associate (veterans and special needs) at NLC.
Earlier this week as I approached the steps of our building, I noticed a man sitting against newspaper stands with a white cardboard sign that simply read “homeless vet.” Out of habit, I kept walking. After less than 10 feet though, I was struck by what I knew was my obligation to honor his sacrifice by making sure he got the help he needed.

NLC, Housing

FREE WEBINAR: How Covered California Can Be a Resource for Your City

The League is pleased to announce a joint webinar with Covered California to inform residents about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As part of the campaign, Covered California is partnering with cities across the state to educate and enroll residents in affordable health coverage.

Employee Relations, Meetings and Events

Go-Biz to Offer California Competes Tax Credit Workshops

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) will host several workshops on its new California Competes Tax Credit program.

Revenue and Taxation, Meetings and Events

The Hit List from

Western City magazine has compiled its most popular stories into a “Hit List” showing the top five articles on during the past month. This list reflects the topics of greatest interest to California city officials during the month of November.

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