December 13, 2013

Issue #122

Editor's Note

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League’s 2013 Legislative Briefing Book Available Online Now

On Nov. 4, in Redding, and on Nov. 6, via webinar, the League held its annual legislative briefings. The presentations focused on the state budget and key developments from the 2013
legislative year.

Legislation, Hot Bills, Meetings and Events

Proposed CalPERS Changes Will Affect Employer Rates

Free Webinar Jan. 9

The League of California Cities and the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers are hosting a free webinar on Jan. 9 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. to review how proposed CalPERS changes will affect cities.

Employee Relations, Pension Reform, Meetings and Events

CSCDC Announces $9 Million New Markets Tax Credit Financing For Nonprofit Medical Center in Redding

League-Sponsored New Markets Tax Credit Program Increases Investments in Low-Income Communities

The California Statewide Communities Development Corporation (CSCDC) has provided $9 million of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC) to fund Phase III of an expansion project for SCHC’s main medical facility in Redding. The expansion will provide services to an additional 20,000 patients annually.

Sacramento Valley, Municipal Finance

Submit 2014 Annual Conference Session Proposals Now

Share the gift of knowledge this holiday season and submit your imaginative or innovative topic idea for the League’s 2014 Annual Conference & Expo, educating more than 1,800 local elected officials, city department directors, staff, and decision makers.

Meetings and Events

New Mayors and Council Members Academy Registration Ends Jan. 7

Get the tools and knowledge needed to be ahead of the game in your new role as a newly elected mayor or council member. Plan to attend the New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Jan. 22–24 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento.

Mayors and Council Members, Meetings and Events

The City Managers’ Department Meeting Registration is Open

Register for 2014 City Managers’ Department Meeting and have one less thing to worry about this holiday season! The 2014 City Managers' Department Meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5–7 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Last year’s conference sold out so be sure to register before the Jan. 14 deadline to ensure your participation.

City Managers, Meetings and Events

HCD Housing-Related Parks Grant Funding Opportunities

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will hold a free webinar on Dec. 11 to review local government eligibility and documentation requirements for the 2013 funding round of the Housing-Related Parks (HRP) program. The final deadline to file applications for funding is Jan. 22, 2014.


CDCR Announces Peace Officer Career Opportunities

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Office of Peace Officer Selection recently announced its plans to hire more than 7,000 peace officers during the next three years to fill vacancies from a wave of retiring officers. Currently more than 1,800 CDCR peace officers retire annually. Local government officials in economic development and public safety are ideal candidates and are encouraged to apply.

Economic Development, Public Safety
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