May 18, 2012
Issue #54

Editor's Note

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Register Now to Get the League’s Annual Conference & Expo Early Bird Discounted Rate

Register before May 25 at to take advantage of the early bird registration and hotel rates for the League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference & Expo scheduled for Sept. 5 – 7 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Key words: Meetings and Events


CalRecycle Holds Workshop and Releases Report on New Recycling Goal

Earlier this week, CalRecycle hosted an introductory workshop on the development of a new draft report “California’s New Goal: 75% Recycling,” which was sent to the Legislature. The meeting was the first of a series and introduced the draft report, as required by AB 341 (Chesbro, 2011). The draft report provides strategies for achieving the statewide goal that 75 percent of the solid waste generated be source reduced, recycled or composted by 2020.

Key Words: Environmental Quality


California Strategic Growth Council Awards $45.3 Million in Second Round of Grants for Sustainable Community Planning and Urban Greening Projects

Last week, the California Strategic Growth Council awarded $45.3 million to 93 awardees including cities, counties, regional and local agencies, and nonprofit partners. The grants fund climate action plans, infill development plans, sustainable community strategies, urban green plans and projects and other efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

Key words: Climate Change, Housing, Greenhouse Gases


Share Your Local News with the League

The League is currently in the planning process of a new venture to disseminate news and information about California cities. The League is interested in receiving all city press releases and newsletters so we’re able to help spread the word about the good work being done in cities throughout California.


Now in Western City Magazine: The Future of Jobs in California; Green Economy Links Economic Development and Sustainability; Gonzales Grows Green with an Innovative Economic Program

Don't miss these stories in the May issue of Western City magazine.

Key Words: Western City, Economic Development



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