March 7, 2014
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Legislation, Redevelopment, Infrastructure Finance Districts, Assembly, Senate
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Action Item, Hot Bills, Legislation
California City Solutions, comprises a searchable catalogue of previous applications for the League’s prestigious Helen Putnam Awards. These best practices currently span 2010 through 2013. Applications from 2014 will be included in this database once the Helen Putnam winners are announced in September at the Annual Conference.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam
Action Item, Board
President Obama Appoints League President and San Francisco Treasurer to Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young AmericansLate last week the White House announced that San Francisco Treasurer and League of California Cities President José Cisneros was appointed vice chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. Upon the announcement, Cisneros made the following statement:
Application Period Opens April 3President Obama recently announced a new round of federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants totaling $600 million, to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (DOT), as part of a broader four-year transportation program. These grants allow cities and towns across the nation to leverage federal government seed money and pair it with local resources to transform their communities.
Federal, Grants and Funding, Transportation
California Cities May be Eligible for Payment in Multi-State Dynamic Random Access Memory Computer Chips SettlementAttorney General Kamala D. Harris announced on Wednesday a $310 million multi-state settlement with major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) computer chips over price fixing allegations. The settlements will pay individuals, businesses and government entities that purchased DRAM or devices containing DRAM from someone other than the manufacturer of DRAM in the United States or any of its territories from Jan. 1, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2002. In addition, defendants have agreed not to engage in the conduct that is the subject of the lawsuits, and have also agreed to compliance training and cooperation.
Action Item, Legal Updates, Technology
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