April 4, 2014

Issue #24

Editor's Note

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Assembly Approves Resolution Stating Opposition to “Outsourcing of Public Services and Assets”

On Thursday morning, the Assembly approved House Resolution (HR) 29 stating its opposition to local public service outsourcing. The measure passed by a slim majority of 42-22 with 12 Democrats and one Republican abstaining. 

Fiscal Officers, City Managers, Revenue and Taxation, Municipal Finance

Court of Appeal Rules Private Communications Sent to and from Personal Electronic Devices Are Not Subject to Public Records Act

The California Court of Appeal issued its ruling in City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Smith) on March 27, reversing a 2013 decision by the Santa Clara County Superior Court that ordered the city to provide electronic communications concerning a development project sent from or received on officials’ private personal electronic devices. In brief, the Court held that voice mails, emails and texts about public matters that were sent from or to a public official’s private email on their personal electronic device are not public records.

Legal Upates, Technology

Legislative Action Day Preview: Briefing on Priority Bills

Free Webinar for Members on April 10

Join the League’s Legislative team for a legislative briefing to review the top priority bills that will impact local governments. League lobbyists will be sharing information on legislation affecting redevelopment agency dissolution follow-up, land use, employee relations, public safety and local control. This free, members- only webinar will be held Thursday, April 10 from 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Legislation, Meetings and Events

Legislative Action Day Registration Now Open

One-Day Event Will Be Held Wednesday, April 23

The League’s annual Legislative Action Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 in Sacramento. Previously two days, this event has been consolidated into a single day to make participation more affordable to all cities. This is a free conference for League members and League Partners.

Legislation, Meetings and Events

Saratoga Uses Pizza and Politics to Engage Youth in Government

This story is part of an ongoing series of featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. These entries are also now available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Saratoga’s Pizza and Politics for Youth in City Government program was submitted in 2013 for the Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government award category.

CA City Solutions, Elections
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