May 2, 2014
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‘Concerns’ Position adopted on Proposition 42
The League board of directors last Thursday voted to support Proposition 41 on the June 2014 statewide ballot, a measure that would restructure the veterans’ bond program so that more veterans can take advantage of unspent bond funds.
Board, Ballot Initiatives, Open Government, Housing
The current California drought has resulted in the introduction of several legislative water bond proposals in addition to the $11.1 billion plan already on the 2014 general election ballot. In response to these proposals, the League has taken several steps to ensure that city priorities are heard and represented during legislative negotiations between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature.
Board, Water, Environmental Quality
On April 24 the League board of directors took action to support AB 1500 (Dickinson) and SB 648 (Corbett), two measures that seek to regulate e-cigarettes in the same manner as tobacco products.
Board, Environmental Quality
This story is part of an ongoing series 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. Rialto’s Healthy Rialto Fit4Kids program was submitted in 2013 for the Health and Wellness award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services
The League of California Cities’ North Bay Division, the American Canyon Chamber of Commerce and the Napa Chamber of Commerce held the League’s third legislative candidate forum Wednesday afternoon in American Canyon. The 90-minute forum featured four Assembly candidates and was moderated by James Cooper, CEO and president of the American Canyon Chamber of Commerce.