May 25, 2012
Issue #58

Editor's Note

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Lawsuits Filed Challenging DOF Rejection of ROPS

DOF Launches Webpage Hosting ROPS Review Letters

On Tuesday, two lawsuits were filed in Sacramento Superior Court challenging the Department of Finance’s decisions rejecting certain items listed on Recognized Obligation Payment Schedules (ROPS).

Key words: Legal Updates, Economic Development, Redevelopment, Succesor Agencies


Mounting Opposition on Bankruptcy Bill as Deadline Approaches

AB 1692 (Wieckowski), the newest municipal bankruptcy bill, was held on the Assembly floor this week after mounting opposition from local governments and statewide media. However, the League anticipates AB 1692 will be taken up for a vote sometime next week before June 1, which is the last day for bills to be passed out of the house of origin.

Key words: Action Item, Revenue and Taxation, Municipal Finance, Legislation, Hot Bills


Appropriations Suspense File Updates

This week the Senate and the Assembly Appropriations Committees met and took up items on their suspense files. City officials are encouraged to send position letters for bills moved off of suspense this week. Sample letters are available on the League’s website by typing the bill number into the search box.

Key words: Action Item, Revenue and Taxation, Legislation, Hot Bills


Progress Made on Disadvantaged Community Issue

This year the League sponsored SB 1498 (Emmerson) which sought to authorize cities to provide services to disadvantaged communities without the requirement of annexing the territory. While unable to reach a compromise on the issue before the policy deadline, the League was able to negotiate language that is to be amended into SB 1090, a Senate Governance and Finance Committee bill, in June.

Key words: Housing


Thousand Oaks City Council Member Tom Glancy Loses Battle With Rare Cancer

Tom Glancy, an active League member and long-time city council member for Thousand Oaks, passed away last Friday, May 18 after a battle with a rare form of cancer. He was 71.

Key words: Mayor and Council Members Department


Free Webinar for League Members and Partners on Election Trends

On June 8, the League’s California Civic Leadership Institute (CCLI) will offer a free webinar that will explore the outcomes of the June 5 primary election and trends we might see in November.

Key words: Meetings and Events, Elections


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Key words: Western City

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