June 6, 2014

Issue #45

Editor's Note

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California Competes Program Receives $559 Million in Applications; Only $30 Million Available

Go-Biz Expected to Announce Awardees June 9

Applications for the California Competes Tax Credit, a new component to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Economic Development Initiative designed to replace California Enterprise Zone program, has received $559 million worth of applications for $30 million in tax credits available to businesses. Close to 400 applicants made the April 14 deadline to submit an application for the tax credit. The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is expected to announce the awardees on June 9.

Revenue and Taxation, Economic Development, Enterprise Zones

League’s Annual Conference Registration is Open, Beware of Hotel Scammers

Early Bird Registration Closes July 9

Registration for the 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo is now open. Look forward to a wide range of topics to provide new ideas and opportunities to bring back to your communities. The benefits of face-to-face networking with your colleagues will be invaluable. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles this year! 

Meetings and Events

California City Solutions: Brea Creates Green Community with Energy Efficient Upgrades and Solar

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. Brea’s Energy Efficiency and Solar Power Project was submitted in 2013 for the Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation award category.

Helen Putnam, CA City Solutions, Geenhouse Gases, Solar

BB&K Will Offer June 12 Webinar on EPA's Proposed Clean Water Act Rule and Waters of the U.S. Definition Changes

If the EPA defines "Waters of the U.S." to include stormwater systems and other waterways not previously governed by the Clean Water Act (CWA), local agencies will be exposed to increased costs and potential litigation.

Meetings and Events, Water
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