July 14, 2014

Issue #59

Editor's Note

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Strategic Growth Council Announces Timeline for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) met on July 10 to for a briefing and initial public comment on the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program. SGC staff outlined the proposed timeline for the development of program guidelines, public workshops, application period, and awards announcements.


Webinar Scheduled for July 22 on the Film and Television Business and its Impact on the California Economy

The League is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, July 22 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on the pivotal role the California film industry plays in the state’s overall economy as well as a proposed legislative measure that could provide a necessary financial boost to the industry.

Economic Development, Revenue and Taxation

$73.6 Million Awarded to More Than 100 Cities and Counties for Local Parks and Recreation Upgrades

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced record-breaking awards to help cities and counties build much needed parks and/or repair existing parks and recreation facilities within their community.

Housing, Parks and Recreation

League Annual Conference Update: What’s a CityTalk?

CityTalks are back by popular demand at the 2014 Annual Conference and Expo, Sept. 3-5, in Los Angeles.

Meetings and Events

Air Resources Board Releases Land Use and Residential Energy Tool

The Air Resources Board (ARB) has released a new tool to assist local governments with estimating the residential energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with future development based on planned land use scenarios.

Environmental Quality, Land Use

Actively Participate in Planning the League’s 2015 Planning Commissioner's Academy and Public Works Officer's Institute Conferences

Submit Proposals Online 

Do you want to help build the League’s 2015 Public Works Officer's Institute or 2015 Planning Commissioner’s Academy programs? If you have an idea for a new session that will inspire and motivate attendees or you know of a colleague that would be an excellent speaker, submit your proposals by the specified deadlines.

Meetings and Events, Planning and Community Development, Public Works Officers

State and Local Legal Center Offers Supreme Court Review CLE Webinar

A free webinar, co-sponsored by the International Municipal Lawyers Association and the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) is being offered. Join Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin, who has argued more Supreme Court cases than any other lawyer currently in private practice, Collin O’Connor Udell, Jackson Lewis, who argued a public employment case before the Supreme Court this term, and Adam Liptak, The New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, in a discussion of the most significant cases decided this term affecting state and local government.

NLC, Legal Updates
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