July 25, 2014

Issue #61

Editor's Note

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End of Session Signature/Veto Requests Webinar Scheduled for Aug. 28

The Legislature finishes its 2013-14 session on Aug. 31 and then Gov. Jerry Brown has until Sept. 30 sign or veto all bills. The League has scheduled an end of session webinar with city officials to review priority legislation in anticipation of asking the Governor for his signature or veto on bills affecting cities. The free, 90-minute webinar will be held on Aug. 28 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Assembly, Senate, Meetings and Events, Legislation, Hot Bills

DOF Releases FY 2014-15 Suspended State Mandates

The Department of Finance (DOF) recently released a list of 60 state mandates suspended in the FY 2014-15 Budget Act. California law requires the state reimburse local agencies for costs deriving from legislation mandating new government programs or higher levels of service. When a mandate is suspended, the state no longer reimburses or requires cities and local agencies to implement the suspended mandates.

State Budget, Revenue and Taxation

Attendees Have Even More to Look Forward to at This Year’s Annual Conference

Here Are the TOP 10 Reasons to Register

The League of California Cities’ Annual Conference & Expo is almost a month away. Check out some of the recently added attractions and top ten reasons to register.

Meetings and Events

There is Still Time to Submit Speakers and Session Topics for 2015 Planning Commissioner Academy

The League of California Cities is continuing the search for speakers and session topics for the 2015 Planning Commissioner Academy, which will be held March 4-6 in Newport Beach.

Planning and Community Development, Meetings and Events

Final Chance to Submit Session, Speakers Ideas for 2015 Public Works Officers Institute

Monday, July 28 is the last day to submit ideas for speakers and session topics for the 2015 Public Works Officers Institute (PWOI). The event will be held March 25-27 in Newport Beach in conjunction with the CEAC Spring Conference.

Public Works Officers, Meetings and Events

CalPERS Schedules Public Hearing on Proposed Regulation for Pensionable Compensation

The Board of Administration of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is holding a public hearing regarding the proposed regulation for pensionable compensation on Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at CalPERS’ Lincoln Plaza North Auditorium, 400 P Street in Sacramento.

Pension Reform, Meetings and Events

State Grants Available to Fight Gangs

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has released the Request for Funding Proposal (RFP) for city gang-fighting grants available through the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program (CalGRIP).

Grants and Funding

California City Solutions: From Abandoned Home to American Dream, Indio Improves Neighborhoods with NSP Funds

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. Indio’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program was submitted in 2013 for the Housing Programs and Innovation award category.

CA CIty Solutions, Helen Putnam

Upcoming Hearings, Conferences and Workshops Calendar

Information is listed on a variety of meetings and workshops of interest to California city officials.

Meetings and Events

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