Aug. 22, 2014

Issue #71

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League Renews Call on CalPERS to Reexamine Whether Special Pay Categories Remain Pensionable Under the 2012 Pension Reform Bill

The League of California Cities on Thursday renewed its strong urging that the CalPERS Board of Administration examine whether the 99 “special pay” categories contained in regulations the Board approved last Tuesday comply with the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2012. That urging came in a letter sent to the board yesterday. The CalPERS Board of Administration on Tuesday approved new regulations that define these types of “special pay” as pensionable for employees hired since the enactment of PEPRA.

Employee Relations, Compensation, Pension Reform

League Priority Measures Sent to Governor’s Desk; Cities Encouraged to Send Veto/Signature Letters

The Legislature passed a handful of League priority measures this week that are now en route to Gov. Jerry Brown. The official last day of the 2013-14 biennial session is Sunday, Aug. 31, however, it is likely both houses will work late all next week in order to adjourn before the weekend deadline.

Hot Bills, Legislation

League Co-Sponsored Bill Allows Local Agencies to Recoup Greater Share of Medi-Cal Transport Costs

A League of California Cities-sponsored bill that would pave the way for $300 to $400 million in federal reimbursements for local agencies is speeding through the Legislature with bipartisan support.

Public Safety, Legislation, Assembly

Pre-Conference Sessions Available at the League’s Annual Conference & Expo

Wondering how to spend your time on Wednesday, Sept. 3, leading up to the General Session kickoff?  We’ve got you covered! 

Meetings and Events, Ethics

USDA Offers Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that it is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. Nearly $6 million will be available to qualified organizations under the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI).

Grants and Funding
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