Aug. 28, 2014

Issue #74

Editor's Note

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League of California Cities Launches New and Improved Mobile App

Do you want to have the entire League of Cities Annual Conference in the palm of your hand? The League has created a new and improved conference app for convenient access to this year's annual conference complete with speaker info, customizable schedule, venue maps and more. Download the app now by searching your smart phone's app store for keywords - CA Cities 2014, League of California Cities, CACities.

Meetings and Events

Election for CalPERS City Board Rep Next Month

Board Election Toolkit Available to Cities to Inform all CalPERS Members

The 2014 CalPERS Board Election is just around the corner and CalPERS is asking your help to get the word out. The primary message of the election — Your Benefits. Your Board. Your Vote. — was developed to help voters understand the connection between the CalPERS election, their benefits, and the importance of their vote.

Pension Reform, Elections

Governor and Legislative Leaders Agree to Film and TV Tax Credit Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown announced on Wednesday that he and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Senate President Pro Tem-elect Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles), Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) have reached a deal on the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. AB 1839 (Gatto) will bring economic benefit to multiple parts of California due to provisions offering incentives for film production outside the Los Angeles area.

Hot Bills, Legislation, Revenue and Taxation

Women Represent Less than 40 Percent of California City Council Members According to New Study

Despite statistical gains made nationally for women in elected office, the number of women in California serving in elected office, particularly on city councils, does not reflect California's female population, according to a report released jointly by California Women Lead and the Women's Caucus of the League of California Cities. The report shows a continued need for increased representation by elected women on city councils across the state.

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