Oct. 24, 2014

Issue #100

Editor's Note

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Cap-and-Trade: League’s One-Stop Guide for Cities Updated

The League of California Cities this week posted seven new program information sheets to its Cap-and-Trade Hot Issues webpage — the state’s only one-stop guidebook for cities seeking to tap this significant source of funding.


Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Bill Analysis Now Available

Gov. Jerry Brown signed League-supported SB 628 (Beall) on Sept. 29, legislation that authorizes the creation of a new government entity called an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD). Local agencies will be able to use this new EIFD law to develop infrastructure funded by tax increment revenue, subject to conditions that are less cumbersome than the requirements of existing, little-used IFD law. The League has prepared a detailed analysis of SB 628 outlining how EIFDs can be created and for what purpose. This analysis is now available on the League’s website

Revenue and Taxation, Infrastructure Financing Districts, Legislation

Registration Open for Tax Increment & Economic Development Webinar

New Tools Available

Join the League’s Senior Director of Legislative Affairs Dan Carrigg, the League’s Special Counsel Betsy Strauss, and Benicia City Manager Brad Kilger on Nov. 6 from 2-3:30 p.m. for the Tax Increment and Economic Development. The webinar will cover recent legislation that returns tax increment authority to cities through SB 628 (Beall), the Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts bill, and SB 614 (Wolk), which authorizes a financing mechanism for the annexation of disadvantaged unincorporated communities.

Meetings and Events, Infrastructure Financing Districts

Strategic Growth Council is Advertising Grant Programs

The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) distributed information to alert interested agencies of the availability of a number of grant programs. It also announced an upcoming SGC co-sponsored event in Los Angeles. Information on these grants and the event is below.

G  rants and Funding, Environmental Quality

California City Solutions: Santa Clarita’s Old Town Newhall Library Brings the Community Back to Main Street

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2014 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. The Old Town Newhall Library was submitted in 2014 for the Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation award category.

CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Redevelopment, Infrastructure, Public Works
1400 K Street ■ Sacramento, CA 95814 ■ (916) 658-8200
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