June 29, 2012
Issue #70

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League of California Cities’ 2012 Major Bill List – June 29, 2012

The League revised its major bills list this week. The following list represents the bills that League staff is following closely.  

Key words: Legislation, Hot Bills, Administrative Services, Environmental Quality, Employee Relations, Housing, Public Safety, Economic Development, Redevelopment, Revenue and Taxation, Transportation, Public Works


AB 1831 Held in Senate Governance and Finance Committee

On Thursday, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee held AB 1831, which would have required that cities and counties “ban the box” on any initial employment application that asks applicants to provide criminal history information.

Key Words: Public Safety, Employee Relations


League Removes Opposition to SB 1003

League Negotiates Needed Protections for Cities With Sponsors and Stakeholders

This week, the League removed its opposition to SB 1003 (Yee) after the sponsors, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and Californian’s Aware, agreed to put necessary protections into the bill for cities.

Key words: Administrative Services, Open Government


Legislation to Increase Bus Weights to be Heard Next Week

League Opposes after Working Group Requirement Removed

This week, AB 1706 (Eng), which would increase the weight limit for buses, was substantially amended. The bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee next Tuesday.

Key words: Legislation, Transportation


Federal Transportation Authorization Deal Reached

The Conference Committee announced an agreement on a 27-month transportation authorization that would fund transportation at existing levels, adjusted for inflation.

Key words: Federal, Transportation


Early-Bird Rate for League’s Annual Conference & Expo Ends July 3

Register now to get the early-bird registration for the League’s Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego on Sept. 5 – 7.

Key words: Meetings and Events


EPA Announces Framework to Help Local Governments Manage Stormwater Runoff and Wastewater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new framework document, titled the Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework.

Key words: Environmental Quality, Water


Submit Your Nomination for CalPERS’ Spotlight on Excellence Program

CalPERS has announced it is seeking nominations for its Spotlight on Excellence Program, which recognizes local contracting CalPERS agencies that exhibit excellence in public service.

Key words: Employee Relations


New BOE eReg System to Help Cities by Making Tax Revenues Easier to Collect

The Board of Equalization (BOE) has launched a new electronic registration (eReg) system to make it easier and quicker for businesses to register online for permits and licenses and properly report sales and use taxes. 

Key words: Revenue and Taxation, Technology


Free Leadership Training for Elected Officials on July 13 – 15

Deadline to Register July 10

The California Latino Caucus Institute (CLCI) in collaboration with the Drucker Institute at Claremont University and the Institute for Local Government are offering an Elected Officials Training Academy July, 13 – 15 in Orange County.

Key words: Insititute for Local Government, Meetings and Events, Ethics


The July Issue of Western City Magazine is Online Today

Don’t miss these articles from the July issue of Western City magazine.

Key words: Western City, Environmental Quality, Water


ILG Launches Beacon Award Communities Google Map

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) has a new online map of California cities and counties participating in the ILG’s Beacon Award recognition program.

Key words: Insititute for Local Government, Technology


Cities Recognized for Adopting Resolutions to Be Healthy and Active

Several Northern California cities have recently been recognized by Kaiser Permanente for adopting policies or a resolution, as part of the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign, to provide residents with more active and healthy options.

Key words: Community Services

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