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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Don’t miss these articles from the July issue of Western City magazine.
Key words: Western City, Environmental Quality, Water
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
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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