|Jan. 23, 2015
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SB 1253, authored by former Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2014, enacts several changes to the system. These changes include increased transparency of ballot measure campaign contributions, increased access and more voter-friendly explanations of ballot measures, legislative review modifications, and an avenue to identify flaws or errors in proposed initiative language.
registration for six workshops for cities interested in competing for $120 million in Cap-and-Trade funding through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program.
Environmental Quality, Greenhouse Gases, Cap and Trade
list of “disadvantaged communities” based upon the tool known as CalEnviroScreen.
Environmental Quality, Cap and Trade, Cal Enviro Screen
U.S. Department of Justice has announced two grant opportunities open to local governments. The grants provide funding for a law enforcement body-worn camera system demonstration program and programs addressing sexual assault prevention and related crimes in rural areas.
Federal, Grants and Funding
California City Solutions: Consolidation of Corte Madera, Larkspur, and San Anselmo Police Departments Improves Service, Lowers CrimeThis 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 Formation of the Central Marin Police Authority project was submitted in 2014 for the CCS Partnership Intergovernmental Collaboration award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Public Safety
Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). Three California cities were among the 23 nationwide that have completed all five of the initiative’s goals: Fontana, Palm Springs and Rancho Cucamonga.
NLC, Community Services
Meetings and Events, Planning and Community Development
Meetings and Events, Public Works Officers
2015 Municipal Law Institute Symposium will be held on Feb. 27 and presented by the Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities® and the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. This symposium is approved for five and a half hours of MCLE credits.
Meetings and Events, Legal Updates
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