July 13, 2012
Issue #75

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Governor Signs Legislation Disqualifying Public Employees Convicted of Felony Counts

On July 9, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1654 (Cook) into law. The bill disqualifies any person convicted of a felony involving accepting, giving, or offering bribes, embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, from serving in public office.

Key words: Employee Relations, Open Government, Legislation


Governor Signs Two League-Supported Bills

This week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two League-supported bills, SB 1351 (Rubio) and SB 1436 (Lowenthal), having important public safety impacts for our cities.

Key words: Legislation, Public Safety


CDCR Achieves Second Benchmark in Population Reduction Two Months Early

According to its July status report, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) met its July 2012 benchmark for reducing the state’s inmate population set forth by the three-judge panel. 

Key words: Public Safety


Best Practices, Annual Conference Preview, Energy Emergency Planning & More in Western City Magazine Now

Don't miss these articles in the July issue of Western City magazine.

Key Words: Community Services, Infrastructure, Open Government, Ethics, Environmental Quality, Meetings and Events, Institute for Local Government, Public Works, Public Safety, Western City

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