|April 10, 2015
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Dozens of City Officials Testify in Opposition
In a hearing lasting more than two hours on Thursday, dozens of cities testified before the Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government. They traveled to Sacramento to convey their strong opposition to the Department of Finance’s (DOF) proposal to enact a comprehensive set of changes to redevelopment dissolution laws. During the hearing, committee members repeatedly expressed serious concern over DOF’s proposal and ultimately held the item. The committee’s action yesterday is similar to that of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, which heard this proposal on March 3. That committee also left the item open.
Legislation, Hot Bills, Legislative Hearings
Will the Third Time be the Charm? Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, April 14The League continues to work with Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and a coalition of other stakeholders to restore a redevelopment tool that can be used to assist California’s most disadvantaged and poorest areas. AB 2 is the third bill introduced in this effort. It is a reintroduction of Assembly Member Alejo’s AB 2280 from 2014; an earlier version of the measure was AB 1080 (Alejo) of 2013.
Legislation, Hot Bills, Assembly, Redevelopment, Infrastructure Financing Tool
AB 185 Set for Hearing on April 21The League supports AB 185, authored by Assembly Members Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Jose Medina (D-Riverside), proposing to create the California New Markets Tax Credit program. Cities are urged to support the bill. The program offers a new economic development tool that would help stimulate private sector investments into lower income communities by providing a tax incentive to qualified entities.
Legislation, Assembly, Revenue and Taxation
Meetings and Events, Legislation
California City Solutions. Burbank’s Mental Health Evaluation Team model was submitted in 2014 for the Public Safety award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Public Safety
Applications due June 5U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx has announced $500 million in the seventh round of TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants. Pre-applications are due May 4 with final applications due June 5.
Transportation, Grants and Funding, Meetings and Events
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