Aug. 24, 2012
Issue #91

Editor's Note

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SB 1186 Addressing ADA Lawsuits Expected to Move Quickly Through the Legislature

For the better part of a year, the League has been involved in a working group assembled to address issues surrounding the abuse of ADA lawsuits. SB 1186 (Steinberg), the vehicle for these solutions, will most likely be amended today and heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

Key words: Housing, Legislation


Big Win on AB 1551 Accident Liability Bill, AB 2451 Death Benefits Bill Moves to Assembly

It was a big win for cities Thursday when League-opposed hot bill AB 1551 (Torres) was amended to address an unrelated housing issue. While AB 2451 (Pérez) another priority bill is still moving after being passed in the Senate this week.

Key words: Employee Relations, Public Safety, Legislation


RFP Released for City Gang Intervention, Reduction and Prevention (CalGRIP) Grants

The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) released the FY 2012-14 RFP for the state CalGRIP grants. Applications are now available online and are due in early October.

Key words: Public Safety, Revenue and Taxation, Grants and Funding


SB 214 Passed in Assembly Local Government Committee

This week, SB 214 (Wolk) was passed in the Assembly Local Government Committee. The bill seeks to make changes to the existing Infrastructure Financing Districts Law, which has been underutilized due to complicated requirements. The bill is now headed to the Assembly floor and is expected to be voted on next week.

Key words: Economic Development, Infrastructure Financing Districts, Legislation


Cal EMA Launches Monthly Office of Grants Newsletter

The California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) has launched a new Office of Grants Management newsletter featuring updates on current programs, success stories, highlights, upcoming events and funding opportunities.

Key words: Public Safety, Revenue and Taxation, Grants and Funding


Jurupa Valley: The Last City in California?

Read this article by Jurupa Valley City Manager Stephen Harding about the effects the VLF sweep has had on the state’s newest incorporated city.

Key words: Legislation, Revenue and Taxation


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