|Sept. 4, 2015
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Cities Need to Weigh in QuicklyAs the legislative session entered its final week, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday released a proposed framework for a transportation deal that would bridge the divide between Democrats and Republicans. The framework is built on ideas put forward by the Fix Our Roads Coalition and both legislative caucuses. It includes significant constitutional protections for new revenues, CEQA streamlining and Caltrans reforms.
Action Item, Transportation, Public Works, State Budget
SB 168 (Gaines-Jackson). This bill seeks to address the hazard posed by unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, operating in flight-restricted airspace during an emergency. The bill is supported by the California Fire Chiefs Association, the California Professional Firefighters, and the California State Association of Counties.
Senate, Hot Bills, Legislation, Public Safety, Drones
League-Sponsored Bond Agency Finances Affordable Housing Projects in Richmond, Gilroy, Escondido and HanfordSome of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA). This program provides a variety of public agencies and developers access to low-cost, tax-exempt financing and economic development tools. In July and August, CSCDA issued $113 million in bonds that helped finance several affordable housing projects in several California cities.
Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Financial Solutions for Cities
Institute for Local Government, CCS Partnership
California City Solutions: Live Healthy Dublin Empowers Residents and Creates Better Quality of LifeThis 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. Live Healthy Dublin was submitted in 2014 for the Health and Wellness Programs award category.
CA City Solutions, Helen Putnam, Community Services, Parks and Recreation
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