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Annual January Training and Education for Newly Elected Mayors and Council Members Brings 450 New City Officials to Sacramento

January 20, 2017
Each year the League offers a comprehensive listing of educational programs for city officials starting in January with its Mayors and Council Members Academy.

California City Solutions: West Hollywood Launches First Comprehensive Innovations Program

January 20, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

League of California Cities® Honors Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León as Legislator of the Year

January 19, 2017
Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León was presented with the League of California Cities® 2016 Legislator of the Year Award on Wednesday evening by League President JoAnne Mounce, council member from the city of Lodi, during a reception of newly elected mayors and council members in Sacramento.

Hundreds of City Officials Join Counties, Business and Labor Groups at Press Conference to Urge Legislators and Governor to Pass Transportation Funding Plan

January 18, 2017
League of California Cities® President and Lodi City Council Member JoAnne Mounce led hundreds of city officials on Wednesday afternoon at a Fix Our Roads coalition news conference.

DOF Releases Statewide FY 2017-18 Highway Users Tax Account Estimates

January 18, 2017
Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed FY 2017-18 Budget, the Department of Finance (DOF) released its FY 2017-18 statewide estimates of Highway Users Tax Account (HUTA) local streets and roads funding to cities and counties.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $13 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for College-Prep High School in Concord

January 18, 2017
Some 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).

Registration Open for the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo

January 13, 2017
Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the 2017 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which is scheduled March 22–24 at the Paradise Point San Diego.

U.S. Communities Announces New Contract for Auto Parts and Accessories

January 13, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to continue a partnership with Advance Auto Parts through the award of the auto parts and accessories contract.

California City Solutions: Concord Saves Community Favorite Music and Market Series with Creative Plan

January 13, 2017
This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries.

Governor Unveils Proposed FY 2017-18 Budget with $1.6 Billion Deficit Projected

January 10, 2017
Volatility and prudence were the words of the day during Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual January budget release press conference in Sacramento this morning. 

Registration Open for the Planning Commissioners Academy

January 6, 2017
Do you know someone who might be interested in attending the 2017 Planning Commissioners Academy?

U.S. Communities Announces New Contract for Waste and Recycling Solutions

January 6, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is excited to announce that Rehrig Pacific Company has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide waste carts, recycling carts and related products and services.

ILG Offers Free Public Engagement Training in the Inland Empire

January 6, 2017
The Institute for Local Government is offering free public engagement training for local government teams in the Inland Empire, Jan. 31–Feb. 31.

ILG Hosts 2017 Out-of-School Time Nutrition Summits

January 6, 2017
Out-of-school time presents a unique opportunity for city leaders to lead community-wide collaborations to keep youth healthy and on the right track.

BBK Offers Three Part Webinar on How to Deal with Dangerous Dwellings in Your City

January 6, 2017
Within the jurisdiction of every municipality are nuisance residential and commercial properties that create serious problems for the surrounding community.

Deadline Extended to Monday, Jan. 9 to Submit 2017 Annual Conference Session Proposals

January 3, 2017
There is still time to submit a session proposal for the League of California Cities® 2017 Annual Conference, which will be held Sept. 13–15 in Sacramento.

CalPERS Board Approves Significant Lowering of Discount Rate

December 21, 2016
The CalPERS board of directors on Wednesday morning approved a plan to lower its discount rate (the expected rate of return on portfolio investments) from the current 7.5 percent to 7 percent over the next three years with corresponding incremental increases in employer/employee payments over an eight-year smoothing period.

Carolyn Coleman Takes the Helm of the League of California Cities

December 20, 2016
Carolyn Coleman officially began her tenure as the League of California Cities® executive director on Monday, Dec. 19.

League to Host Member-Only Proposition 64 Briefings on Local Regulation and Taxation

December 20, 2016
With the passage of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), cities are eager to understand the law and how it affects various aspects of city operations.

Community Based Transitional Housing Grants FAQ Now Available-Application Open

December 20, 2016
The Department of Finance’s (DOF) FAQ for the Community Based Transitional Housing grant program is now available online.
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