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League Urges Cities to Comment by March 4 on New Organic Waste Diversion Regulations

February 15, 2019
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) released regulations to implement a new organic and food waste diversion program and is seeking public feedback.

Supreme Court to Review Census Citizenship Question

February 15, 2019
In April, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a case that will determine whether a citizenship question will appear in the 2020 census.

Register Today for the 2019 Public Works Officers Institute in San Diego

February 15, 2019
The League of California Cities® and the County Engineers Association of California are gearing up for three days of education and networking at their joint Public Works Officers Institute & Expo.

Looking to Update Your General, Specific, or Community Plan?

February 11, 2019
Starting this spring, cities can apply for funding through the SB 2 Planning Grants Program to update general plans, community plans, specific plans, local planning related to implementation of sustainable community strategies or local coastal plans.

Competing Use of Force Bills Introduced in Legislature

February 11, 2019
The use of force among law enforcement has become a hot-button topic nationwide in the past few years. 

League President Arbuckle and Executive Director Coleman Join State Municipal Leagues to Build Relationships with New Congress

February 11, 2019
League of California Cities® President Jan Arbuckle, council member, Grass Valley, and League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined more than 40 executive directors and local leaders from 19 state municipal leagues across the country in Washington, D.C. for National League of Cities’ (NLC) third annual state municipal league fly-in, where they met federal decision-makers and discussed city priorities.

Call for Session Proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

February 11, 2019
The League of California Cities® is seeking innovative, cutting-edge topics for the 2019 Annual Conference & Expo being held Oct. 16–18 in Long Beach.

Webinar: Get Prepared for Legislative Action Day and Review Priority Bills That Impact Cities

February 11, 2019
Join the League’s legislative team for a briefing to review priority bills that impact cities by attending a free webinar for League members on Thursday, April 11 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, Feb. 12 – March 6

February 11, 2019
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

2019 Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence Submissions Now Open

February 11, 2019
Each year, the League of California Cities® honors outstanding work in member cities throughout the state through the Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence. 

Advocate for City Priorities at the League’s Legislative Action Day on April 24

February 11, 2019
Hundreds of city officials will be traveling to Sacramento to lobby their senators and assembly members on bills affecting California cities as part of the League’s April 24 Legislative Action Day.

Sessions Announced for 2019 Planning Commissioners Academy

February 1, 2019
"Making Real Change in Your Community" is one of many engaging sessions at the upcoming Academy in Long Beach.

Register Today: How to Be an Energy Hero in Your Community Webinar

February 1, 2019
Learn how to get the most from your energy efficient partners by attending a free webinar on Feb. 7 from 2 – 3 p.m., held in conjunction with the League of California Cities® League Partner program.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues Nearly $1 Billion in Tax-Exempt Bonds and Loans for High School STEM Center in Concord and New Student Housing in San Francisco

February 1, 2019
The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.

Supportive Housing Multifamily Housing Program Notice of Funding Availability Amendment

February 1, 2019
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released an Amendment to the Supportive Housing Multifamily Housing Program (SHMHP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

Department of Finance Releases HUTA Estimates for Proposed FY 2019–20 Budget

January 28, 2019
The California Department of Finance (DOF) provided new revenue estimates with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposed FY 2019–20 State Budget released on Jan. 10 including for transportation tax revenues.

League Sponsors Legislation to Restore Funding to Annexing Cities Harmed by SB 89

January 28, 2019
Assembly Member Eloise Reyes (D-Grand Terrace) introduced AB 213, a League-sponsored measure to restore funding to approximately 140 cities that had annexed inhabited territory in reliance on previous financial incentives, and then suffered fiscal harm when those funds were swept away through the budget process with SB 89 in 2011.

Census 2020: What Cities Need to Know Webinar Scheduled for Jan. 30

January 28, 2019
Every 10 years, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine federal representation, redraw federal and state legislative districts and allocate federal funding to states and local governments.

ILG’s TIERS Can Help Your City Take Your Public Engagement to the Next Level

January 28, 2019
Not getting the results you want from your city’s public engagement efforts?

Webinar Announcement: What’s next for Waters of the United States and the Federal Clean Water Act?

January 28, 2019
Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is a controversial regulatory term used in the Clean Water Act (CWA) to define the geographic scope of federal jurisdiction over rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and other aquatic features.
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