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League and CSAC Seek SB 1 Clean-Up Legislation to Expedite Transportation Projects

September 8, 2017
The League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) are pursuing clean-up language to help cities expedite transportation projects funded by the new revenues generated by SB 1 (Beall).

HCD Announces 2017 NOFA for CDBG Funding

September 8, 2017
The Department of Housing and Economic Development (HCD) has released its 2017 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for non-entitlement cities and counties to assist community and economic development activities.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $100 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Senior Housing Communities in Southern California

September 8, 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).

Senate and Assembly Committees Decide on Fiscal Measures; Prepare for Final Floor Votes

September 6, 2017
Legislators are set to vote on hundreds of measures in these final two weeks of the 2017 Legislative Session.

Session Snapshots and CitiPAC Reception Update for the 2017 Annual Conference

September 6, 2017
This year, the League of California Cities® Annual Conference & Expo will feature over 55 educational sessions.

FAQ Available on the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account and SB 1

September 6, 2017
The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1 Beall) provides for allocations of various funds to state and local agencies for transportation purposes.

Water Conservation and Efficiency Discussions Continue

September 6, 2017
California is pulling out of a historic drought that drastically changed how people use water.

Cap-and-Trade Expenditure Plan Released

September 6, 2017
In July, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed legislation to extend the Cap-and-Trade market mechanism through 2030.

Local Elected Leaders Unite in Fresno to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab

September 1, 2017
Fresno Mayor Lee Brand, Fresno County Supervisor Buddy Mendes and Fresno City Council Member Oliver Baines today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso).

California Supreme Court Finds City Improperly Refused To Order Special Election for Citizens’ Initiative Imposing General Tax

September 1, 2017
The California Supreme Court issued a 5-2 decision Monday, Aug. 28, in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland — a case involving a challenge to the city of Upland’s decision to submit a citizens’ initiative to the voters at the November 2016 general election rather than ordering a special election.

Both Park/Water Bond Bills Advance after Rally for Parks

September 1, 2017
Lawmakers continue to move the two park/water bond bills through committees while they negotiate about what the bond will fund.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $56.8 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Santa Ana, Concord and New Markets Tax Credit Financing for CARE Center in Oakland

September 1, 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) and California Statewide Communities Development Corporation (CSCDC).

Local Elected Leaders, Business Leaders and Community Groups Unite in Long Beach to Stop the Big Telecom Power Grab

August 30, 2017
Long Beach Council Member Al Austin and representatives from the Downtown Long Beach Alliance, the Belmont Heights Community Association and the American Public Works Association of Southern California today urged the Legislature to reject SB 649 (Hueso).

Expo Highlights at the 2017 Annual Conference

August 30, 2017
This year, the League of California Cities® Annual Conference Expo will draw in over 255 cost-saving services and state-of-the-art products, including 80 first-time exhibitors.

League Board Will Consider Endorsements for NLC Board and NLC Second Vice President Positions

August 30, 2017
Each year the League of California Cities® board of directors invites membership interested in running for National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or for second vice president of the NLC board of directors, to apply for endorsement from our League board of directors.

Bills in Committee Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

August 25, 2017
Legislators have been back since Aug. 21, which means just three weeks remain before the Legislature adjourns on Sept. 15.

End of Session Signature/Veto Requests Webinar Scheduled for Sept. 21

August 25, 2017
Following the conclusion of the 2017-18 legislative session, the League’s legislative team will host a webinar on Sept. 21 to review top priority bills that cities will need to advocate Gov. Jerry Brown on as he reviews legislation.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $12.25 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Vacaville

August 25, 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).

Understanding “Bowenwork” When Regulating Massage

August 25, 2017
Over the past several years, significant changes have occurred in massage regulation and local officials have faced challenges keeping up with the laws and understanding the various massage-related disciplines.

Guest Piece: Vetting the Public Finance Team, Has Your Municipal Advisor Passed the Test?

August 25, 2017
When managing their personal finances, many people turn to financial advisors to help them make informed decisions about complex financial products and investment options.
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