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2018 City Managers Department Meeting Call for Proposals Open

May 26, 2017
The League of California Cities® is taking submissions for session proposals and speakers for the 2018 City Managers Department meeting, which is scheduled for Jan. 31–Feb. 2 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

Governor Signs SB 1

April 28, 2017
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 1 (Beall), the Road Recovery and Repair Act of 2017. SB 1 generates $5.2 billion annually for California’s state and local transportation system. Cities and counties will receive $1.5 billion annually to fix local streets and roads.

Senate Governance and Finance Committee Votes to Limit Local Control and Revenue over Installation of “Small Cell” Equipment

April 28, 2017
Despite opposition from at least 90 cities across the state to SB 649 (Hueso), the Senate Governance and Finance Committee unanimously voted (7-0) to limit local control and revenue from the installation of “small cell” equipment on all public property within and out of the public right-of-way (PROW).

Trailer Bill to Implement Proposition 64 Scheduled for May 4 Hearing

April 28, 2017
The Administration trailer bill seeking to implement Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, will be heard in a joint hearing of three Budget Subcommittees on Thursday, May 4.

Long Term Water Conservation: Legislative Efforts Begin

April 28, 2017
Since Gov. Jerry Brown’s April 7 Executive Order declaring an end to the statewide drought, conversations have turned to long-term water conservation.

Submit Session Proposals for the 2017 Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar

April 28, 2017
Making its comeback last year, the League of California Cities® 2017 Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar is opening its online submission process for sessions and proposals.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest May 1–8

April 28, 2017
As the legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities.

NLC’s University Leadership Summit Scheduled for Oct. 2–5 in San Diego

April 28, 2017
NLC University convenes elected officials, municipal leaders, city staff and industry professionals annually at the NLC University Leadership Summit.

Budget Trailer Bill SB 130 Contains Long-Sought Fix for Struggling Newly-Incorporated Cities

April 25, 2017
California’s four most recently incorporated cities are on the cusp of receiving a long-needed permanent fix to their revenues with SB 130.

Administration Trailer Bill Implementing Prop. 64 Undermines Local Control over Cannabis Businesses

April 25, 2017
The League of California Cities® would like to make all cities aware of how the Administration’s Cannabis Regulation Trailer Bill, up for a hearing in Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 today, proposes to implement Proposition 64. 

U.S. Communities Holding Summit on June 7 in Santa Clara to Educate Local Government Agency Officials on Program’s Cost-Saving Benefits

April 25, 2017
U.S. Communities, the League of California Cities® and the California State Association of Counties sponsored government purchasing alliance, is hosting a free regional event on June 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to help public agencies learn how to save time and money through the U.S. Communities program.

League-Sponsored Bond Agency Issues $30 Million in Tax-Exempt Bonds for Affordable Housing in Los Angeles, West Covina and Hemet

April 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).

Legislative Action Day Brings Hundreds of City Officials to Sacramento to Lobby on City Priorities

April 21, 2017
Hundreds of city officials descended on Sacramento earlier this week to lobby their legislators and staff on the pressing policy issues facing California cities this legislative session.

League-Sponsored Housing Streamlining Bill Clears Key Hurdle

April 21, 2017
On a day full of activity surrounding the League of California Cities’® Legislative Action Day, several city officials testified with the League in support of SB 540 (Roth) in the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 24 – May 3

April 21, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is ramping up and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities.

Updated Local Streets and Roads Estimates FAQ Available

April 21, 2017
The League’s fiscal consultant, Michael Coleman, has updated and retitled a briefing sheet on local Highway Users Tax Account (Gas Tax) Funds to include details about the new Road Maintenance and Repair Account (RMRA) funds that will begin flowing to city and county gas tax funds next year, assuming Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 1.

Blueprint for More Housing Legislation Heads to Senate Environmental Quality Committee for Final Policy Hearing

April 14, 2017
As hundreds of city officials gather at the Sacramento Convention Center next Wednesday for Legislative Action Day, SB 540 (Roth), the League-sponsored Workforce Housing Opportunity Zone bill, will be heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. 

Gut-and-Amend Bill May Significantly Impact City Budgets

April 14, 2017
A recent gut-and-amend bill targeting cities and counties that contract for city services will be heard in the Assembly Public Employees Retirement and Social Security Committee on Wednesday April, 19. 

Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest April 17 – 26

April 14, 2017
The legislative policy committee schedule is in full gear and the League is tracking numerous bills affecting cities. Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. 

League’s Health Benefits Marketplace℠ Webinar: A Benefits Technology Solution for Cities

April 14, 2017
Join the League on Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m. for a one-hour complimentary webinar to learn how your city can utilize the League of California Cities® Health Benefits Marketplace℠ (HBM) administration platform to manage active employee medical benefits. 
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