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May 1 Deadline Approaching to Submit SB 1 Project Lists to CTC for Upcoming Fiscal Year

April 19, 2018
Annually cities and counties must adopt, via resolution, a list of projects they intend to fund through SB 1 in order to be eligible for funding in the upcoming fiscal year.

Save the Date for the 2018 Annual Conference & Expo

April 19, 2018
Mark your calendars for Sept. 12–14 for the League’s 120th Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach.

Broad Coalition Forms to Oppose Dangerous Big Soda and Corporate Special Interest-Backed Ballot Initiative to Decimate Local Services from Fire to Parks to Roads

April 18, 2018
The Committee to Protect Our Communities formed on April 18 to oppose the “Tax Fairness, Transparency and Accountability Act,” a misleading named and dangerous initiative sponsored by the American Beverage Association (ABA) and the California Business Roundtable. 

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 16–May 1

April 12, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise fast approaching in early April.

Safeguard Transportation Funds and Support Prop. 69

April 11, 2018
The coalition supporting safer roads and protecting transportation improvements continues to gain momentum as June’s Election Day draws closer.

SB 827 Amendments Don’t Solve the Bill’s Problems

April 11, 2018
Although Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) amended his SB 827 before it goes to its first committee hearing on April 17, the bill is still bad for cities. 

Oppose Bill that Jeopardizes Fiscal Stability of Cities in JPAs

April 10, 2018
Joint Powers Authorities, known as JPAs, are one of the most effective tools that help local agencies cost effectively deliver a wide range of services to their residents. 

New Market Tax Credit — Fostering Investment in Low-Income Neighborhoods

April 10, 2018
The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is currently soliciting potential pipeline projects in connection with its 2018 application for New Markets Tax Credits.

Navigating the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act

April 9, 2018
The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is conducting stakeholder outreach to cities and other interested stakeholders on their implementation efforts on the Responsible Beverage Service Training Act, a community-based approach geared toward reducing risks associated with retail alcohol environments

Support Legislation that will Help Cities Make Technological Investments to Improve Government Transparency and Access

April 6, 2018
The League is sponsoring AB 2812 (Limón) to create the Office of Local Cloud Mitigation and Digital Innovation under the California Department of Technology (CDT) to facilitate public-private partnerships to help local agencies make technology improvements. 

Bills in Committee and Other Legislative Hearings of Interest, April 9–30

April 6, 2018
April is a very busy month in the Capitol with a full agenda of legislative policy committees and the Governor’s May Budget Revise fast approaching in early April.

Come to Sacramento on April 18 to Advocate for City Priorities

April 5, 2018
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 18 Legislative Action Day. 

League Los Angeles County Division President Urges Yes on Props. 68, 69 and 72

April 5, 2018
Four years ago — in what were inarguably simpler times — the turnout for California’s primary statewide election dropped to just 18 percent, nearly the lowest point in California’s history. 

Governor Urged to Direct Resources in Budget to Modernization of Emergency Preparedness Assets

April 5, 2018
With the release of the May Revise just weeks away, the League is part of an effort to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to prioritize additional funding for fire prevention and mutual aid support in his proposed FY 2018–19 budget. 

See How Bakersfield is Showcasing its SB 1 Transportation Funding Investments

April 5, 2018
Repaving roads, fixing potholes and improving pedestrian access are all part of the work the City of Bakersfield has begun thanks to new investments from SB 1 transportation funds. 

New Members Representing Cities, Public Safety, Business, Labor and Infrastructure Join Coalition to Protect Transportation Funds

April 2, 2018
Each week the coalition supporting the safeguarding of California’s historic transportation funds grows. 

Mill Valley Takes Top Recognition in 2018 Local Streets and Roads Awards

March 30, 2018
The League, California State Association of Counties and the County Engineers Association of California on March 29 honored the City of Mill Valley as the overall winner of the 2018 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Award.

Upcoming Bills in Committee and Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities, April 3–30

March 30, 2018
The Legislature returns from its Spring Break today, kicking off more legislative hearings and bills in committee.

Support Legislation that Strengthens Enforcement Tools for Ordinances and Building Codes

March 26, 2018
Cities are encouraged to support AB 2598 (Quirk), which will assist cities’ ability to enforce local ordinances and building codes by updating the existing statutory fine caps for inflation.
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