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League Issues Action Alerts on Multiple Bills Affecting Cities

May 6, 2019
The League of California Cities is strongest when joined by the voices of members and coalition partners. 
 
As the legislative cycle progresses, the League is closely monitoring a number of bills that would greatly impact cities, and are working hand-in-hand with members to stand up for city interests.

The League has issued a number of action alerts in both opposition and support of the most high priority bills, and needs your help in ensuring the Legislature hears the voices of California cities.

See below for the list of current action alerts, or visit the League’s Action Center, which will be regularly updated. Should you have any questions or would like to receive a copy of the Action Alert, please contact your Regional Public Affairs Manager.

SUPPORT  AB 213 (Reyes) Annexation Financing.
Restores funding to 140 cities that lost funds following the annexation of inhabited territory; reestablishes previous fiscal incentives for cities that annex inhabited territory.
Sample City Letter
 
OPPOSE  AB 1332 (Bonta) Sanctuary State Investment Act.
Significantly limits state and local agencies ability to contract out for a variety of vital public services. Mandates that agencies create an ever-evolving restricted list of private vendors. Constructs an elaborate investigation and vetting process that agencies must adhere to before contracting for services. Creates new avenues for protracted criminal and civil litigation against cities. Would impact operations for virtually every department including police, fire, finance, legal, public works, etc.
Sample City Letter

OPPOSE  AB 1356 (Ting) Cannabis. Local Jurisdictions. Retail Commercial Cannabis Activity.
Requires all local jurisdictions whose voters supported Proposition 64 to issue a minimum number of local licenses for cannabis retail shops. Requires the minimum number of these local licenses issued per jurisdiction to be 25% of the number of liquor licenses. If the ratio is greater than one local retail cannabis license per 10,000 residents of the local jurisdiction, the bill instead requires the minimum number of local licenses to be determined by dividing the number of residents in the local jurisdiction by 10,000 and rounding down to the nearest whole number.
Sample City Letter

SUPPORT  SB 5 (Beall/McGuire) Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program.
Creates a local-state partnership to provide up to $2 billion annually to fund state-approved affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development projects that also support state policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand transit oriented development (TOD), address poverty, and revitalize neighborhoods. This measure restores RDA-type ongoing financing for these important projects.
Sample City Letter
 


 
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