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The League is seeking input and feedback on the biggest issues facing cities in the next three years. Members have until Nov. 3 to complete the easy online survey.
League News

Over the past few weeks, cities throughout the state have been affected by wildfires and utility-initiated power shutoffs that have left millions of California residents in the dark. The League’s thoughts and prayers are with those that have been evacuated or are without power, and we thank the firefighters and first responders who are working around the clock to keep our communities safe.

Following this increase of extreme fire weather conditions across the state and continued utility-initiated Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), Gov. Gavin Newsom has launched a $75 million Local Government PSPS Resiliency Program to support state and local government efforts to protect public safety, vulnerable populations and individuals and improve resiliency in response to utility-led PSPS actions. Cities may apply for funds by Monday, Nov. 4 through a streamlined application process.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has just released the Local Housing Trust Fund (LHTF) program draft guidelines . The LHTF program will provide matching funds to local and regional housing trust funds dedicated to the creation, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing, transitional housing and emergency shelters.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) announced the availability of a framework paper and survey for input on conceptual approaches to implementation of the Prohousing Designation Program.
Education and Conferences

Registration is open for a day-long Homelessness Policy Workshop on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is being hosted by the League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties.

The 2020 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum will bring together over 300 of California’s mayors and council members on June 17-18, 2020 for a two-day educational and networking event.
Opportunities for Cities

The National League of Cities 2020 Leadership in Community Resilience program is now accepting applications from cities seeking additional funding for resilience-related projects. Each city selected for the 2020 cohort will receive $10,000 in financial support, advisory services and a site visit from NLC staff, as well as an invitation to NLC's annual resilience summit for the city's mayor and a staff member. Apply online ! The deadline for applications is Dec. 20. 

California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $65.9 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds for 353 Main Street Family Apartments in Redwood City. The League’s co-sponsorship of CSCDA continues to be a significant benefit for League members.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announces that the application period for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Zero‑Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is open. This solicitation is open to eligible bus owners throughout California, and funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Get started and apply for a new transit bus, shuttle bus or school bus today!
More News & Events

The League's City Managers’ Department is now accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the City Managers’ Conference. Submit your nominations no later than Tuesday, Dec. 4, by 5 p.m.
The League in the News

As California economy booms, cities struggle with pensions, The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 24, 2019 ( The Associated Press article also ran in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Stamford Advocate and The Fresno Bee)

Woodland at moderate risk of ‘fiscal distress,’ according to state auditor, The Daily Democrat, Oct. 25, 2019 (CalMatters article rerun, more focused on Woodland)