League President John Dunbar Discusses What Cities are Doing to Prepare and Protect Residents for Massive Wildfires Covering the State
On Sunday, Nov. 3, League of California Cities President and Town of Yountville Mayor, John Dunbar was interviewed on CNN International’s Connect the World about how cities and towns are helping local residents meet the challenge of the wildfires and utility-initiated power shutoffs. Mayor Dunbar shared what’s being done on the ground level and how our local communities are planning for these challenges long-term. Watch the segment on the
League’s Facebook Page.
The Institute for Local Government has launched the Housing and Public Engagement Toolkit, a new resource to help California local governments establish more trust and transparency by collaborating and engaging with their residents on housing-related issues.
The League of California Cities hosted a webinar, in partnership with the California Department of General Services (DGS) and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), to unveil state-owned parcels in cities across the state that may be viable for housing development and the process by which such development would occur.
The League of California Cities has several fantastic educational opportunities available for those involved with the fire chiefs, fiscal officers, city clerks, city managers, and mayors and council members departments. Check out the offerings on the League website now!
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $69 million in tax-exempt and taxable multi-family affordable housing bonds for Charter Oaks Apartments in Napa and Arbor Square Apartments in Lompoc. The League’s co-sponsorship of CSCDA continues to be a significant benefit for League members.
The League’s City Attorneys’ Department is mourning the loss of a longtime member and beloved colleague – Burk “Buck” Delventhal. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera
issued a statement on Buck’s passing on Oct. 26, 2019.