League News

The League of California Cities Board of Directors, joined by leadership from the League’s divisions, departments, policy committees and diversity caucuses convened in Napa this week for the annual League Leaders Workshop to develop the organization’s strategic advocacy priorities for 2020.

Earlier this year, SB 205 (Hertzberg, Chapter 470, 2019) was signed into law and requires certain regulated business entities to demonstrate enrollment with stormwater permits before cities and counties issue or renew a local business license. In response to SB 205, the California State Water Resources Control Board recently issued background information and FAQs on how cities and counties can comply with this new law. 
Education and Conferences

The League of California Cities and the County Engineers Association of California are gearing up for their annual Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, scheduled March 18-20 at the Monterey Conference Center.

It’s time to send your newly elected officials to the New Mayors & Council Members Academy , taking place Jan. 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. Don’t miss the chance to secure your spot for this important educational opportunity.

T he League's Fire Chiefs Leadership Seminar, the Municipal Finance Institute and the City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar are taking place this week at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. View more information plus the agendas for each of these important events!
Opportunities for Cities

The Institute for Local Government partnered with the California Department of Housing and Community Development Department, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Placeworks to provide training and technical assistance to local agencies and recently released its Housing and Public Engagement Toolkit to help cities apply. The deadline to submit a SB 2 planning grant application is Friday, Dec. 20. Don't miss this opportunity!

The California Resilience Challenge , an initiative of the Bay Area Council Foundation, recently launched a request for proposals to offer $2 million in funding for local governments to support innovative projects that address climate change-related threats and help safeguard the state against wildfire, drought, flood and extreme heat events.

Showcase your community's success and apply for this prestigious award before the start of the New Year! The National Civic League is accepting applications for the 2020 All-American City Award. This year’s theme is “Enhancing health and well-being through civic engagement” and the deadline to apply is Feb. 19.
More News & Events

Local government leaders are adopting codes of conduct to set the rules and expectations for how they govern their cities. Such codes help foster a civil and respectful governing culture consistent with best practices. Learn more, in this month's Western City magazine. 
The League in the News
Three city officials honored for achievements , Antelope Valley Press , Dec. 2
 

League honors city for bridging gaps , Marin Independent Journal , Nov. 25