February 5, 2020
Take Action
The Legislature is working towards their next deadline of Feb. 21, which is the last day for bills to be to introduced. The League is urging cities to submit letters of support on SB 54 and AB 1080. These bills can be taken up at any time and there is no set date for a vote as of now.
SUPPORT SB 54 (Allen) & AB 1080 (Gonzalez) California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. SB 54 (Allen) Sample Letter ; AB 1080 (Gonzalez) Sample Letter

For the most updated information on action alerts, please go to the   Action Center on the League website , which will be continuously updated as the League designates positions on key bills affecting cities. You may also contact your  Regional Public Affairs Manager.
League News

SB 50, the More HOMES Act of 2020, failed on the Senate floor late last week. Immediately following the vote, League President and Town of Yountville Mayor John F. Dunbar issued a statement.

The U.S. House of Representatives leadership in Congress announced a new “Moving Forward” framework for a $760 billion infrastructure bill on Jan. 29. The plan, over the next five years, would rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, transit systems, railways, airports, ports, inland waterways, wastewater and drinking water systems, brownfields, and broadband. 

League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Assembly Member Marc Berman, and California Complete Count Director Ditas Katague for a wide-ranging conversation about the significance of the 2020 Census, and the importance of an accurate count at a Public Policy Institute of California Countdown to Census 2020 event on Feb. 3. 

Education and Conferences

At the Congressional City Conference, scheduled for March 8-11 in Washington D.C., city officials will learn more about the common challenges affecting cities, get specialized training to build leadership skills, and conduct productive meetings with federal representatives regarding issues important to cities. 

Register Today for Feb. 25 Webinar

Join the League and the Institute for Local Government for a webinar on sexual harassment prevention training from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 25. If you need to complete your state-mandated sexual harassment prevention training, this webinar is for you!

More News and Events

2019 was a year of exciting growth and transition for the Institute for Local Government (ILG). ILG welcomed a new executive director and embarked on a comprehensive strategic planning process all while helping local government leaders navigate complex issues ranging from affordable housing to disaster preparedness to climate change.

By 2025, at least 20 percent of edible food waste currently sent to landfills must be recovered for human consumption, and new organic waste regulations are being phased in now to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase resiliency, and build sustainable communities. Funding and tools are available to help California cities comply with these new requirements. L earn more in this months issue of Western City magazine.
League in the News

After failure, California leaders vow to pass housing bill, Jan. 31, Associated Press (Also appears in San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, KCRA.com, CBS Sacramento and 80 more)