June 3, 2020
Executive Director's Statement

“The League of California Cities is saddened and angered by the senseless death of George Floyd. We offer our deepest sympathies to his family, the community of Minneapolis, and communities in California and across the country who are grieving."  Read more
Take Action
All California cities, regardless of population, urgently need CARES Act funding to help continue to fight COVID-19 and protect residents through the summer months and beyond. No city can be left behind. Cities can help in the following ways: 1) Send a formal city letter to your Assembly Member and Senator as soon as possible. 2) Call your Assembly Member and Senator to inform them of the importance of receiving CARES Act funding to continue to fight COVID-19. Take action today! (Sample letter .docx)
League News

Join the League for the first-ever, all-virtual Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum beginning June 18. During this event, taking place over three consecutive Thursdays, elected officials will hear from keynote speakers Eric Bailey and Nicole Lance from Extraordinary Balance. Read more

Ordinarily during this time of year, public beaches would be brimming with people enjoying the sea and sun under the watchful eyes of lifeguards, who are responsible for the safety of beachgoers. However, public beaches look different due to closures that follow public safety health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Read more

The Legislature is moving on a fast track the next couple of weeks to proceed with legislation that was delayed or amended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Assembly and Senate, there are a number of hearings in the coming days that are of interest to cities. Read more 
Education and Conferences 

Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. – Cities’ roles in economic development will drastically change with the effects of COVID-19. In this webinar, participants will learn new ways to think about economic development, how to help businesses grow, how to create opportunities to stimulate jobs and enhance workforce development, and where to find available resources and assistance programs. Presenters: City of Long Beach Director of Economic Development John Keisler, and Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network Executive Director Nick Schultz. Register now

Wednesday, June 10 at 11 a.m. – Join the Institute for Local Government and learn how to quickly and strategically retool local economies in response to COVID-19 impacts on retail, hotels, tourism, industrial, and residential markets. Understand the evolving shifts in land use and occupancy identify sectors that will come back first and learn how to select and implement effective programs that can accomplish recovery in the near term and achieve resiliency over the long term. Register now

Thursday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. – Join the Institute for Local Government and their partners from PlaceWorks, the City of West Sacramento, and San Luis Obispo County to hear about some of the ways local governments have adapted the way they do business as a result of COVID-19 to continue to meet the needs of residents, businesses, and developers, and what policies and practices they can put into place to be better prepared for future crisis events. Register now  
Opportunities for Cities
Affordable apartments for low-income senior residents in Pasadena will undergo renovations with the use of tax-exempt bonds issued by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority. Read more
More News and Events

Don’t miss the June issue of Western City magazine! It includes articles about the economic impact of COVID-19 on essential city services, how California cities used technology to inform and engage residents during the pandemic, new clean mobility options in the City of Arvin, cyberattacks, “Missing Middle” housing, South Pasadena teens’ tech support for seniors, and more! Online now at www.westerncity.com .
League in the News
Coronavirus may cost Moreno Valley $20 million over two years in expenses and lost revenue , June 1 , Los Angeles Daily News (also appeared in The Press-Enterprise, SGVTribune.com, Orange County Register, San Bernardino County Sun, DailyBulletin.com, Redlands Daily Facts, Pasadena Star-News, Whittier Daily News)
According to the League of California Cities, COVID-19 could cause the state’s 482 cities and towns to lose at least $6.7 billion in revenue over the next two fiscal years.

According to the League of California Cities, COVID-19 has hit the state’s 482 cities and towns hard and could cause them to lose roughly $6.7 billion in revenue over the next two fiscal years or more if stay-at-home orders extend into the summer or beyond.
COVID-19 Webinar Series - After the Emergency: Navigating the FEMA Reimbursement Process

June 11
June 18-July 2

2020 Annual Conference & Expo