The next issue of CA Cities Advocate will publish on Monday, Oct. 21, following the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.
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The California Department of Housing and Community Development released the SB 2 Planning Grants Notice of Funding Availability for approximately $123 million in March 2019 and funding is still available for California's cities. The planning grants program provides one-time, non-competitive grants to local governments to update a variety of planning documents and processes that streamline housing approvals and accelerate housing production.
League News

The League’s 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, is in Long Beach next week, and is chock full of exciting opportunities for professional growth, innovative ideas, and valuable resources for city officials. Check out this daily snapshot of conference happenings, along with the top two tips on how to get ready for the big event! Be sure to connect with us and use #CaCitiesAnnual when posting about the conference.

Opportunity Zones (OZs) are a new tool designed to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council introduced a new website www.OpportunityZones.gov, which will serve as a resource hub for all stakeholders working with the OZs initiative.
Education and Conferences

There are many opportunities to get involved in a diversity caucus and your regional division at the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, Oct. 16-18. Participate in the conference events highlighted in this article to learn more.

The League is offering three concurrent educational conferences in early December at the Hyatt Regency Orange County designed just for city clerks, fire chiefs, and finance professionals. While each group has its own professional development sessions, they will come together for a joint reception on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Opportunities for Cities

The California Department of Housing and Community Development announced the release of the Notice of Funding Availability for approximately $622 million in Round 2 funds for the No Place Like Home program. Applications are due Jan. 8, 2020.

California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $8.6 million in tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds for Kimberly Park Apartments in Victorville and $47 million for Campus Oaks Apartments Phase II in Roseville. The League’s co-sponsorship of CSCDA continues to be a significant benefit for League members.
The League in the News
Oct. 16-18

Save the Date
Nov. 4
Homelessness Policy Workshop

Nov. 14

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 Dec. 11-12