League News
On Friday, April 5, the League learned that AB 1568 (McCarty) will be amended to remove provisions that would have withheld a city or county’s share of SB 1 transportation funding for non-compliance with the California housing laws. Once formally amended, the League will review its position of the bill.
On behalf of a geographically diverse coalition of local governments, attorneys from Churchwell White LLP filed a lawsuit last week against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control.
S erving on the League of California Cities ® Board of Directors is an opportunity for you to be a statewide leader shaping state policy and the actions of the organization. The League is currently accepting applications from city officials interested in serving on the League board in one of six at-large board positions or as second vice president.
Conferences & Education

Hundreds of city officials will be traveling to Sacramento to lobby their senators and assembly members on bills affecting California cities as part of the League of California Cities April 24 Legislative Action Day.

The League of California Cities has opened registration for two excellent back-to-back opportunities for mayors and council members of all tenures.

The League of California Cities® will be hosting a SB 2 Planning Grant Webinar on Wednesday, April 17 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. for cities to learn how they can receive funding and technical assistance to update their general plan, community plan, specific plan or local coastal plan.
Opportunities for Cities
Deadline to apply is April 30

The deadline is quickly approaching for California Housing Finance Agency’s new Mixed-Income Program. With funds gathered as part of SB 2, CalHFA made $40 million available for this new program. 
More News & Events

Each year, the League of California Cities ® honors outstanding work in member cities throughout the state through the Helen Putnam Awards for Excellence. 

Legislative hearings are in full swing, and the Legislature continues to discuss policy areas of interest to cities. The Legislature will be on Spring Break as of April 11 and will return on April 22, and the Governor’s May Budget Revise is fast approaching.

The National League of Cities is committed to supporting a fair and accurate 2020 Census, which will be underway in less than twelve months.

The League and the County Engineers Association of California honored winners of the 2019 Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Awards at their annual Public Works Officers Institute held in San Diego last week.