League News
Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled to Grass Valley on Feb. 22 for his first meeting with the League of California Cities Board of Directors and touched on a number of priority issues for California cities and the League, including housing, homelessness, disaster preparedness and pensions.
The League’s Board of Directors, on Feb. 21, approved the League’s support of litigation to be filed by a group of cities challenging the legality of the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s regulation that removes local authority to regulate cannabis delivery.
A League representative testified at a committee hearing today in support of AB 147, by Assembly Member Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood), which will expand the collection of millions in state sales and use taxes from out-of-state sales via the implementation of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., (2018).
Opportunities for Cities

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $46,600,000 in tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds for Corona Park Apartments in Corona. The League’s co-sponsorship of CSCDA continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.
Conferences & Education
Survey will be Available in Early March

League members and other stakeholders are invited to take part in a unique opportunity to lend their voice on the preferences of session topics and speakers for the next Annual Conference and Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16 – 18 in Long Beach.
More News & Events

The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.

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