January 13, 2020
League News

The United States Supreme Court recently agreed to hear the case of City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton, in which it will decide whether a local government must return a vehicle impounded because of code violations immediately upon a debtor filing for bankruptcy. 

The League is seeking innovative, cutting-edge topics for its 2020 Annual Conference & Expo which is scheduled for Oct. 7-9 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Gain visibility and contribute to the advancement of your field by taking advantage of this special opportunity before March 30.

The League issued a response Friday to Governor Newsom's budget: “The League of California Cities was encouraged to see Governor Newsom’s proposed investments in his 2020-21 State Budget, which include significant funding to address homelessness and wildfires, two issues that are critical to California cities."

Opportunities for Cities

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) is pleased to announce the issuance of $23,932,000 in tax-exempt affordable housing bonds for Pavilion Court Apartments in Pico Rivera. 

Applications are ongoing until Jan. 1, 2022
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery announced the Notice of Funds Available for its Beverage Container Redemption Pilot Grant Program FY 2019-20 . This program will provide opportunities for California local government and recycling center operators to improve redemption opportunities for eligible beverage containers and increase recycling rates in unserved convenience zones statewide. Cities are among those eligible to apply for the $5 million available. 

More News and Events

For the first time in over 50 years, the Department of Labor has adopted a new rule that significantly updates the regulations governing the determination of an employee’s “regular rate” of pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

How did California cities fare legislatively in 2019, and what's the outlook for 2020? Knowledge is power! Find this key information in this month’s Western City magazine, and use it to inform your city’s advocacy work in the coming months.
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