League News
The League on Wednesday, Feb. 21 filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the California Supreme Court in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System . In this brief, the League is in support of the state’s argument that the elimination of the option under the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) to purchase “airtime” did not result in an unconstitutional impairment of contract. 
The size, season, and scope of wildland fire events in California have been getting larger, longer, and worse in terms of the destruction and calamity they inflict in this state. As a result, the League is supporting SB 833 by Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), creating a "red alert" warning system for evacuations.
The broad coalition supporting safer roads and protecting local transportation improvements continues to gain momentum. Cities and counties are beginning projects road repairs with SB 1 funds, filling pot holes, resurfacing streets, fixing bridges, improving sidewalks, expanding bike lanes and more. These transportation funds are vital to local communities and should remain protected.  
Opportunities for Cities

Some of the most significant benefits of League membership for cities since 1988 have flowed from the League’s co-sponsorship of the  California Statewide Communities Development Authority  (CSCDA).
Conferences & Education

The League of California Cities ® has only 55 spots available for the Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, scheduled on March 28–30 in Monterey. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 27. Seats are being filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  
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.