League News
Financing the repair and upgrade of infrastructure and addressing affordable housing needs is one of the greatest challenges facing cities and counties in the coming decades.
Cities Encouraged to Support Local-State Sustainable Investment Incentive Program
Cities are encouraged to support SB 5 (Beall/McGuire), scheduled for hearing on March 20, which establishes an ongoing funding mechanism that would ultimately direct up to $2 billion annually in support of local infill, transit oriented development, affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization projects.
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. Join the preview webinar on April 11 to learn about the priority bills in anticipation of Legislative Action Day.
Grant funding available this spring

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.

Register by March 15 to take advantage of the early bird rate for ILG’s next public engagement training. The next Learning Lab is in Danville on April 25 – 26.
More News & Events

The League’s Legal Department prepared a summary of the recent California Supreme Court ruling on Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Visit the League’s website to view the League’s full summary.
Cities Encouraged to Send Support Letter

City residents of California’s 482 cities experience the benefits of enhanced municipal services, local input, accountability and opportunity to improve local quality of life on a daily basis.

Legislative policy committee hearings are now underway in the Capitol. In addition, the Legislature continues to hold a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities.

Every year, during the second week of May, the American Lung Association (ALA) LUNG FORCE initiative celebrates National Women's Lung Health Week and Turquoise Takeover — bringing the country together in a national conversation to raise awareness of lung cancer, the number one cancer killer of women and men in the nation.