League News
The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision today in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System. The League filed an amicus brief in the case, and has been monitoring the case closely.
Through collaboration with both the League and drone industry stakeholders, Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) has introduced AB 1190 in an attempt to establish a statewide regulatory scheme on the use of drones.
The League testified in the Senate Transportation Committee informational hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 26 regarding the present and future impacts of SB 1.
Opportunities for Cities

The League’s co-sponsorship of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members. CSCDA announced the issuance of $48,337,000 in tax-exempt multi-family affordable housing bonds for Seaview Village Apartments in Seaside.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control has recently announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding authorized by The California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018, known as the Equity Act, which was established by SB 1294 (Bradford, 2018).
Conferences & Education

The deadline to register for the League of California Cities ® and the County Engineers Association of California joint Public Works Officers Institute & Expo is just around the corner. Complete your registration by March 12 for this three-day educational and networking event.
 
At the Congressional City Conference, city officials will hear directly from policymakers and thought leaders about issues important to cities, discover the latest funding opportunities that will support economic growth and learn emerging practices to strengthen local communities.
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.