League News
Four press conferences have been held statewide in the past week to showcase transportation improvement projects being funded through SB 1.  
The League continues to work with various stakeholders to urge the Legislature to appropriate resources for four local priorities.
City officials testified at a May 15 CalPERS hearing, stressing a need for all stakeholders to come to the table to find a solution that protects local agencies and employees and retirees.
Conferences & Education
Register by Tuesday, May 29

The deadline to register for the 2018 Mayors and Council Members Executive Forum in Monterey is quickly approaching.
Submit Ideas by June 8

The League of California Cities® is taking submissions for session proposals and speakers for the 2019 City Managers Department Meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 13–15, 2019 in San Diego. 
June 27-28

June 29

July 19
Inland Empire/Desert Mountain CitiPAC Gala, Ontario

Aug. 19
North Bay Division Bocce Tournament, Yountville
Sept. 12
CitiPAC Leadership Reception, Long Beach

Sep. 12-14

Oct. 8
Riverside CitiPAC Golf Tournament, Beaumont

Oct. 11
Central Valley Division CitiPAC, Patterson
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). CSCDA recently issued $87,025,000 in tax-exempt bonds for John Muir Health in Walnut Creek.
More News & Events

With many vote-by mail voters in California making decisions weeks before the official June 5 election day, newspapers starting making endorsements in March.
During the next few weeks, both houses of the Legislature will finalize their budgets. The Senate and Assembly will create two different budgets, which they will work into one through budget committee meetings. The League will be monitoring several bills this week, as well as several HOT bills, which will be heard this week in Assembly Appropriations. 

Across the West, public utilities are facing the necessity of raising and restructuring water rates to address operating and capital needs and create successful efficiency programs.

Each year, millions of dollars’ worth of property is turned over to the State Controller by businesses unable to locate the owners.