League News
The League Board of Directors in December voted to support Parks and Water Bond that is slated for the June 2018 ballot and several resources are now available for cities considering supporting the measure. 
The New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Jan. 17–19, will bring together recently elected California city officials for education on the fundamentals of serving on the city council.
The Senate Democratic Caucus on Jan. 9 elected Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) Senate president pro tempore. 
Conferences & Education

The League is recruiting volunteers from its membership to pilot a new conference planning process that will allow more input than ever before on conference programming. 

Don’t miss the chance to register early to attend the 2018 Public Works Officers Institute & Expo, which is scheduled for March 28–30 in Monterey. Register online and reserve your hotel by Tuesday, Feb. 27. 

Join the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and League staff in discussing the impact SB 1383 will have on cities. 
More News & Events

Wilshire Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in Los Angeles County, extending more than 15 miles from Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica to Los Angeles’ downtown financial district. Over the past 10 years, six people have died and another 29 sustained injuries in bike and pedestrian-related crashes on a busy stretch of the street in the City of Santa Monica. Now the city’s efforts to make the street safer are getting a big boost thanks to $450,000 in SB1 funding.  

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. The number of legislative hearings will expand as the bill introduction deadline of Feb. 16 approaches.

In response to changes in state housing laws that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, the League of California Cities ® has prepared a comprehensive compendium of key legislation to help cities prepare and comply.

The Institute for Local Government (ILG) has developed the TIERS Public Engagement Framework & Learning Lab , a hands-on coaching and training opportunity, to help cities improve their public engagement efforts. ILG will be holding a TIERS Public Engagement Learning Lab in Sacramento on March 13-14. Details about this event are available online.