Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) is now accepting comments on
its voluntary statewide alert and warning guidelines.This document is the result of SB 833 (McGuire), a bill supported by the League, which required CalOES, in consultation with various stakeholders, to develop guidelines for alerting and warning the public of an emergency. This legislation also directs CalOES to consult with the League and the California State Association of Counties in the creation of this resource.
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 $4.5 million in tax-exempt affordable housing bonds for Courtyards at Penn Valley Apartments in Penn Valley, Nevada County.
For many members of Congress, the question is not whether federal investment helps low- and moderate-income areas
but rather how to optimize its effectiveness. For our cities, towns and villages, however, the answer is clear—allocate greater funding through the Community Development Block Grant program.
In every state and community that has issued municipal bonds to finance public projects, there is someone who uses the EMMA (Electronic Municipal Market Access) website to disclose important information to investors and other municipal market participants. Recently, the organization that operates the EMMA website and promotes a fair and efficient municipal securities market has enhanced their website to include a more intuitive process and seamless access to tools and resources.