League News
The next issue of CA Cities Advocate will publish on Monday, Aug. 12.

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.
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 $4.5 million in tax-exempt affordable housing bonds for Courtyards at Penn Valley Apartments in Penn Valley, Nevada County.
Conferences & Education

Registration is open for the League of California Cities 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled for Oct. 16 – 18, 2019 in Long Beach.

Join the League and the Institute for Local Government for a webinar on sexual harassment prevention training from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.
More News & Events

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.

When a reporter called asking about an abnormal level of a carcinogenic toxin in the air, city leaders were surprised to learn of it.