League News

League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman joined San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, La Mesa Council Member Bill Baber, Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and housing and labor advocates in San Diego to express support for SB 5 (Beall, McGuire, Portantino) on Aug. 23.

Last week, the California Supreme Court issued a decision rejecting an inverse condemnation claim against the City of Oroville stemming from a sewage backup into a dental office that occurred in 2009.

On Aug. 16, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request by Homeaway.com and AirBNB to reconsider its March decision where it ruled in favor of Santa Monica’s short-term vacation rental ordinance.
Education and Conferences

The League’s 16 regional divisions cover every corner of California and serve as the grassroots advocacy core of the League. During the 2019 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo there is an opportunity to network with local officials in your regional division. Note the date of your division's event and contact your regional manager to sign up. Prior registration is required and additional fees may apply.

The passage of the budget trailer bills AB 97 and SB 97 changed the requirements for obtaining a provisional commercial cannabis license. In an effort to help educate the public on these recent statutory changes, the Bureau of Cannabis Control has requested a webinar through the League that will cover what these changes mean for cities. The webinar will be held on Aug. 29 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

The League of California Cities’ City Attorneys’ Department is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. to provide an overview of the homelessness crisis currently affecting communities throughout California.

Join the League’s legislative team on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 10 – 11:45 a.m. for a review of the top priority bills that cities will need to advocate for signature or veto by Gov. Gavin Newsom. 
More News & Events

The State Water Resources Control Board has authorized spending nearly one quarter of a billion dollars to help local water systems provide safe, reliable drinking water to communities throughout the state and begin closing the safe drinking water gap for more than one million Californians.

Serving on the League of California Cities board of directors is an outstanding opportunity to be a leader shaping state policy and the organization’s strategic direction.

Each year the League board of directors invites city officials from California who are interested in running for the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors or second vice president to apply for endorsement by the League board of directors. California city officials serving on the NLC board of directors have a seat on the League board of directors for the period of their NLC board term.

As the League continues to advocate for secure defined benefit pension plans and reforms that will allow them to flourish through the next century of public service, cities can do their part by completing the League’s upcoming pension survey which will be distributed on Sept. 4.