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The California legislative session wrapped up Friday and now the bills that the legislature passed head to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk where they will be signed into law or vetoed. The League urges city officials to send letters today in support of SB 5!

SUPPORT  SB 5 (Beall/McGuire/Portantino) Housing and Community Development Investment Program. Sample City Letter

For the most updated information and action alerts, please go to the Action Center on the League website , which will be continuously updated a s the League submits signature and veto requests to the Governor. You may also contact your Regional Public Affairs Manager.
League News

The Legislature wrapped up its 2019 legislative business with a drama-filled session ending around 3:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. 
 
Now Gov. Gavin Newsom must decide whether to sign or veto the hundreds of bills on his desk by midnight Oct. 13. This year, the League submitted 15 requests for signatures and 13 requests for vetoes. This story outlines a list of bills in which the League is urging the Governor to sign or veto.
Education and Conferences

California’s homelessness crisis affects cities and counties across the state — rural, urban and suburban communities face immense challenges. Meaningful progress will require a combination of new, innovative solutions and known best practices. Recognizing that no one city or county has the resources to solve this problem on their own, the League and the California State Association of Counties are hosting a Homelessness Policy Workshop on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.
Opportunities for Cities

Showcase your community's success! The National Civic League has opened its application process for the 2020 All-American City Award. This year’s theme is “enhancing health and well-being through civic engagement.” This award focuses on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health and well-being in local communities. 
More News & Events

Congress is back in session and local leaders are looking to Washington for action, partnership and progress. For cities, this fall is about empowering our communities and pushing forward “must pass” bills before the federal legislative process slows during the election cycle. Check out five things we hope Congress will accomplish before the end of the year. Learn more on the National League of Cities CitiesSpeak blog .

Social media’s pervasive impact underscores the importance of cities and elected officials having their collective finger on the pulse of these online civic conversations.  Learn what you need to know this month in Western City magazine.
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