League Members to Consider Two Resolutions at Annual Conference on Oct. 18
The California legislative session wraps up this week, but there is still time to reach out to legislators and urge them to support or oppose bills that impact cities. The league urges city officials to send letters right away on the following bills:
SUPPORT SB 5 (Beall/McGuire/Portantino) Affordable Housing and Community Development Investment Program Sample City Letter
Addressing pension sustainability challenges faced by cities remains a top strategic goal for the League. Your city’s completion of this survey is essential to advancing solutions toward a sustainable and lasting defined benefit system.
League members have an opportunity to directly weigh in and shape League policy through the organization’s annual conference resolutions process. This year, voting delegates will take action on two resolutions. Resolutions are available to view on the League's website.
A two-year long debate over police use-of-force in the California Legislature has reached a conclusion. Introduced as competing measures, AB 392 (Weber) and SB 230 (Caballero), initially took differing approaches toward addressing police use-of-force. Shortly after the introduction of both bills, the League issued formal support for SB 230 and formal opposition for AB 392, the far more controversial of the two bills.
The California Civic Leadership is sponsored by League Partners and serves as an exclusive educational program for local government elected officials who are looking to run for the state Legislature. The two-day program in Sacramento on Sept. 4-5 prepared city, county, and school board leaders for what it takes to be a California legislator.
California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA)
announced closing of $4.1 million in tax-exempt bonds for La Clínica De La Raza, located in Oakland. The League’s co-sponsorship of CSCDA continues to be one of the most significant benefits for League members.