League News
The Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees concluded their work on hundreds of bills pending on their Suspense Files on Thursday, May 16. League-supported local finance bills advance; key housing legislation takes an unexpected turn and more in this hearing recap.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May budget proposal to place a tax on water to fund clean drinking water across the state failed to advance in a Senate budget subcommittee on Wednesday, but the Legislature is still considering multiple alternative proposals for safe drinking water.
Sen. Ben Allen and Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez are authoring ambitious identical bills, SB 54 and AB 1080 respectively, which seek to reduce the amount of plastic waste sold in California.
Conferences & Education

The next Mayors & Council Members Executive Forum will be held at the Marriott Newport Beach on June 19 – 20 and will provide an opportunity for attendees to receive updates on key policy issues, network with peers and participate in professional development workshops. Registration closes May 28. For those who would like to go one step further, register separately for an Advanced Leadership Workshop, which will be held on Friday, June 21. 
How elected officials can lead and get results

Join Los Angeles County Division members for a free luncheon presentation and discussion on Thursday, May 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. about the talent crisis in the public sector and the role that elected officials play in attracting, growing and retaining high quality city staff.

Join the League’s legislative team on May 23 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. for a briefing on the status of the budget discussions and major bills that impact California cities.
June 21

June 24

Save the Date!
Oct. 16 – 18
Annual Conference & Expo
More News & Events

In tandem with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s FY 2019–20 May Revise, the California Department of Finance released updated revenues estimates, which include state and local transportation funds.

The Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management held an informational hearing on May 14 to assess and review the state’s preparation and capacity to handle the “new normal” of intense wildfires this upcoming 2019 wildfire season.

Even in regions typically considered affluent, poverty continues to be a challenge. In the City of East Palo Alto, for example, 17 percent of the population is unable to make ends meet financially. Read about the Peninsula Division’s collaborative efforts with employers and educational institutions to prepare the workforce to meet employers’ needs — this month in Western City magazine.