Cal Cities Partners
Through its Cal Cities Partner program, the League of California Cities provides an opportunity for outside organizations to support the work of cities while engaging in educational activities, policymaking, conferences, regional meetings, and networking events throughout the year. Cal Cities Partners represent many industries and bring a unique perspective to city officials. Whether they are participating in regional division meetings, Cal Cities Policy Committees, or through various online or in-person educational forums, Cal Cities Partners bring a valued voice to conversations around city issues.
Cal Cities Partners gain wide recognition throughout the year at numerous events and conferences that draw thousands of city officials, as well as in publications such as Western City magazine and Cal Cities' website.
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Thanks to recent financial incentives, especially from the Inflation Reduction Act, there’s never been a better time for California’s cities to complete long delayed infrastructure improvement programs. In this Cal Cities Partner Webinar, ENGIE’s Ashu Jain and Tulare City Manager Marc Mondell highlighted how cities can accelerate and maximize the benefits of an infrastructure modernization initiative.
California voters continue to signal their strong approval for licensed cannabis business operations in their communities. This past election, voters across the state approved 23 of the 27 local cannabis revenue related ballot measures put before them. In this Cal Cities Partner webinar, Culture Cannabis Club’s Devon Julian and Barigye McCoy joined by preeminent local government and cannabis lobbyist (and former Cal Cities staffer) Amy O’Gorman Jenkins highlighted how local governments are spurring new economic development and building their tax base with licensed cannabis.
PowerPoint Slides | Webinar Recording
Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Charge Ready Program has launched! By offering significant financial incentives and technical support, SCE’s Charge Ready program helps local governments, businesses, and property owners deploy the necessary infrastructure and equipment to support EV charging stations at their property. Attend this session to hear directly from SCE experts and learn how your community can apply to the program and get EV chargers on their property safely, quickly and at reduced cost.
Presenters: Naveed H. Ahmad, Sr. Advisor, eMobility, Southern California Edison; Dana Robertson, Advisor, eMobility, Southern California Edison
Presenters: Keri Askew Bailey, Group Vice President, Charter Communications; Antonia Castro-Graham, Deputy City Manager, City of Fullerton; Sunne McPeak, Presiden, and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund; Michael Santorelli, Director at Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute, New York School of Law
The Cal Cities Partner program is developing a list of Partner-led educational sessions that can be drawn from throughout the year to provide educational sessions for conferences, regional division meetings, or webinars. The ability to submit a session is restricted to Cal Cities Partner members and is a direct benefit of participation in the program. Partners should submit session concepts and potential presenters via our online submission tool.
Cal Cities Partners represent many industries and bring a unique perspective to city officials. One of the program’s many benefits is enrollment in a searchable online service directory.
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2024 Municipal Law Institute Symposium
February 16, 2024 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Southwestern Law SchoolRegister
Co-sponsored by: League of California Cities and Southerwestern Law School
5 hours of MCLE credits offered
Securing the Roof Over Our Heads: Developing Solutions to California’s Housing Needs
This one-day educational event, scheduled for February 16, 2024, will be held in-person at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. The symposium will provide an exploration of issues facing municipal lawyers in 2024, focusing on the legal, practical, political and compassionate considerations in addressing the unhoused crisis; the history, framework, and variety of rent “control” in California; how affordable housing projects are financed and developed; and, balancing the tension between state, local and developer goals.
The purposes of the annual symposium are to:
- Integrate the study and practice of municipal law in order to encourage and train students to work in municipal law as a profession.
- Promote, through research and scholarly exchange, an analysis of municipal law issues.
- Support the legislative and legal advocacy programs of the City Attorneys Department by acting as a resource to the state legislature and judiciary in the development of municipal law.
The symposium will include a keynote speaker, networking luncheon, and an informal meet & greet reception after the program, where attendees can meet members of the attorneys from the Municipal Law Institute and Attorney Development and Succession Committees, as well as attorneys who practice municipal and public law.
Register by Friday, Feb. 9th, 2024.
For more information, click here.
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Helen Putnam Awards
The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence program recognizes and promotes the outstanding efforts and innovative solutions made by city governments each year. Learn about the Helen Putnam Awards.
Cities for Workforce Health
The Cities for Workforce Health helps support cities develop and foster employee wellness programs. Along with Kaiser Permanente, and Keenan & Associates, Cal Cities Partners work to provide educational content, one-on-one consultation, and financial support to cities at a variety of levels. Learn about Cities for Workforce Health.