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Anti-local housing bill heads to Senate Governance and Finance
Mar 22, 2023A potential expansion to SB 35 (Chapter 366, Statutes of 2017) — strongly opposed by the League of California Cities — passed out of the Senate Housing Committee on Tuesday. The new bill, SB 423 (Wiener), would expand SB 35 to nearly all cities, including those in the coastal zone.
State Bills in Brief: March 22-29
Mar 22, 2023Policy committees are back in full swing and so is the League of California Cities’ weekly “upcoming legislative meetings on bills of interest to cities” story — but with a fresh coat of paint. Each week, Cal Cities break down the bills, policy committees, and legislative deadlines that city leaders need to know about.
Guide to Local Recovery Update: March 22
Mar 22, 2023The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the opening of an electric vehicle charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure grant program and the Local Infrastructure Hub is hosting a series of infrastructure webinars. Also, the National League of Cities is seeking feedback on how to simplify the federal grant process.
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