A Message From ILG’s Executive Director
Connect with ILG at the League of CA Cities Annual Conference
Connect with ILG at the League’s Annual Conference and Expo, October 16-18 in Long Beach. We will be hosting a booth at the Expo. Please stop by and meet our staff, browse our materials and get answers to your questions.
Don’t miss these ILG-led sessions:
- Public Service Ethics Laws and Principles: AB 1234 Training, Wednesday from 9:00-11:00am
- Innovative Solutions for Filling the Future Workforce, Wednesday from 3:45-5:00pm
- Tips and Tools to Improve Trust in Local Government, Thursday from 4:15-5:30pm
- Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Officials: AB 1661 Training, Friday from 8:45-10:45am
- Housing for All: Framing a New Conversation About Housing in Your Community, Friday from 11:00am-12:15pm
Beacon Award Reception
LG will be honoring over 30 cities at our annual Beacon Award Reception. Join us on Thursday, October 17, from 5:30-7:30pm to celebrate the progress made by the winning cities to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and implement sustainability best practices.
Not yet a Beacon Program participant? Find out more about the Beacon Program and how to participate on ILG’s website.
Congratulations to the CSAC Challenge Award Recipients
CSAC has selected 27 counties to receive 2019 Challenge Awards, which spotlight the most innovative programs developed by counties. Award categories include:
- Administration of Justice & Public Safety
- Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources
- Government Finance, Administration & Technology
- Health & Human Services
- Housing, Land Use & Infrastructure
ILG’s Executive Director Erica Manuel served as a judge this year. Read more about the counties and their winning programs here.
The Challenge Award recipients will be formally recognized at the CSAC Annual Meeting – December 3-6 in San Francisco. Visit CSAC’s website for more information and to register.
Is Your Agency Taking Advantage of SB2 Planning Grants?
We want to know what agencies have applied for SB2 funding and for which projects. Please take this quick survey to let us know if your agency has applied for funding and for which projects.
Haven’t applied for an SB2 Planning Grant Yet?
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released the SB 2 Planning Grants Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $123 million. The Planning Grants Program provides one-time, non-competitive grants to local governments to update a variety of planning documents and processes that streamline housing approvals and accelerate housing production.
ILG is working with PlaceWorks to help local governments secure this funding by identifying projects and tools that will help increase housing production. Funding is available for:
- Targeted General Plan Updates
- Community Plans and Specific Plans
- Zoning Updates and By-Right Zoning for Housing
- Objective Design Standards
- Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations
- Streamlined Environmental Analyses
- Process Updates to Improve and Expedite Local Permitting
Contact Karalee Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW! Sacramento Region Public Sector Workforce Report
The public sector workforce report previewed at the IPPS Leadership Summit has been released! Read the full report for comprehensive information on public sector workforce needs in the Sacramento region. The research reveals that one in five jobs in the Sacramento region is in the public sector, offering an abundance of opportunities to leverage our impact to improve the workforce pipeline. The report presents several recommendations for addressing current and future challenges and provides a framework on how to address those recommendations.
For more information about how your agency can work towards creating a pathway to public sector careers, contact Randi Kay Stephens at email@example.com.
Local Jurisdictions Adaptation and Resiliency Planning: SB 379
ILG partner, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is conducting a mini-survey to learn about local adaptation and resiliency efforts. The results of this survey will help OPR understand how local jurisdictions are meeting SB 379, as well as their obstacles, questions, and innovative strategies. SB 379 requires every local government in California to incorporate climate into the Safety Element of their General Plan, or by reference in other plans.