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2015 Legislative Year in Review

2015 Legislative Year in Review

Significant positive developments for the League included the adoption of a new economic development tool for lower-income communities and the passage of a medical marijuana regulatory bill package.

January 2016
California Cities Prepare for Implementation of Medical Marijuana Legislation

California Cities Prepare for Implementation of Medical Marijuana Legislation

California finally has a strong regulatory framework that upholds local control, protects public safety and enhances patient safety. League staff and legal counsel are participating in informational briefings to help cities prepare for the new law.

December 2015
Brea and Fullerton Merge Fire Command to Maximize Resources

Brea and Fullerton Merge Fire Command to Maximize Resources

The consolidation occurred without layoffs, demotions or loss of pay to the affected employees and provided immediate financial relief for both cities.

November 2015
Menlo Park Builds Relationships for Safer Neighborhoods

Menlo Park Builds Relationships for Safer Neighborhoods

The city is the first in the nation to have a full-time police officer position funded by a private company.

October 2015
Restorative Peace Building Initiative Succeeds in Reedley

Restorative Peace Building Initiative Succeeds in Reedley

Mediators work with crime victims and offenders to help resolve conflict and make amends.

October 2015

Hoarding’s Hazards: Fremont’s New Approach Improves Safety

Hoarding is a costly problem for cities to tackle, often taking hours of staff time and costing thousands of dollars.

October 2015
Preparing Your Community for Fire Danger

Preparing Your Community for Fire Danger

The combination of drought, higher temperatures and abundant dry vegetation means that California’s fire season is now a year-round phenomenon.

October 2015
West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the city, school district and multiple agencies.

October 2015
Leveraging the Power of Social Media When Disaster Strikes

Leveraging the Power of Social Media When Disaster Strikes

Emergencies offer an opportunity to connect with residents.

June 2015
New Law Strengthens Local Regulation of Massage Businesses

New Law Strengthens Local Regulation of Massage Businesses

New legislation returned to California cities and counties the authority to adopt ordinances regarding the massage therapy industry through a combination of land-use and business regulations.

March 2015