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May 18

Response to COVID-19

California’s urban counties – representing more than 80 percent of the state’s population – provide critical public services in communities across the state. Most importantly, urban counties care for those …

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May 24

Special Legislative Update

May Revision Proposals; Housing Production Package; Public Safety Bills and other updates provided in the link below.

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News and Press Releases

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  • May 13

    Industry Guidance for Counties

    Governor Newsom announced new guidance for industries allowed to open statewide with modifications and some new guidance only for counties.

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  • February 24

    HCD Struggles to Keep Up with Workload

    State staffing challenges cause delays in carrying out homeless and housing programs.

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  • February 19

    Governor’s State of the State Address: Annotated

    The team at CalMatters annotates the Governor’s State of the State address.

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  • February 19

    Analysis: Newsom “Owns” Homelessness

    CalMatters’ analysis of Governor Newsom’s State of the State address focused on homelessness.

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  • February 10

    SB 50 is Dead: Now What?

    With the defeat of the SB 50, a controversial measure to reform local zoning practices, what will the Legislature and Governor do to address the state’s housing shortage?

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  • January 29

    UCC MFAR Letter

    UCC commented on the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR), which would severely impact California’s Medi-Cal program.

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Member Communications

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  • May 18

    Special Legislative Update

    Governor and CDPH Announce Changes to Regional Variance Criteria; LAO Suggests Legislature Guard Its Authority in Budgeting, and other updates provided in the link below.

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  • May 15

    Special Legislative Update

    Calculating the Estimated Revenue Drop in 2011 Realignment; Health-related bills of note; Change to publication schedule and other updates provided in the link below.

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  • May 15

    Governor’s May Revision Summary 2020-21

    Attached please find the summary of the Governor’s 2020-21 May Revision, which was released on May 14, 2020. We will keep you apprised in the next few weeks as the …

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