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Friday, May 10 Edition of

PublicCEO is publishing an “In Case You Missed It” edition today, highlighting some of the top stories from local government during the week now ending. We will return to regular publishing on Monday.

Cities Have the Authority to Ban Pot Shops
The State Supreme Court has decided that Proposition 215 does not prohibit cities and counties from banning marijuana storefronts from operating within their boundaries, upholding a zoning issue from the City of Riverside that shutdown the City’s pot shops. The ruling opens the door for other cities and counties to pass similar bans.
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Labor, charter cities clash over prevailing wage
Millions of public dollars and thousands of jobs are on the line, but the impact of the prevailing wage on municipal projects is more than the price tag.
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AB 109 Realignment: Smart Justice in California Counties
The state’s 2011 shift of criminal justice responsibility to counties under AB 109 has generated extensive commentary and analysis about how well it’s working. As it happens, “Smart Justice” is the theme for the National Association of Counties’ County Government Month, and counties are indeed working smarter to manage these new responsibilities.
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What Should CA Do With the $4.6B in Extra Tax Revenue?
The internet was humming last week with the news that the California economy has generated $4.6 billion more in state tax revenue than budget writers had anticipated.
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Novato Retail Analysis Estimates $169M in Sales Leakage, Foam Container Ban Adopted
In an ongoing effort to grow the local economy, achieve prosperity and opportunity for Novato residents, and increase revenues to fund essential City services, staff presented a retail market analysis to the City Council this evening. The results of the study will help the City develop strategies to strengthen and diversify business citywide and capture consumer dollars currently flowing out of Novato.
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Local Gov 2.0:
Social Networking Directory

Highlighted Feature!

The following is the start of PublicCEO’s new directory of California’s local government officials using social networking through Facebook or Twitter. Add yourself to our directory.
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Today’s Top Headlines

New runoff pollution rules too costly?


Hundreds of Honda Center Workers Receive Layoff Notice


San Jose, cops await ruling on raises


Google Airport Leads to CEQA Suit Against San Jose


ANA Dreamliner service returning to San Jose, adding daily Japan flights


Caltrans’ plan to rebuild the W/X freeway could back up traffic in Sacramento


Oakland burglaries barely investigated


New Oakland crime plan has a familiar ring


$42.6 million hidden in city fund through accounting error










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