Author Archives: Shannon Mahoney

SEC Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative: A Call to All Municipal Issuers

April 15, 2014

April 28, 2014 from 10 AM – 11 AM Pacific
Cost: Complimentary

On March 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a new cooperative enforcement initiative designed to encourage any issuers and underwriters of municipal securities to self-report certain violations of the federal securities laws. Continue reading

Center for Cities and Schools 2014 National Summit

April 9, 2014

Y-PLAN: A Tool to Engage Young People in Re-Imagining and Transforming Cities, on Sunday, May 18, and Monday, May 19, in Washington, DC.

This exciting event will bring together leading Y-PLAN educators, student scholars, civic and community leaders and policy-makers joined by the belief that young people’s participation in city planning and policy making is imperative to the future health and sustainability of our nation’s cities and schools. In 2013, over 1,500 young people and hundreds of Continue reading

LEAs struggle to fulfill new facilities mandates

April 9, 2014

The following article appeared in the April 7 Cabinet Report and quotes Ian Padilla.

April 07, 2014

LEAs struggle to fulfill new facilities mandates

by Kimberly Beltran

(Calif.) With the upkeep of school buildings traditionally a key focus of state financing, districts across California are struggling under the new funding formula not only with finding money for needed repairs but also with meeting a maintenance standard that is not clearly defined. Continue reading

California Conservation Corp and Proposition 39

April 8, 2014

There have been approximately 16 Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plans (EEP) submitted to the California Energy Commission, with four approved EEPs sent on to the California Department of Education for funding.  Contacting the California Conservation Corp. (CCC) is one way to begin the process for your district. The CCC provides services to school districts in phases: Continue reading

SAB Approves $372.2 Million in Priority Funding Apportionments

April 7, 2014

Today the State Allocation Board (SAB) unanimously approved $372.2 million in Priority Funding apportionments for 105 projects in 43 school districts.  The SAB was able to provide funds for all projects that chose to participate in the current Priority Funding filing round.  Requests were submitted for 105 of 170 eligible projects on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans), representing a 62% participation rate.

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C.A.S.H. Monthly Meeting Minutes, Wednesday, March 26, 2014

April 1, 2014

A webcast of the entire General Membership Meeting will be available on the C.A.S.H. website. 

C.A.S.H. Chair, Joe Dixon, called the meeting to order at 11:05 a.m.  New members and guests were welcomed and introduced.

Joe welcomed attendees that were joining the group on the web and thanked this month’s webcast sponsor, Colbi Technologies, Inc.  Joe encouraged those interested in sponsoring the monthly meeting webcast to visit the C.A.S.H. website. Continue reading

We Need Your Help – Please Urge the Governor to Support a School Bond

March 28, 2014

We are at a critical point in our advocacy for a 2014 statewide school bond, and we need your help to urge the Governor to support this effort.

We are requesting that each of our members, including both school districts and their business partners, draft a letter to the Governor encouraging him to support a school bond on the November ballot.  We hope a groundswell of communications will convince the Governor of the significant need for an ongoing State-local partnership for the provision of school facilities. Continue reading