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The California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission has planned a series of public finance educational opportunities for public officials aimed at improving transparency in the municipal markets.

Seminar - Tools and Strategies for Today’s Public Investment Portfolio Manager
March 12-13, 2014 | Hilton Concord, Concord, CA

This seminar provides public agency investment officers and other public officials with an introduction to the concepts, tools, and strategies necessary to manage and oversee public investment portfolios. Panelists will address the components of portfolio management, including establishing policy objectives, managing cash flow, understanding permitted investments, assessing and mitigating risk, and structuring portfolios.

Seminar - Municipal Market Disclosure: Current Topics and Practices
March 18-19, 2014 | Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, Pomona, CA

Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Accounting Office noted in their evaluation of the municipal market the need to improve market transparency through better disclosure. Efforts to do so, however, have stirred as much controversy as they have resulted in improved practices. This one and a half day program is devoted to a discussion of where we are and how much further we have to go. Day One of this seminar will focus on the current rules and proposed reform initiatives for primary and secondary disclosure practices by public agencies. Day Two will focus on recommended disclosure practices for direct loans and general obligation debt.

Seminar - Fundamentals of Land-Secured Financing
April 25, 2014 | San Diego, CA
Registration and Details Coming Soon

This one-day workshop is specifically designed for local government officials and their interested staff on Mello-Roos bonds and assessment district financing. Community Facilities District Financing (CFDs) remain a statewide financing tool. Speakers will highlight discussions of the basic structures, formation considerations, process and implementation of land-based financing techniques.

To register and for more information visit www.treasurer.ca.gov/cdiac/seminars.asp

The U.S. Census Bureau and the California State Data Center would like to invite you and other interested persons from your jurisdiction to attend a workshop on the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program. The LUCA program provides state, local and tribal governments a once-in-a-decade opportunity to review and update the Census Bureau’s address list and related maps.  A complete and accurate Census address list is vital for a successful 2020 Census and your participation in the LUCA program can help to ensure that every Californian is counted. 

We encourage you to attend the Los Angeles-area workshop, hosted by SCAG at the agency's main office in downtown Los Angeles, to learn more about the LUCA program and how it will benefit your community.  The workshop will provide you an overview of the program, including program goals, participation methods and security guidelines.  We also plan to schedule webinars for those who cannot travel to any of the workshops.  More information about the webinars will be coming soon.

To register for the workshops, please go to https://2020luca.eventbrite.com, click the green “register” button and select workshop that you would like to attend. Details about the SCAG-hosted workshop follow:

June 5, 1:30pm - 3pm
(Webinar option available)
Southern California Assn. of Governments (SCAG)
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

For more information about LUCA, please refer to the websites: http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/2020_Census/index.html and  https://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html

For questions regarding LUCA, please contact the U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles Regional Office Geography Department at (818) 267-1724.  For questions about workshop registration, please call (916) 323-4086 and ask to speak with a California State Data Center staff member.

 

Transportation and policy leaders from Southern California and across the United State are in Washington, D.C. for national infrastructure week to encourage greater federal funding for freight infrastructure and much-needed improvements to the country's goods movement network.

Representatives from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) are joining members of the Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) in urging members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Transportation to make freight investment an urgent national priority.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will re-launch its highly successful Go Human advertising campaign next month to encourage drivers to slow down and look for people walking and biking.

Working with County Transportation Commissions and County Health Departments across the region, SCAG has secured advertising space on billboards, transit and bus shelters and digital signage – all located in areas prone to collisions. The campaign also will feature radio spots, and will run during the months of May and June.

The May re-launch coincides with National Bike Month, and is part of Go Human’s broader public awareness efforts to promote traffic safety and encourage people to walk and bike more.

Financial support for the upcoming advertising campaign is being provided by a grant from the California Office Traffic Safety. Additional information on SCAG’s Go Human campaign is available at gohumansocal.org.

Keywords : active transportation
Posted April 07, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday Webinar: Demographics Data for Public Health Planning

Toolbox Tuesdays provides a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues.

This webinar will provide an overview of new, free online tools for integrating public health data into planning and policy, particularly assessing chronic disease at the neighborhood level; designing for safety to maximize increasing the rate of physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease; successful strategies for communicating with non-health professionals on the project team about the determinants of health; and evaluating design options.

To RSVP and receive webinar log-in information, please contact India Brookover at Brookover@scag.ca.gov

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