CDFA California Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017


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CDFA California Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017
February 15, 2017
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CDFA California Financing Roundtable Newsletter


CALinnovates Study Shows Benefits of Broadband Policy and Investments
The study, Consumer-Driven Competition in California Communications Market, written by economist David W. Sosa, finds rising levels of choice and declining prices in the broadband and wireless market as increasing numbers of consumers prefer advanced technologies over traditional home phone options.

CA State University to Sell $1.14B Revenue Bonds
The Trustees of the California State University System are issuing revenue bonds in the amount of $1.14 billion. The bonds will finance and refinance the acquisition, construction, improvement, and renovation of certain facilities, as well as partial refunding of previously issued revenue bonds.

CDFA Releases 2017 Policy Agenda
CDFA is proud to release its 2017 Policy Agenda. Our agenda outlines numerous recommendations to some of the nation's most difficult development finance issues, and we hope that Congress and the Administration will use our recommendations as a roadmap to improvements in these areas. To read The Bond Buyer's overview, click here.

Bill Introduced to Support Renewable Energy on Public Lands
The Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act, introduced in the US House, would streamline the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and establish a process for revenue sharing.

CA Rain Doesn't Dampen Enthusiasm for Drought Projects
Drought-inspired water and wastewater projects in California are moving forward despite record rainfall this year. The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank has recently approved plans for its second bond sale of more than $400 million for water quality projects in less than a year.

PG&E Submits $250M Proposal Expanding Support for Electric Vehicles
PG&E's proposal addresses three specific areas. These include expanding the electrification of fleet vehicles, building more fast-charging stations, and exploring new uses of electrification through five one-year projects.

Upcoming Events

Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
March 1 - 2, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
The Intro Bond Finance WebCourse provides an in-depth look at governmental and qualified private activity bonds, with a focus on industrial development bonds (IDBs), 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds, exempt facility bonds, and other special bond programs authorized by the federal government.

CDFA Spotlight

CDFA Online Brownfields Project Marketplace
February 23, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
CDFA is excited to offer the Brownfields Project Marketplace as an opportunity for communities to receive free technical assistance related to the redevelopment and financing of brownfield projects. Join us online on February 23, to consult with financing professionals and brownfield project experts who can help identify potential resources for your brownfield project.

California News

The Community Development Trust Announces $16M Afordable Housing Effort
PR Newswire | Feb. 7 | Community Development

Exploring How US Cities Have Successfully Assisted Entrepreneurs
Curbed | Feb. 7 | Access to Capital | Innovation Finance

CDFA Agenda Includes Pushing for Bond Bills, Supporting Tax Exemption
The Bond Buyer | Feb. 2 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Federal | Legislative | Member News

Travis Environmental Restoration Program Gets Greener Cleanup Certification
Military Spot | Feb. 1 | Brownfield Financing


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Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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