For Immediate Release
January 30, 2013
Public Communications Manager
These committees are integral to the League’s policy-making process, and help set the direction and goals in a number of critical areas for the League’s activities on behalf of its member cities. “The League is an important voice for Redwood City in Sacramento,” said Council member Barbara Pierce. “Serving on these committees gives us the opportunity to weigh-in on issues that will affect our budgets and shape future policies. We review legislation and provide local input, giving us an influence on the state’s decisions that may have a significant impact on the City during the year.”
The League committees evaluate proposed legislation as it relates to existing policy, as well as make recommendations for legislation where the League currently does not have policy. Redwood City’s participation brings the City right to the table of the League’s policy discussions, and ensures that local concerns, interests, and ideas are included in the dialog.
“These meetings are the best way for individual cities to have their voices heard by the League and translated into direct advocacy efforts.” said League Executive Director Chris McKenzie.
The League’s policy-making process allows the issues facing California cities to be debated and the organization’s policy directions to be established. Close to 400 city officials serve on the League’s policy committees and add their collective expertise, wisdom and opinions to the policy debate that is the foundation of League policy. The recommendations from the policy committee are forwarded to the League board of directors. The League’s policy committees will meet again on April 4-5 in Pasadena, June 13-14 in Sacramento, and during the League’s annual conference in Sacramento as needed. The League’s website is http://w.cacities.org.
Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.