Last week, March 30–31, Maggie W. Stern attended the League of California Cities’ second policy committee meetings of 2017. Stern serves as a member on the Public Safety, which is integral to the League’s policy-making process.
"My city clients benefit from my participation in the League’s policy committees because it enables me to track and weight in on issues that will affect my public safety clients' budgets and shape their future policies.” said Stern.
“These meetings are a great way for city officials to learn about legislative proposals affecting cities and offers an opportunity for individual cities to have their voices heard by the League and translated into direct advocacy efforts.” said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.
There are seven standing League policy committees including: Community Services; Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations; Environmental Quality; Housing, Community and Economic Development; Public Safety; Revenue and Taxation; and Transportation, Communications, and Public Works. These committees evaluate proposed legislation as it relates to existing policy and make recommendations for legislation where the League currently does not have policy.
The League's policy-making process allows city officials to debate the issues facing California 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-making process. The recommendations from the policy committee are forwarded to the League board of directors.
The League’s policy committees will meet June 8-9 in Sacramento and in September during the League’s annual conference in Sacramento as needed.
For more information on the League’s policy development process please visit its website at www.cacities.org/polcomm.
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