The League typically selects one or more members of the Legislature annually to recognize their efforts that strengthen local control. The award is often presented during the League’s annual conference or at another League event. Honorees are later featured in Western City magazine.
In 2014, Senator Lou Correa was in appreciation for his long-term support for local control and his diligent hard work on behalf of cities. This year the Senator authored SB 1262, a measure that would have created the first statewide regulatory structure for medical marijuana dispensaries. The cities of California remain grateful for his efforts to advocate for regulations that would have retained local governments’ authority to include or ban dispensaries from their jurisdictions.