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New Mayors and Council Members Academy, Legislative Reception and League Policy Committee Meetings to be Held Next Week

February 15, 2012
Next week hundreds of city officials will converge in Sacramento for the New Mayors and Council Members Academy on Jan. 18-20, the League Legislative Reception on Jan. 18, and the League's regularly scheduled Policy Committee meetings on Jan 19-20.

New Mayors and Council Members Academy and Legislative Reception

Newly elected and veteran city officials from across the state attending the New Mayors and Council Members Academy will learn about the duties and responsibilities of their office and have the chance to network with their peers.

As part of the academy, attendees are invited to join League staff, legislators, state officials, League Partners and other association representatives at the League's Legislative Reception on Jan. 18 from 6 - 7:15 p.m. Policy Committee members are also invited to attend the reception and should RSVP to Emily Cole.

Policy Committee Meetings

The League's policy-making process depends on the engagement of our city officials. Policy committee members discuss and debate the major issues facing California cities and shape organizational policies to address those issues.

Each year, close to 400 city officials serve on the League's policy committees which meet up to four times annually, typically in January, April, June and September. Meetings alternate between Northern and Southern California with half the committees meeting on a Thursday, and the other half meeting on a Friday.

Prior to scheduled meetings on both Thursday and Friday, a main briefing will take place on the recent redevelopment ruling, Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed FY 2012-13 budget and emerging federal issues. The main briefing will begin at 10 a.m. at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Policy Committee Schedule

Unless noted committee meeting will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center at 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Thursday, Jan. 19 meetings

  • Administrative Services*
  • Environmental Quality
  • Revenue and Taxation
  • Transportation, Communications and Public Works

Friday, Jan. 20 meetings

  • Community Services*
  • Employee Relations
  • Housing, Community & Economic Development
  • Public Safety

*These policy committees meet at the League's office at 1400 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

For questions regarding Policy Committees please contact Meg Desmond.

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