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Legislative Action Day Preview

April 19, 2013
The League is gearing up for Legislative Action Day next Wednesday, April 24.
This annual event is an opportunity for city officials to join League staff in Sacramento to learn more about currently proposed legislation and advocate for their cities. The opening general session will cover current budget issues, the status of new economic development tools, updates on enterprise zones, pension reform implementation, land use, and public safety realignment.

Attendees are encouraged to schedule meetings with their legislators before the afternoon sessions and evening reception. Most of the activities will occur at the Sacramento Convention Center.
9–10 a.m.: Registration
10 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions, Room 202
  • Bill Bogaard, president, League of California Cities, mayor, Pasadena
  • Chris McKenzie, executive director, League of California Cities
Budget and Key Issues Briefing
  • Dan Carrigg, legislative director, League of California Cities
  • Michael Coleman, fiscal policy advisor, League of California Cities
  • League Legislative Advocates
10:30 a.m.: Special Legislative Briefing
  • Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael), vice chair, Assembly Local Government Committee
11:15 a.m.: Special Briefing on Enterprise Zones
  • Kirstin Kolpitcke, legislative representative, League of California Cities
  • Yolanda Benson, California Enterprise Zone Association
11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.: Lunch on your own and meetings in the Capitol
3–3:45 p.m.: Legislative Panel Discussion, Room 202
This will be a bipartisan discussion on efforts to promote job creation, economic development, and other issues. The panel of speakers is co-sponsored by the League’s Latino Caucus.
  • Moderator:  Jose Cisneros, first vice president, League of California Cities, treasurer, San Francisco
  • Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas)
  • Assembly Member Chris Holden (D-Pasadena)
  • Assembly Member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto)
5:30–7 p.m.: Legislative Reception, Sacramento Convention Center, West Lobby

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