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Annual Conference Resolutions Due by Aug. 1

League General Assembly will be Held Oct. 2

June 25, 2015
Policy development is a key part of the League's legislative effectiveness.
 
The League’s Annual Conference Resolutions process is one way that city officials can directly participate in the development of League policy. The deadline to submit resolutions is fast approaching on Aug. 1.  

Resolution Submission Process
 
Any elected or appointed city official, individual city, division, department, policy committee, or the board of directors may submit a resolution for consideration at the conference. Resolutions must be submitted to the League's Sacramento office no later than 60 days prior to the opening of the conference. Resolutions should focus on direct municipal issues of statewide importance.
 
Resolutions submitted to the General Assembly must provide written documentation of concurrence by five cities or by city officials from at least five or more cities. This may be in the form of a letter from the city or the city official in support. For concurrence by a city official, the official’s city and office held must be included in the letter. All concurrences must be submitted at the time the resolution is submitted by midnight, Aug. 1.
 
Consideration at Annual Conference
 
The League President refers resolutions to the League policy committees for review and recommendation at the conference. Resolutions are next considered by the General Resolutions Committee (GRC), which consists of representatives from each division, department, policy committee and individuals appointed by the League President. Resolutions approved by the policy committee and/or GRC are next considered by General Assembly. Resolutions disapproved or referred by both the policy committee and GRC will not proceed to the General Assembly. Resolutions approved by the General Assembly become League policy. Other action on resolutions can be: referred back to a policy committee; amended; disapproved; or, no action.
 
Late-Breaking Issues
 
Resolutions to address late-breaking issues may be introduced by petition at the Annual Conference. To qualify, a petitioned resolution must be signed by 10 percent of the voting delegates and submitted at least 24 hours before the beginning of the Concluding General Assembly. The deadline is Oct. 1 by noon. All qualified petitioned resolutions are forwarded to the General Assembly for consideration, regardless of the action recommended by the GRC.
 
Dates and Deadlines
 
Saturday, Aug. 1, midnight: Deadline for submitting resolutions to the League office by regular mail, email or fax to:
 
Meg Desmond
League of California Cities
1400 K Street, Fourth Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 658-8224.
 
Mid-August: Resolutions distributed to city officials and posted on the League website.
 
At Annual Conference
 
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 9-10:30 a.m. (Thursday committees); 10:30 a.m. - noon (Friday committees) Policy committees meet to review resolutions and make recommendations to the GRC on resolutions assigned to each committee.
 
Thursday, Oct. 1, noon: Deadline to submit signatures to qualify a petitioned resolution.
 
Thursday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m.: General Resolutions Committee meets to consider and make recommendations on resolutions.
 
Friday, Oct. 2, noon: Consideration of resolutions by cities in the General Assembly at the Annual Business Meeting. (Voting Delegates must register for the conference and must stay until conclusion of voting. They may register for Friday only.)
 
Questions
 
For more information, please visit the League website or contact Meg Desmond at (916) 658-8224.


 
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