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. 6.
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 be concurred in 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 on 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.
The League membership considers and takes action on resolutions that establish League policy. In order to vote at the Annual Business Meeting, your city council must designate a voting delegate. Your city may also appoint up to two alternate voting delegates, one of whom may vote in the event that the designated voting delegate is unable to serve in that capacity.
A letter, along with the Voting Delegate form
, asking for the designation of voting delegates and alternatives has been sent to all mayors, city managers, and city clerks. Additional information can be found on the League’s website
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. 6 by noon. All qualified petitioned resolutions are forwarded to the General Assembly for consideration, regardless of the action recommended by the GRC.
For more questions please contact Meg Desmond
at (916) 658-8224.