League Strategic Goals
How does the League determine the organization’s top issues?
Every year, the League’s members and leadership work together to set strategic priorities for the next 12 months. These goals focus our legislative and advocacy activities and serve as a powerful tool for advancing local control.
Meeting in joint session November 7–8, 2013 the officers and directors of the divisions, departments, diversity caucuses, policy committees and board of directors of the League of California Cities adopted the following strategic goals for 2014:
Provide New Options for Infrastructure Investment and Economic Development. Advocate for new tools, authority and funding to enable increased investment in state and local infrastructure and economic development to support expanded job growth and economic opportunity for all Californians.
Expand Reform of Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Policies to Better Contain Long-Term Costs. Build on recent pension reforms and urge the adoption of additional measures to contain and manage the long-term growth of pension and OPEB costs, ensure the sustainability of these employee benefits, and protect the capacity of cities to adequately fund vital public safety and other community services.
Build Effective Partnerships to Help Respond to Growing Community Needs. Build effective partnerships with state and local officials and other organizations to promote local authority and funding sufficient to meet growing community needs.
These strategic priorities are intended to encompass and supplement the resolutions adopted at the General Assembly at the League’s 2013 Annual Conference concerning the important needs of cities in the area of water infrastructure and improved implementation of AB 109 public safety realignment.