League of California Cities

Los Angeles County

  • The Los Angeles County Division is made up of 86 cities within Los Angeles County and provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and share the advantages of cooperative advocacy.  

    It includes: 

    • More than 11 million people;
    • 4,500 square miles (one of the nation's largest counties); and
    • More than 550 elected officials.

    The Division is guided by an executive committee under the leadership of a Division president. Elected city officials and professional city staff attend meetings, trainings and events throughout the year to learn, share what they are doing and advocate for their interests in Sacramento.
    Division members also participate in the development of policy through representation on:
    • The League of California Cities' Board of Directors;
    • Policy Committees;
    • The Annual Conference Resolution Committee; and
    • The Annual Conference Program Committee.

    The Division also serves as the appointing authority for a number of Los Angeles County Boards,  Commissions and Task Forces including:
    • Commission on Alcohol & Other Drugs
    • Commssion on Local Governmental Services
    • Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee
    • Emergency Medical Services Commission
    • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority Technical Advisory Committee
    • Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force


    Agoura Hills
    Baldwin Park
    Bell Gardens
    Beverly Hills
    Culver City
    Diamond Bar
    El Monte
    El Segundo

    Hawaiian Gardens
    Hermosa Beach
    Hidden Hills
    Huntington Park
    La Canada Flintridge
    La Habra Heights
    La Mirada
    La Puente
    La Verne
    Long Beach
    Los Angeles
    Manhattan Beach
    Monterey Park
    Palos Verdes Estates

    Pico Rivera
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    Redondo Beach
    Rolling Hills
    Rolling Hills Estates
    San Dimas
    San Fernando
    San Gabriel
    San Marino
    Santa Clarita
    Santa Fe Springs
    Santa Monica
    Sierra Madre
    Signal Hill
    South El Monte
    South Gate
    South Pasadena
    Temple City
    West Covina
    West Hollywood
    Westlake Village


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    2020 Division Strategic Priorities

    The Division's Board of Directors meet every fall to review the previous year’s accomplishments and adopt strategic goals for the following year. The Board of Directors adopted the following goals for 2020:
    • Influence legislation and policies to address homelessness, the housing shortage and housing affordability, while preserving local control.
    • Secure financial and other resources to ensure resiliency, preparation and recovery from natural and man-made disasters, and the effects of climate change.
    • Enhance public safety by supporting legislation, policies and additional funding for criminal justice reform efforts, including the mitigation of impacts of AB 109, Proposition 47, Proposition 57 and other criminal justice laws.
    • Support policies to correct the increasing imbalance between state and local revenues and expenses, address the inequities imposed by unfunded state mandates, and initiate  discussion to diversify the tax structure to reflect today’s digital and service economy.


    2020-2021 Division Officers & Board of Directors

    President: Blanca Pacheco, Mayor Pro Tem, Downey
    Vice President: James Bozajian, Mayor, Calabasas
    Secretary/Treasurer: Andrew Chou, Council Member, Diamond Bar
    Division Director: Ana Maria Quintana, Council Member, Bell
    Past President: Jess Talamantes, Council Member, Burbank
    Regional Director–Arroyo Verdugo JPA: Diana Mahmud, Mayor, South Pasadena
    Regional Director–Gateway Cities COG: Steve Croft, Council Member, Lakewood
    Regional Director–Las Virgenes-Malibu COG: Karen Farrer, Council Member, Malibu
    Regional DirectorSan Fernando Valley COG: Marsha McLean, Council Member, Santa Clarita
    Regional Director–San Gabriel Valley COG: Margaret Clark, Council Member, Rosemead
    Regional Director–South Bay Cities COG: Bea Dieringer, Mayor Pro Tem, Rolling Hills
    Regional Director–Westside Cities COG: Sue Himmelrich, Mayor, Santa Monica
    Regional Director–City of Los Angeles: John Wickham, Chief Legislative Analyst, Los Angeles

    Thank You to Our 2020-2021 Division Sponsors

                                                            Transtech Engineers, Inc. | LinkedIn

    Thank You to Our 2020 CITIPAC Sponsors

  • State Senate

    Senator Ben Allen (SD26)
    2512 Artesia Blvd., Suite 320, Redondo Beach, CA 90278; (310) 318-6994


    Senator Bob Archuleta (SD32)
    17315 Studebaker Road, Suite 332, Cerritos, CA 90703; (562) 860-3202

    Senator Steven Bradford (SD35)
    222 West 6th Street, Suite 320, San Pedro, CA 90731; (310) 514-8573


    Senator Maria Elena Durazo (SD24)
    1808 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; (213) 483-9300

    Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (SD33)
    3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 107, Long Beach, CA 90807; (562) 256-7921
    6550 Miles Avenue, Room 214, Huntington Park, CA 90255; (323) 277-4560

    Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (SD18)
    6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 400, Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 901-5588

    Senator Connie M. Leyva (SD20)
    11780 Central Avenue, Suite 205, Chino, CA 91710; (909) 591-7016
    464 West 4th Street, Suite 454B, San Bernardino, CA 92401; (909) 888-5360

    Senator Josh Newman (SD29)
    1800 East Lambert Road, Suite 150, Brea, CA 92821; (714) 671-9474

    Senator Anthony Portantino (SD25)
    1000 North Central Avenue, Suite 240, Glendale, CA 91202; (818) 409-0400
    201 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773; (909) 599-7351

    Senator Susan Rubio (SD22)
    100 South Vincent Avenue, Suite 401, West Covina, CA 91790; (626) 430-2499

    Senator Henry Stern (SD27)
    5016 North Parkway Calabasas, Suite 222, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 876-3352

    Senator Scott Wilk (SD21)

    848 West Lancaster Blvd., Suite 101, Lancaster, CA 93534; (661) 729-6232
    14343 Civic Drive, First Floor, Victorville, CA 92392; (760) 843-8414
    23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 250, Santa Clarita, CA 91355; (661) 286-1471


    VACANT (SD30)
    700 State Drive, Suite 113, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 745-6656


    State Assembly

    Assembly Member Richard Bloom (AD50)
    2800 28th Street, Suite 150, Santa Monica, CA 90405; (310) 450-0041

    Assembly Member Autumn R. Burke (AD62)
    One Manchester Blvd., Suite 601, Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 412-6400

    Assembly Member Lisa Calderon (AD57)
    13181 Crossroads Parkway, Suite 160, City of Industry, CA 91746; (562) 692-5858

    Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo (AD51)
    1910 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90026; (213) 483-5151

    Assembly Member Ed Chau (AD49)
    1255 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 306, Monterery Park, CA 91754; (323) 264-4949 

    Assembly Member Phillip Chen (AD55)
    3 Point Drive, Suite 313, Brea, CA 92821; (714) 529-5502

    Assembly Member Laura Friedman (AD43)
    300 East Magnolia Blvd., Suite 504, Burbank, CA 91502; (818) 558-3043


    Assembly Member Jesse Gabriel (AD45)
    6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 306, Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 904-3840

    Assembly Member Cristina Garcia (AD58)
    8255 Firestone Blvd., Suite 203, Downey, CA 90241; (562) 861-5803

    Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson (AD64)
    879 West 190th Street, Suite 920, Gardena, CA 90248; (310) 324-6408

    Assembly Member Chris Holden (AD41)
    600 Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117, Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 351-1917
    415 West Foothill Blvd., Suite 124, Claremont, CA 91711; (909) 624-7876

    Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (AD44)
    2301 East Daily Drive, Suite 200, Camarillo, CA 93010; (805) 482-1904
    230 West 7th Street, Oxnard, CA 93030; (805) 483-4488

    Assembly Member Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer (AD59)
    700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 744-2111

    Assembly Member Sydney Kamlager-Dove (AD54)
    3847 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008; (323) 291-5441

    Assembly Member Tom Lackey (AD36)
    41319 12th Street West, Suite 105, Palmdale, CA 93551; (661) 267-7636

    Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (AD66)
    23211 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200A, Torrance, CA 90505; (310) 375-0691

    Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian (AD46)
    6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 300, Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 376-4246

    Assembly Member Patrick O'Donnell (AD70)
    110 Pine Avenue, Suite 804, Long Beach, CA 90802; (562) 495-2915
    461 West 6th Street, Suite 209; San Pedro, CA 90731; (310) 548-6420

    Assembly Member Anthony Rendon (AD63)
    12132 South Garfield Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280; (562) 529-3250

    Assembly Member Luz Rivas (AD39)
    9300 Laurel Canyon Blvd., First Floor, Arleta, CA 91331; (818) 504-3911

    Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez (AD52)
    13160 7th Street, Chino, CA 91710; (909) 902-9606

    Assembly Member Blanca E. Rubio (AD48)
    100 North Barranca Street, Suite 895, West Covina, CA 91791; (626) 960-4457

    Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (AD53)
    320 West 4th Street, Room 1050, Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 620-4646


    Assembly Member Suzette Martinez Valladres (AD38)
    27441 Tourney Road, Suite 160, Valencia, CA 91355; (661) 286-1565

  • November 2020 Ballot Measures

    County Measure J - Community Investment and Alternatives to Incarceration Minimum County Budget Allocation
    Division Position: OPPOSE STATEMENT

    Proposition 20 - Restricts Parole for Certain Offenses Currently Considered to be Nonviolent. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated as only misdemeanors.

    Division Position: SUPPORT




    HR 6467 (Neguse) Coronoavirus Community Relief Act. Provides $250 billion in direct aid to local governments with a population of less than 500,000 as they face mounting challenges related to the global COVID-19 pandemic.


    Request for state action to set aside CARES Act funding for cities with populations under 500,000; establish a city revenue stablization fund for direct aid to all cities; create a financing vehicle that all cities can access to support immediate cash flow needs.

    2020-21 Division Bill List

    as of 9/1/20

    AB 953 (Ting) Land Use: Accessory Dwelling Units (as amended 4/23/19)
    Permits an application to build an ADU or a junior accessory dwelling unit to be approved if the local agency has not acted upon the completed application within 60 days. The bill also expands those provisions to charter cities.
    Division Position: OPPOSE
    Status: DEAD
    AB 1080 (Gonzalez) California Circular Economy & Plastic Pollution Act
    AB 1080 & SB 54 are identical bills that enact the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act, which would impose a comprehensive regulatory scheme on producers, retailers, and wholesalers of single-use packaging, as defined, and priority single-use products, as defined, to be administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. As part of that regulatory scheme, the bill would require the department, before January 1, 2024, to adopt regulations that require producers, as defined, (1) to source reduce, to the maximum extent feasible, single-use packaging and priority single-use products, and (2) to ensure that all single-use packaging and priority single-use products that are manufactured on or after January 1, 2030, and that are offered for sale, sold, distributed, or imported in or into California are recyclable or compostable.     
    Division Position: SUPPORT   
    Status: DEAD 
    AB 1279 (Bloom) High Opportunity Areas (as amended 4/24/2020)   
    Mandates that jurisdictions with "high opportunity areas" ministerially approve multifamily housing projects with heights up to 55 feet and density of up to 120 units without environmental review or consistency with locally adopted zoning standards and state certified housing plans.
    Division Position: OPPOSE
    Status: DEAD
    AB 1672 (Bloom) Solid Waste Flushable (as amended 4/23/19)
    Requires manufacturers of non-flushable wet wipe products to use the label "Do Not Flush," in accordance with existing voluntary industry labeling standards, and requires wet wipe products labeled as "flushable" or "sewer and septic safe" to meet specified performance metrics for dispersability in the sewer system. The bill also allows civil penalties of up to $2,500 for each violation.  
    Division Position: SUPPORT
    Status: DEAD
    AB 2122 (Rubio) Unlawful Cannabis Activity Enforcement
    Allows local government agencies to impose a civil penalty on persons aiding and abetting unlicensed commercial cannabis activity of up $30,000 for each violation.
    Division Position: Support
    Status: DEAD
    SB 54 (Allen) California Circular Economy & Plastic Pollution Act 
    AB 1080 & SB 54 are identical bills that enact the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act, which would impose a comprehensive regulatory scheme on producers, retailers, and wholesalers of single-use packaging, as defined, and priority single-use products, as defined, to be administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. As part of that regulatory scheme, the bill would require the department, before January 1, 2024, to adopt regulations that require producers, as defined, (1) to source reduce, to the maximum extent feasible, single-use packaging and priority single-use products, and (2) to ensure that all single-use packaging and priority single-use products that are manufactured on or after January 1, 2030, and that are offered for sale, sold, distributed, or imported in or into California are recyclable or compostable.
    Division Position: SUPPORT
    Status: DEAD
    SB 266 (Leyva): Public Employees' Retirement System: Disallowed Compensation 
    Requires a public agency to pay directly from its General Fund any shortfall of a benefit should CalPERS determine that a retiree or their beneficiary has received disallowed compensation.  Additionally, the measure would permit the retiree to determine if they would like to receive one lump sum of the projected amortized amount of the benefit or force the agency to pay a monthly annuity from its general fund.
    Division Position: OPPOSE
    Location: DEAD    
    SB 795 (Beall/Portantino/McGuire) Building Affordable and Inclusive Communities
    Would commit up to $2 billion in ongoing state funding for local governments to collaborate on state-approved redevelopment plans, which would be funded by reducing their contributions to local Education Revenue Augmentation Funds (ERAFs). Funding can be used for the following five purposes: (1) affordable housing, (2) transit-oriented development, (3) infill development, (4) revitalizing and restoring neighborhoods, and (5) planning for projects that mitigate the effects of climate change. The bill will ensure schools are held harmless to meet the Prop 98 guarantee.
    Division Position: SUPPORT
    Status: DEAD
    SB 899 (Wiener) Planning and Zoning. Housing Development 
    Higher Education Institutions and Religious Institutions (as amended 7/27/2020). Requires local jurisdictions to approve, by right, specified housing developments on land owned by a religious institution or nonprofit college regardless of the existing locally adopted zoning standards. The bill would disregard a city's general plan and state certified housing element and allow a religious institution or a nonprofit college to build housing on land they own even if the height and density conflicts with locally adopted planning and zoning standards.
    Division Position: OPPOSE
    Status: DEAD
    SB 1120 (Atkins) Subdivisions: tentative maps (as amended 6/18/20)
    As part of the Senate's Housing Production Package, this measure would require a local government to ministerally approve a housing development containing two residential units (duplex) in single-family zones. Additionally, this measure would require local governments to ministerally approve urban lot split.
    Division Position: No Position 
    Status: DEAD
    SB 1299 (Portantino) Housing development: incentives: rezoning of idle retail sites (as amended 4/1/10) 
     SB 1299 enables cities that rezone, build, and certify new occupancy of idle big box retail sites or commercial shopping centers into workforce multi-family housing to receive the average of the annual amount of sales tax revenue generated by that site for the last seven (7) years. The program would be administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development and requires annual appropriation by the legislature.
    Division Position: SUPPORT
    Status: DEAD
    SB 1385 (Caballero) Local planning: housing: commercial zones (as amended 6/18/20)
    As part of the Senate's Housing Production Package, this measure would create the Neighborhood Homes Act, which establishes a housing development project as an authorized use on a neighborhood lot, defined as a lot zoned for office or retail commercial use under a local agency's zoning code or general plan.
    Division Position: Support if amended to include a funding source to replace loss of sales tax revenue and support increased housing and infrastructure.
    Status: DEAD


    Los Angeles County Issues

    Support for County Participation in the City of La Verne EIFD, La Verne Crossings


    Los Angeles County Division - Scorecard

    The Division established its Legislative Scorecard in 2011 to communicate information to local elected officials about legislative votes with specific impacts to local government. The Scorecard is a means for city officials to assess Los Angeles-area legislators towards key local government issues including local control, local revenue and municipal public policy.


    2017-2018 Scorecard


  • Upcoming Events

    The Los Angeles County Division holds general membership meetings at various times throughout the year. All General Membership meetings begin with a reception at 6 PM, followed by the meeting (unless otherwise noted).

    Additional Division events include: The Countywide City Managers Meeting, the Annual Installation Ceremony & Dinner, a Division meeting at the Annual Conference, and the All Cities Holiday Reception.

    Additional trainings and briefings are held as needed.


    Upcoming Meetings and Events:


    February 25, 2021: Effective Communication in a Virtual World - Featuring Brandon Stephenson, Cerrell Associates & Jill Oviatt, League of California Cities
    Program: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Virtual Meeting


    March 4, 2021: General Membership Meeting
    Program Speaker TBD

    Program: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Virtual Meeting


    2021 Events - Resources

    January 7, 2021: General Membership Meeting - Featuring Mike Madrid, Lincoln Project Co-Founder & Grassroots Lab Partner
    Video File


    2020 Events - Resources


    October 13, 2020: All Cities Los Angeles County District Attorney's Forum
    Video File     

    October 7, 2020: General Membership Meeting during Annual Conference & Expo - Featuring Paul Mitchell, Redistricting Partners Owner & Political Data, Inc. Vice President
    Video File


    June 18, 2020: New Mayors & Council Members Governance Workshop Webinar
    Open Government Laws & Ethics - Scott Campbell
    Video File

    June 11, 2020: New Mayors & Council Members Governance Workshop Webinar
    Financial Responsibilities & City Revenues - Pat West & Ron Bates
    Video File

    June 4, 2020: New Mayors & Council Members Governance Workshop Webinar
    Roles & Responsibilities of Mayors & Council Members - Ron Bates & Pat West
    Video File

    Februrary 13, 2020: Media & Communications Training

    Message Development & Media Refresher Training - Eric Rose

    January 20, 2020: General Membership Meeting
    Los Angeles County Fire Department, Measure FD - Deputy Chief Jon O'Brien


    2019 Events - Resources

    October 16, 2019: Lunch during Annual Conference
    Resident Ratings of Services & Characteristics - Dr. Fernando Guerra

    June 6, 2019: New Mayors & Council Members Governance Workshop
    Roles and Responsibilities of Council Members - AJ Wilson
    Financial Responsibilities and City Revenues - Lea Eriksen and Grace Yoon
    Open Government Laws and Ethics - Raúl Salinas

    May 15, 2019: Countywide City Managers Meeting
    ICMA Update
    CalPERS Perspective: Focus on the Future - Michael Cohen
    Working Together to Achieve Housing for All - Ben Metcalf
    Woolsey Fire: Cooperation, Communication and Community Action - Reva Feldman & Daryl Osby

    March 7, 2019: General Membership Meeting
    California Department of Conservation - David Bunn & Sarah Rubin

    February 21, 2019: Ballot Measure Training Academy
    Basics of Voter Opinion Research on Public Finance Measures - Richard Bernard, Ph.D., FM3
    Public Information Campaign & Educating the Community - Brandon Stephenson, Cerrell & Associates

    January 3, 2019: General Membership Meeting
    Elections: Today, Tomorrow & Beyond - Dean C. Logan

  • This section will be updated regularly to include documents and resources related to the issue of stormwater and urban runoff.

    Stormwater 101 - Whats an MS4 - Why Should I Care? San Gabriel Valley Councils of Government. Spring 2016

    Stormwater 101 - History of the Clean Water Act Presented by Oliver Chi, Monrovia City Manager, for the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus. March 22, 2016

    Stormwater: The Orphaned Utility by Ken Farfsing, July 2015 Western City Magazine

    Stormwater Funding Options in Los Angeles County - Next Steps, January 21, 2015

    Stormwater Funding Options Report - Providing Sustainable Water Quality Funding in Los Angeles County, May 21, 2014

    U.S. Conference of Mayors - Public Water Cost Per Household: Assessing Financial Impacts of EPA Affordability Criteria in California Cities, November 2014
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