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 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

    FACT SHEET/OVERVIEW
     

    Agoura Hills
    Alhambra
    Arcadia
    Artesia
    Avalon
    Azusa
    Baldwin Park
    Bell
    Bell Gardens
    Bellflower
    Beverly Hills
    Bradbury
    Burbank
    Calabasas
    Carson
    Cerritos
    Claremont
    Commerce
    Compton
    Covina
    Cudahy
    Culver City
    Diamond Bar
    Downey
    Duarte
    El Monte
    El Segundo
    Gardena
    Glendale

    Glendora
    Hawaiian Gardens
    Hawthorne
    Hermosa Beach
    Hidden Hills
    Huntington Park
    Industry
    Inglewood
    Irwindale
    La Canada Flintridge
    La Habra Heights
    La Mirada
    La Puente
    La Verne
    Lakewood
    Lawndale
    Lomita
    Long Beach
    Los Angeles
    Lynwood
    Malibu
    Manhattan Beach
    Maywood
    Monrovia
    Montebello
    Monterey Park
    Norwalk
    Palos Verdes Estates
    Paramount

    Pasadena
    Pico Rivera
    Pomona
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    Redondo Beach
    Rolling Hills
    Rolling Hills Estates
    Rosemead
    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
    Torrance
    Vernon
    Walnut
    West Covina
    West Hollywood
    Westlake Village
    Whittier

     

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    2021 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 2021:
    • Support programs, measures, and funding that assist cities, residents, and businesses in pandemic relief. Oppose legislation that negatively impacts small businesses and support legislation that provides incentives such as tax credits and other economic benefits.
    • Advocate for programs, services, and funding for housing (including retrofits) for homeless individuals and families, including treatment for mental illness and substance abuse.
    • Prioritize financial resources and incentives to increase the supply of affordable housing and preserve local land use control.
    • Support policies and funding for disaster preparedness, community resiliency, and efforts that enhance public safety. 

     

    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

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    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

  • 2021 Legislative Advocacy

     

    SB 4 (Gonzalez) Communications: California Advanced Services Fund: deaf and disabled telecommunications program: surcharges
    Will update the California Advance Services Fund (CASF) by removing the 2022 sunset on the CASF surcharge, capping the surcharge fee at $0.23/month and prioritizing deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities throughout California.
    Division Position: Support
    DIVISION LETTER

    SB 9 (Atkins) Housing development: approvals.
    Would require a local government to ministerially approve a housing development containing two residential units in single-family residential zones. Additionally, this measure would require local governments to ministerially approve urban lot splits.
    Division Position: Oppose Unless Amended
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 15 (Portantino)​ Housing development: incentives: rezoning of idle retail sites. 
    A reintroduction of last year's SB 1299, this bill would enable 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: Co-Sponsor
    DIVISION LETTER
     

    SB 278 (Leyva) Public Employees' Retirement System: disallowed compensation: benefit adjustments.
    A reintroduction of last year's SB 266, would require public agencies to directly pay retirees and/or their beneficiaries, disallowed retirement benefits using general fund dollars. Our objections to this measure are rooted in policy, operational cost, and legal concerns that will inevitably face virtually every state and local government agency should this measure be signed into law. 
    Division Position: Oppose
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 342 (Gonzalez) South Coast Air Quality Management District: board membership.
    Would add two additional seats to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board to be filled by persons residing in and working directly with pollution-burdened and vulnerable communities and issues of environmental justice in the South Coast Air Basin.
    Division Position: Oppose Unless Amended
    DIVISION LETTER


    SB 426 (Rubio) Municipal separate storm sewer: financial capability analysis.
    Would require the State Water Resources Control Board to adopt Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) guidelines for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permittees that consider the costs to local jurisdictions. 
    Division Position: Support
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 556 (Dodd) Street light poles, traffic signal poles: small wireless facilities attachments.
    Requires local governments to make space available on street light poles, traffic signal poles, utility poles, and other public infrastructure to telecommunications providers without recognizing local authority to manage the public right-of-way preserved in federal law; and creates ambiguity in the fees local governments can charge for access to their infrastructure
    Division Position: Oppose
    DIVISION LETTER


    SB 590 (Allen) 2022 statewide primary election: terms of office.
    Resolves an issue for some local city council terms caused by the signing of SB 970 (Umberg, 2020) which moved California’s statewide primary in gubernatorial years from March to June to assist in making sure all levels of government have the appropriate amount of time to engage in districting and redistricting as required by the law.
    Division Position: Support
    DIVISION LETTER

    AB 377 (R. Rivas) Water quality: impaired waters.
    Would alter the state's existing water quality programs without providing any solutions that will result in the attainment of water quality objectives.
    Division Position: Oppose
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    AB 818 (Bloom) Solid waste: premoistened nonwoven disposable wipes.
    Establishes standardized labeling for single-use wet wipes to provide clear and consistent consumer information about what products are not safe to flush.
    Division Position: Support
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    AB 1053 (Gabriel) City selection committee: quorum: teleconferencing.
    Would allow City Selection Committee meetings to lower quorum requirements to one-third and allow meetings to be conducted by teleconference and electronic means.
    Division Position: Support
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    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.

     

  • 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:

       

    June 3, 2021: General Membership Meeting
    Program: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    REGISTER HERE

     

    August 5, 2021: Annual Installation Ceremony
    Program: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
    REGISTER HERE

      

    2021 Events - Resources
     

    April 7, 2021: Post-Pandemic Local Economic Recovery - What Should Your City Do Today?
    Elements in Economic Recovery Strategy - Dr. Robert Kleinhenz
    Post Pandemic Economic Recovery: Economic Outlook - Dr. Robert Kleinhenz
    Video File

     

    March 4, 2021: General Membership Meeting - Featuring Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director, Cal Cities & Dr. Shirley Weber, California Secretary of State
    Video File

    February 25, 2021: Effective Communication in a Virtual World
    Brandon Stephenson & John Anderson, Cerrell 
    Video File

    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

  • 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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