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 League policy through representation on:
    • The League Board of Directors;
    • Policy Committees;
    • The Annual Conference Resolution Committee; and
    • The Annual Conference Program Committee.

    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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    2019 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 2019:
    • Provide information and resources to city officials to anticipate and prepare for natural and man-made disasters and the impact 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, Prop. 47 and Prop. 57 and other criminal justice laws.
    • Influence legislation and policies to address homelessness, the housing shortage and housing affordability, while preserving local control.

     

    2018-2019 Division Officers & Board of Directors

    President: Juan Garza, Mayor Pro Tem, Bellflower
    Vice President: Blanca Pacheco, Mayor Pro Tem, Downey
    Secretary/Treasurer: James Bozajian, Council Member, Calabasas
    Division Director: Jorge Morales, Mayor, South Gate
    Past President: Miguel Canales, Mayor Pro Tem, Artesia
    Regional Director–Arroyo Verdugo JPA: Diana Mahmud, Council Member, South Pasadena
    Regional Director–Gateway Cities COG: Steve Croft, Council Member, Lakewood
    Regional Director–Las Virgenes-Malibu COG: Brad Halpern, Council Member, Westlake Village
    Regional DirectorSan Fernando Valley COG: Emily Gabel-Luddy, Mayor, Burbank
    Regional Director–San Gabriel Valley COG: Margaret Clark, Mayor, Rosemead
    Regional Director–South Bay Cities COG: Bea Dieringer, Council Member, Rolling Hills
    Regional Director–Westside Cities COG: Sue Himmelrich, Council Member, Santa Monica
    Regional Director–City of Los Angeles: John Wickham, Chief Legislative Analyst, Los Angeles


    Thank You to Our Division 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 Rd., 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 Ling Ling Chang (SD29)
    1800 E. Lambert Rd., Suite 150,  Brea, CA 92821; (714) 671-9474


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

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

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

    Senator Holly Mitchell (SD30)
    700 State Dr., Suite 113, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 745-6656

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

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


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


    Senator Thomas J. Umberg (SD34)
    10971 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite D, Garden Grove, CA 92843; (714) 741-1034


    Senator Scott Wilk (SD21)
    848 W. Lancaster Blvd., Suite 101, Lancaster, CA 93534; (661) 729-6232
    14343 Civic Dr., First Floor, Victorville, CA 92392; (760) 843-8414
    23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 250, Santa Clarita, CA 91355; (661) 286-1471

     

    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 Ian C. 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 Jess 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 W. 190th St., 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 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 124, Claremont, CA 91711; (909) 624-7876

    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 N. 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 Christy Smith (AD38)
    27441 Tourney Road, Suite 160, Valencia, CA 91355; (661) 286-1565

  • 2019-20 Los Angeles County Division - Bill List

    as of 5/30/19
     

    SUPPORT

     

    AB 755 (Holden) California Tire Fee: Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund
    Would increase the California tire fee by $1.50. The bill would deposit the additional moneys in the Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund, which would be established by the bill, and would make the moneys available to the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Financial Assistance. Would continuously appropriate monies in the fund for competitive grants for projects and programs for municipal storm sewer system permit compliance requirements that would prevent or remediate zinc pollutants caused by tires in the state and for an annual audit of the fund.

    DIVISION LETTER

     

    AB 1093 (Rubio) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems: financial capability analysis
    Would require the State Water Resources Control Board, by July 1, 2020, to establish financial capability assessment guidelines for municipal separate storm sewer system permittees that are adequate and consistent when considering the costs to local jurisdictions.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 324 (Rubio) Street lighting systems: City of Temple City
    Would allow Temple City to utilize funds levied under The Street Lighting Act of 1919 (1919 Act) to be used by the Temple City Citywide Landscape and Lighting District (District) for the purposes set forth in the Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972 (1972 Act).
    DIVISION LETTER

     
    SB 355 (Portantino) Joint powers agencies: meetings
    Current law authorizes a joint powers agency to include in its joint powers agreement provisions authorizing, among others, any designated alternate member of the legislative body of the joint powers agency is also a member of the legislative body of a member local agency, and who is attending in lieu of that agency's regularly appointed member, to attend closed sessions of the joint powers agency, as specified. This bill would eliminate the requirement that the designated alternate member of the legislative body of the joint powers agency also be a member of the legislative body of a member local agency.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 5 (Beall/McGuire) Local-State Sustainable Investment Incentive Program.
    Would create a local-state partnership to provide up to $2 billion annually to fund State approved affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development projects that also support State policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand transit oriented development (TOD), address poverty, and revitalize neighborhoods.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    OPPOSE

     

    AB 516 (Chiu) Authority to remove vehicles.
    eliminate essential enforcement tools for cities to address motorists who disregard basic laws designed to benefit entire communities. Specifically, the measure would eliminate the ability for cities to: “Immobilize,” or place a boot on a vehicle, for motorists who have five or more unpaid parking tickets, Remove vehicles with expired registration that are operating illegally; and Remove vehicles in violation of parking time restrictions.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    AB 849 (Bonta) Elections: city and county redistricting.
    Would require every county and city completely overhaul their entire process for establishing new election district boundaries and modifying existing ones.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    AB 1356 (Ting) Cannabis: Local Jurisdictions: Retail Commercial Cannabis Activity.
    Requires all jurisdictions whose voters supported Proposition 64 to issue a minimum of one licensed cannabis store for every six restaurants and bars with liquor licenses, or one for every 15,000 residents, whichever provides fewer cannabis shops in the jurisdication.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    AB 1568 (McCarty) General plans: housing element: production report: withholding of transportation funds.
    A measure that would withhold and divert critical transportation funds from the Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB 1, Beall), for cities' basic maintenance and road repair needs.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 50 (Wiener) Planning and zoning: housing development: incentives.
    Would allow developers of certain types of housing projects to override locally developed and adopted height limitations, housing densities, parking requirements, and limit design review standards.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 330 (Skinner) Housing Crisis Act of 2019.
    Would, among other things, declare a statewide housing crisis and for a five-year period, prohibit a city from imposing parking requirements near rail stops, and freeze nearly all project related fees once a developer submits a “preliminary” application.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    SB 732 (Allen) Transactions and use tax: South Coast Air Quality Management District.
    W
    ould provide authority to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to create a taxing district.
    DIVISION LETTER

     

    Los Angeles County Issues


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

     

     

    Los Angeles County Division Travel Reimbursement Program - Advocacy

    The Division has authorized reimbursement of travel costs for elected city officials who participate in the Division's advocacy program. City officials who travel to advocate on behalf of the Division's strategic priorities may be eligible for reimbursement.

  • 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:

     

    August 1, 2019: Annual Installation Ceremony & Dinner
    Program & Meeting: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The Mayne Events Center, Bellflower
    DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION
    REGISTER HERE

     

    August 9, 2019: Los Angeles on the International Stage, in coordination with The League of California Cities API Caucus
    Program & Meeting: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation HQ, Los Angeles
    EVENT FLYER
    REGISTER HERE

     

    August 20, 2019: 21st Century Governance: The Next Big Thing is Talent!
    Program & Meeting: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Cornerstone OnDemand HQ, Santa Monica
    REGISTER HERE

    October 16, 2019: Lunch during Annual Conference
    Program & Meeting: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    Hyatt Regency, Long Beach

     

    December 11, 2019: All Cities Holiday Reception
    Program & Meeting: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The California Club, Los Angeles


    Please note that all event cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to any Division event. "No shows" will be charged the attendance fee. You may e-mail or call Division staff at 626-786-5142 or jquan@cacities.org to cancel your attendance.


    2019 Events - Resources

    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

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