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.
- 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.
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
La Canada Flintridge
La Habra Heights
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
Rolling Hills Estates
Santa Fe Springs
South El Monte
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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.
2019-2020 Division Officers & Board of Directors
President: Juan Garza, Mayor, Bellflower
Vice President: Blanca Pacheco, Mayor, Downey
Secretary/Treasurer: James Bozajian, Mayor Pro Tem, Calabasas
Division Director: Ana Maria Quintana, Council Member, Bell
Past President: Miguel Canales, Council Member, Artesia
Regional Director–Arroyo Verdugo JPA: Diana Mahmud, Mayor Pro Tem, South Pasadena
Regional Director–Gateway Cities COG: Steve Croft, Council Member, Lakewood
Regional Director–Las Virgenes-Malibu COG: Karen Farrer, Mayor, Malibu
Regional Director–San Fernando Valley COG: Emily Gabel-Luddy, Council Member, Burbank
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, Council Member, Santa Monica
Regional Director–City of Los Angeles: John Wickham, Chief Legislative Analyst, Los Angeles
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