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 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
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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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 Director–San 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
Thank You to Our 2020 CITIPAC Sponsors