Policy and Resolutions
The development of League of California Cities policy is a multi-stage process involving a multitude of individuals and sub groups within the Cal Cities membership with the collective goal of representing the common interests of California’s cities with one voice. Policy developments is a key part of the Cal Cities legislative process. Cal Cities policies are recorded and published biennially in the Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles.
Annual Conference Resolutions
Cal Cities’ annual conference resolutions process is one way that city officials can directly participate in the development of Cal Cities policy. The deadline to submit resolutions was July 9.
This year, the League of California Cities did not receive resolutions to be considered at the Annual Conference, however there will be an amendment to Cal Cities bylaws to be considered and voted on during the business meeting. The proposed bylaws amendments packet is now available.
The Cal Cities president refers resolutions to Cal Cities policy committees for review and recommendation to the General Resolutions Committee (GRC). The GRC consists of representatives from each division, department, policy committee, and individuals appointed by the Cal Cities president. If the GRC approves the resolution, or if the resolution was approved by a policy committee but not by the GRC, the resolution is next considered by the General Assembly. Should a resolution be disapproved or referred back to a policy committee or the proponent by both the policy committee and GRC, the resolution will not proceed to the General Assembly. The GRC may also amend the resolution, prior to moving it forward for consideration by the General Assembly. Resolutions approved by the General Assembly become Cal Cities policy.
A letter, along with the voting delegate form, asking for the designation of voting delegates and alternatives is being mailed to all city managers and city clerks. The voting delegate packet is also available here.
For more information, please contact Meg Desmond.
2022 Resolutions Calendar and Deadlines
At the Conference
Upcoming Legislative Hearings
Cal Cities' weekly hearings update — distributed via Cal Cities Advocate — highlights upcoming legislative hearings on the bills that matter most to cities. Read the report each Wednesday.