The Public Safety Policy Committee reviews issues related to law enforcement, fire and life safety policies, including emergency communications, and emergency services, including ambulance and disaster preparedness.

Policy Committee

Committee Leadership
2022 Chair - Pippin Dew, Council Member, Vallejo

2022 Vice Chair - Ray Marquez, Council Member, Chino Hills

Committee Members
The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments, regional divisions, and caucuses, and appointments by the Cal Cities president.

  • Pippin Dew, Council Member, Vallejo (Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Ray Marquez, Council Member, Chino Hills (Vice Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Brigid Martin, Assistant City Attorney, Oakland (City Attorneys Department)
  • Kendall Rose, City Clerk, Petaluma (City Clerks Department)
  • Karen Pinkos, City Manager, El Cerrito (City Managers Department)
  • Martin Serna, Fire Chief, Torrance (Fire Chiefs Department)
  • Karin Schnaider, Finance Director, Tracy (Fiscal Officers Department)
  • Michael Vargas, Mayor, Perris (Mayors and Council Members Department)
  • LeeAnn McPhillips, Administrative Services and Human Resources Director/Risk Manager, Gilroy (Personnel and Employee Relations Department)
  • Bob Dunn, Police Chief, Fullerton (Police Chiefs Department)
  • Scott Smith, Deputy Director, Public Works and Transportation, Irvine (Public Works Officers Department)
  • Darlene Barber-Martinez, Council Member, Riverbank (Central Valley Division)
  • Harry Black, City Manager, Stockton (Central Valley Division)
  • Mike Judge, Council Member, Simi Valley (Channel Counties Division)
  • Jim Thomas, Council Member, Solvang (Channel Counties Division)
  • Steve Hofbauer, Council Member, Palmdale (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Dan Mintz, Mayor, Twentynine Palms (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Lara Delaney, Council Member, Martinez (East Bay Division)
  • Tessa Rudnick, Council Member, El Cerrito (East Bay Division)
  • Robert Amparano, Council Member, Imperial (Imperial County Division)
  • Javier Moreno, Mayor, Calexico (Imperial County Division)
  • Phill Dupper, Mayor, Loma Linda (Inland Empire Division)
  • Alan Wapner, Mayor Pro Tem, Ontario (Inland Empire Division)
  • Claudia Frometa, Mayor, Downey (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Gracie Retamoza, Council Member, South El Monte (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Justin Cummings, Mayor, Santa Cruz (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Jon Wizard, Council Member, Seaside (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Steve Bird, Mayor, Dixon (North Bay Division)
  • Susan Harvey, Council Member, Cotati (North Bay Division)
  • Gene Hernandez, Council Member, Yorba Linda (Orange County Division)
  • Andrea Marr, Mayor Pro Tem, Costa Mesa (Orange County Division)
  • Yvonne Martinez Beltran, Council Member, Morgan Hill (Peninsula Division)
  • Glenn Sylvester, Council Member, Daly City (Peninsula Division)
  • Gerry Gonzalez, Council Member, Willits (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Tami Trent, Mayor Pro Tem, Fortuna (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Waymond Fermon, Council Member, Indio (Riverside County Division)
  • John Pena, Council Member, La Quinta (Riverside County Division)
  • Jan Arbuckle, Vice Mayor, Grass Valley (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Melissa Hunt, Council Member, Anderson (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Consuelo Martinez, Council Member, Escondido (San Diego County Division)
  • Ed Musgrove, Council Member, San Marcos (San Diego County Division)
  • Drew Bessinger, Council Member, Clovis (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Bob Whalen, Council Member, Clovis (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Walt Allen, Council Member, Covina (African American Caucus)
  • Peggy Huang, Mayor, Yorba Linda (Asian Pacific Islander Caucus)
  • Gabriela Plascencia, Council Member, Riverside (Latino Caucus)
  • Mario Trujillo, Council Member, Downey (LGBTQ Caucus)
  • Bea Dieringer, Mayor, Rolling Hills (Women’s Caucus)
  • CALBO*
  • Sonya Morrison, HR Dir, Burlingame (CALPELRA)*
  • Iris Espino, Assistant to City Manager/PIO, Irwindale (CAPIO)
  • Ernie Reyna, Finance Director, Perris (CSMFO)
  • Felicia Escover, Asst. to City Mgr., Vallejo (MMANC)
  • Peter Castro, DeputyCity Manager, Indian Wells (MMASC)
  • Roger Aceves, Council Member, Goleta (Presidential Appointment)
  • Dan Buckshi, City Manager, Walnut Creek (Presidential Appointment)
  • Chris Catren, Police Chief, Redlands (Presidential Appointment)
  • Lisseth Flores, Council Member, Bell Gardens (Presidential Appointment)
  • Bob Frutos, Mayor, Burbank (Presidential Appointment)
  • Jason Hedden, Police Commander, Los Banos (Presidential Appointment)
  • Laura Hernandez, Council Member, Port Hueneme (Presidential Appointment)
  • Peggy McQuaid, Council Member, Albany (Presidential Appointment)
  • Greg Park, ITC, Livermore (Presidential Appointment)
  • Karen Rarey, Council Member, Brentwood (Presidential Appointment)
  • Marty Simonoff, Council Member, Brea (Presidential Appointment)
  • Edwin Smith, Council Member, Monterey (Presidential Appointment)
  • Dan Stefano, Fire Chief, Costa Mesa (Presidential Appointment)
  • Fred Strong, Council Member, Paso Robles (Presidential Appointment)
  • Lisa Holmes, Account Manager, Enterprise Holdings (League Partner)*
  • Barigye McCoy, Director of Government Affairs, Culture (League Partner)*
Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Public Safety  Policy Committee will meet virtually in 2022 on the following dates and times:


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