The Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee reviews issues related to finance administration, taxation reform, revenue needs, and revenue sources at the federal, state, and local levels.


Policy Committee

Committee Leadership

2022 Chair - Norma Martinez-Rubin, Mayor, Pinole
2022 Vice Chair - Charles Bourbeau, Mayor Pro Tem, Atascadero

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.

  • Norma Martinez-Rubin, Council Member, Pinole (Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Charles Bourbeau, Mayor Pro Tem, Atascadero (Vice Chair; Presidential Appointment)
  • Holly Whatley, Assistant City Attorney, South Pasadena/Ojai (City Attorneys Department)
  • Marc Donohue, City Clerk and Communications Director, Eastvale (City Clerks Department)
  • David Gassaway, Assistant City Manager, Fairfield (City Managers Department)
  • Mike Calderwood, Fire Chief, Carlsbad (Fire Chiefs Department)
  • Roberta Raper, Administrative Services Director, West Sacramento (Fiscal Officers Department)
  • Patricia Lock Dawson, Mayor, Riverside (Mayors and Council Members Department)
  • Robert Neiuber, HR Director, Rancho Cucamonga (Personnel and Employee Relations)
  • Joel Rojas, Development Services Director, San Juan Capistrano (Planning and Community Development)
  • Brian Johnson, Police Chief, El Centro (Police Chiefs Department)
  • Mike Hennawy, City Engineer, Santa Clarita (Public Works Officers Department)
  • Paul Akinjo, Council Member, Lathrop (Central Valley Division)
  • Luis Uribe, Vice Mayor, Riverbank (Central Valley Division)
  • Erica Stewart, Mayor, San Luis Obispo (Channel Counties Division)
  • Fred Strong, Council Member, Paso Robles (Channel Counties Division)
  • Larry Cusack, Council Member, Apple Valley (Desert Mountain Division) 
  • Doug Robertson, City Manager, Apple Valley (Desert Mountain Division)
  • Barbara Halliday, Mayor, Hayward (East Bay Division)
  • Sue Noack, Council Member, Pleasant Hill (East Bay Division)
  • John Gillison, City Manager, Rancho Cucamonga (Inland Empire Division)
  • Scott Ochoa, City Manager, Ontario (Inland Empire Division)
  • Joe Vinatieri, Mayor, Whittier (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Jeff Wood, Mayor, Lakewood (Los Angeles County Division)
  • Brett Miller, City Manager, Hollister (Monterey Bay Division)
  • Hans Uslar, City Manager, Monterey (Monterey Bay Division) 
  • Marita Dorenbecher, Council Member, Yountville (North Bay Division)
  • Dawn LaBar, Analyst, Fairfield (North Bay Division)
  • Jesse Lopez, Council Member, Santa Ana (Orange County Division)
  • Jim Vanderpool, City Manager, Anaheim (Orange County Division)
  • Michael Brownrigg, Council Member, Burlingame (Peninsula Division)
  • Russ Melton, Council Member, Sunnyvale (Peninsula Division)
  • Tess Albin-Smith, Council Member, Fort Bragg (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Nicholas Walker, Finance Director, Lakeport (Redwood Empire Division)
  • Kevin Bash, Mayor, Norco (Riverside County Division)
  • Linda Krupa, Council Member, Hemet (Riverside County Division)
  • Grace Espindola, Council Member, Yuba City (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • David Sander, Council Member, Rancho Cordova (Sacramento Valley Division)
  • Rolando Charvel, CFO, San Diego (San Diego County Division)
  • Jose Rodriguez, Council Member, National City (San Diego County Division)
  • Miguel Arias, Council Member, Fresno (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Kuldip Thusu, Council Member, Dinuba (South San Joaquin Valley Division)
  • Ian Oglesby, Mayor, Seaside (African American Caucus)
  • Sunny Park, Mayor, Buena Park (Asian Pacific Islander Caucus)
  • Jorgel Chavez, Council Member, Bell Gardens (Caucus)
  • Lisa Middleton, Mayor Pro Tem, Palm Springs (LGBTQ Caucus)
  • Loella Haskew, Council Member, Walnut Creek (Women’s Caucus)
  • CMTA
  • Bob Biery, City Treasurer/Finance Officer, Westlake Village (CSMFO)
  • Carla Hansen, Deputy City Manager, Walnut Creek (MMANC)
  • Paolo Kespradit, Managament Analyst, West Hollywood (MMASC)
  • Newell Arnerich, Mayor, Danville (Presidential Appointment)
  • Ronald Bates, Council Member, Los Alamitos (Presidential Appointment)
  • Russell Betts, Council Member, Desert Hot Springs (Presidential Appointment)
  • Andrew Chou, Council Member, Diamond Bar (Presidential Appointment)
  • Martha Guerrero, Mayor, West Sacramento (Presidential Appointment) 
  • Mina Layba, Leg. Affairs Mgr., Thousand Oaks (Presidential Appointment)
  • Dennis Michael, Mayor, Rancho Cucamonga (Presidential Appointment)
  • Joe Muller, Mayor, Dana Point (Presidential Appointment) 
  • Marisela Nava, Council Member, Perris (Presidential Appointment)
  • Laura Parisi, City Treasurer, Laguna Beach (Presidential Appointment)
  • Adam Raymond, City Manager, Glendora (Presidential Appointment)
  • Crystal Ruiz, Mayor Pro Tem, San Jacinto (Presidential Appointment)
  • Karin Schnaider, Finance Director, Tracy (Presidential Appointment)
  • Olivia Valentine, Mayor Pro Tem, Hawthorne (Presidential Appointment)
  • Rob Braulik, Principal, HdL Companies (League Partner)*
  • Fran Mancia, Vice President Government Relations, Avenu/MuniServices (League Partner)*
Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The Revenue and Taxation Policy Committee will meet virtually in 2022 on the following dates and times:

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