Annual Conference and Expo

September 22 — 24, 2021

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA

We can’t wait to see our city officials in person after 18 months of virtual meetings and events. The programming for this year’s annual conference will feature two visionary and inspiring keynote speakers - Bonnie St. John and Richard Montañez, as well as a variety of exciting speakers and timely presentations on key topics for local leaders. We also know how valuable it is for you to foster connections and learn from each other during the conference. We’ve put together a variety of opportunities, including an interactive expo, for you to collaborate and engage with your fellow city leaders and exhibitors.

As we all know too well, the pandemic is not over. Our number one priority will continue to be the health and safety of participants. We are working closely with the convention center to ensure that important protocols and cleaning procedures continue, and if necessary, are strengthened. A special webpage outlining these procedures and other important health and safety information for attendees will be available in plenty of time to prepare for the conference. 

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Conference Attendees

Schedule

As of September 8, 2021 (subject to change)

2021 Annual Conference and Expo Program (PDF)

Wednesday, September 22
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open

Second Floor, Convention Center

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
City Clerks Department Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Fiscal Officers Department Meeting
 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

City Clerks Workshop: DEI and the City Clerk’s Office: Expanding the Bridge Clerks

Additional registration $150 per attendee from a member city/$300 per attendee from a non-member city. Pending approval for 1 CMC/MMC Advanced Education Point.

The City Clerk’s office is often referred to as the bridge between the community and City Hall. It is the first place where the members of the community go when they don’t know where to go. It is forward facing to the community on so many levels – boards and commissions, public records requests, elections, special events, etc. It is uniquely situated to serve as an internal and external ally in City Hall. The question is whether that ability is recognized and what, if anything, is done with it. In this session, participants will examine how DEI principles are interwoven with the work of the profession and learn practical skills and strategies to implement the same, and how the City Clerk's office can be a conduit for greater sense of belonging in our communities.. The goal and hope of the session is to equip participants to expand the bridge in their communities from their place on the front lines of local government and democracy.


9:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Economic Outlook with Dr. Peter Rupert
Dr. Rupert is back with an always popular economic outlook presentation. Receive state and national perspectives from the professor with a focus on trends and forecasts. CPEs offered for CA Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Understanding Public Service Ethics Laws and Principles (AB 1234)
State law requires elected and appointed officials to receive two hours of training in specified ethics laws and principles every two years. Newly elected and appointed officials must receive this training within one year of becoming a public servant. Join a panel of experts as they help navigate the ethics laws and principles. Sign-in will begin 30 minutes prior to the session and you must be present for the full two hours to receive the certification of attendance. Entry will be prohibited once the session begins. Planned with the Institute for Local Government. The Institute for Local Government is a State Bar of California minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) approved provider and certifies this activity meets the standards for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the total amount of 2 hours (general credits). Provider #13881.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
City Managers Department Meeting
Public Works Department Meeting

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Regional Division Lunches

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Inland Empire/Desert Mountain Division
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Laura Morales (909) 275-4110. Additional fees may apply.

11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Riverside Division
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Erin Sasse (951) 321-0771. Additional fees may apply.

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
South San Joaquin Valley Division
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Rajveer Rakkar (559) 244-1849. Additional fees may apply

11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Los Angeles County Division
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Jennifer Quan (626) 786-5142. Additional fees may apply.

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Sacramento Valley Division
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Charles Anderson (916) 798-2231. Additional fees may apply.

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  
First Time Attendee Orientation

Join League leadership and staff as you begin your first Annual Conference experience. Hear about the League, and most importantly, how to get the most out of your conference experience.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Opening General Session 
• National Anthem and Color Guard
• Welcome Remarks, Cheryl Viegas Walker, President, League of California Cities, Mayor, El Centro
• National League of Cities Remarks, Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities
• Nominating Committee Report, James Lewis, City Manager, Pismo Beach
• Past Presidents’ Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by John Dunbar, Immediate Past President

• Keynote - Bonnie St. John

Courageous Humility: Leading with Resilience in Challenging Times 
In today's world, leaders at all levels are facing unprecedented challenges: a pandemic, civil unrest, political tension, and more. How do we continue to tap into new sources of energy for the innovations, insights and initiatives we need as the pace of change continues to accelerate? Bonnie St. John, Paralympic ski champion, amputee, and highly sought-after coach for Fortune 500 companies, addresses these challenges with practical exercises and techniques that enhance our capacity to offset the negative effects of stress, increase resilience and play to win.



3:30 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Legal Issues: Social Media; Cannabis
This session will cover legal trends and issues pertaining to social media, the first amendment, and government. The session will provide an overview of a new publication prepared by the Cannabis Regulation Committee of the City Attorneys Department of Cal Cities. MCLE credit is available.

3:45 p.m - 4:15 p.m. 
Fire Chiefs Department Business Meeting

3:45 p.m. -5:00 p.m. 
Neighborhood Law Programs: Generate Revenue, Reduce Blight and Crime
Every city has nuisance properties that blight neighborhoods, endanger communities, drive down property value, and harm neighborhood morale. Neighborhoods hope and expect cities to fix these problems. Unfortunately, city responses to these issues often seem too slow. In response, several cities have developed Neighborhood Law Programs. Vallejo and Oakland have effectively used these programs - run from the city attorney’s office in close coordination with Code Enforcement, Fire, and Police - to fix community nuisance issues. This panel will explain why these programs are effective and how to create one.

Confronting Hate Group Affiliation or Speech by Public Safety Personnel
Consistent with the national conversation regarding law enforcement and race, municipalities are confronting the challenges of learning that a law enforcement member has used hate speech or may be or may have been affiliated with a hate group. Learn from leading experts in law enforcement and peace officer rights how to address hate group affiliation and speech, and the legal, cultural, and social complexities presented.

CalPERS Update: A Conversation with the CEO 
2021 has already been a momentous year for every California city, but in the area of pensions, the biggest decisions affecting cities have yet to be finalized. In this session, the CalPERS Chief Executive Officer will lay out the big issues and decisions facing the system. Topics covered will include: the recently triggered Risk Mitigation Policy, renewed assumptions about expected investment returns, and plan demographics like life expectancy, inflation and payroll, investment office leadership, and efforts around Environmental, Social and Governance approaches to long-term value creation. This session will also dive into the challenges and risks confronting the system, and the CalPERS team’s plan to navigate a steady path towards full funding over time.

Human-Centered Design and Why My City Should Care About It
You may have heard talk in local government about human-centered design, but do you know what it is or why you should care about it? It is an innovative tool that an increasing number of cities are starting to use that creates programs, policies or services that are tailored to the needs of the person who will use or be impacted by it. Traditionally, cities have approached problem solving from the perspective of City Hall. Human-centered design puts people at the center of the design and creates from their point of view.

Climate Change Adaptation and Wildfire Mitigation Requires Collaboration and Cooperation
Premier Partner Session
Climate change is already impacting California through rising sea levels, extreme heat, more intense droughts, and devastating wildfires. Communities across the state are suffering from the effects, and public institutions and businesses bear significant costs. Join a conversation exploring what our communities and the state will need to do to build resiliency in the face of these growing challenges. The discussion will also explore what investments the public and private sectors will need to consider addressing to adapt to climate change.

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Personnel and Employee Relations Department Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Grand Opening Expo Hall and Host City Reception
The City of Sacramento welcomes the delegates to the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo. Please join us at the host city reception and enjoy a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres while meeting more than 175 city government product and service-related companies that have come together to help improve their services to the communities they serve. Exhibitors are ready to demonstrate new trends and technologies, state-of-the-art products and much more.

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
CitiPAC Leadership Reception Hosted by Willdan
Cafeteria15L and Park Ultra Lounge, 1116 15th Street, Sacramento CA 95814

Thursday, September 23 
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Second Floor Convention Center

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Grab & Go Breakfast
Ballroom A Pre-function and Outdoor Terrace

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
City Attorneys Department Business Meeting
This session will include reports from the City Attorneys Department President and Board Director, as well as the Ad Hoc Emergency Response Committee. The Department will also vote on an amendment to the Department bylaws, and elect new Department officers.


City Finance: Law and Elections Update

Leading experts will review the latest major developments in California city revenues, spending, and financing as well as important changes, significant challenges, and new opportunities. Learn about legal developments in new laws, taxes and fees, Proposition 218, Proposition 26, and the underlying issues of your agency’s finances. CPEs offered for CA Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

 

Introduction to Labor Relations for Elected Officials

The governing bodies of California public agencies play an important decision-making role in labor negotiations. This session is for elected or appointed officials at local public agencies with represented employees. Hear an overview of the labor relations framework for local government agencies, the labor negotiations process, and the role of the Public Employment Relations Board. Learn about the role of the governing body in negotiations, the importance of the Brown Act, and communication issues related to negotiations.

 

Tackling the Housing Crisis: The Role of Local Leaders
California’s housing crisis is growing. Local officials play an integral role in land use and policy decisions that set the stage for housing development. To help you better address the housing needs in your community, join a panel of experts that will explore the barriers to housing developments in California and share guidance and lessons learned around community engagement and equity.

How to Create a More Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ+ People in Your City 
City officials and executives managing local governments have the power to advance LGBTQ+ equality and make meaningful changes in their cities. Learn a brief history of federal and state policies and city case studies that have positively impacted the LGBTQ+ community. Experts will provide policy ideas and recommendations to create a more inclusive space for LGBTQ+ individuals. Planned with the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus.
 
Women's Caucus Business Meeting

 


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Expo Open
Exhibit Hall ABC: Expo Hall
Don't miss your opportunity to meet businesses that can solve your product and service needs and assist your community to find budget solutions.

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Latino Caucus Business Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
General Session
• Welcome Remarks, Council Member of Walnut Creek, Cindy Silva, First Vice President, League of California Cities
• Cities for Workforce Health Award
• Beacon Award
• Legislative Recognitions

• Keynote - Richard Montañez

One Revelation Will Lead to a Revolution 
In this unique and dynamic presentation, Richard Montañez—known as the Godfather of Latino Marketing—shares his rise up the corporate ladder from janitor to one of PEPSICO’s elite vice presidents. Coming from humble and unlikely means, Richard started at the “beginning, not the bottom.” Richard shares the secrets he used while being driven by passion and a quest for purpose that led him to experience the most dramatic REVELATION he would ever experience in a lifetime. That revelation would spur a REVOLUTION that forever changed corporate America’s protocol, empowering frontline workers, middle managers, and CEOs alike. And the end result would be the birth of a billion-dollar product, also known as America’s favorite snack...FLAMIN’ HOT CHEETOS. 


11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Attendee Lunch in Expo Hall

12:15 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Why Culture Curation Matters Now More Than Ever
Cultivating a top-notch workplace culture is vital to forming a strong set of team members that boost morale and productivity. Our speaker will share tips from experiences managing a leading marketing, technology, and public affairs firm whose team grew from 2 to 25 members this past decade, all while following the work-from-home model for six years. Attendees will learn why culture is more important than ever and gain tips on how council members and their hired executives can create a positive culture at city hall.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   
Legal Issues: Policy and Legal Considerations in Serving the Unsheltered
This session will cover legal trends and issues pertaining to serving the unsheltered community. MCLE credit is available.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
General Resolutions Committee Meeting

1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.
Cybersecurity Risks and Cities: Strategies to Address Escalating Threats
No organization is safe from digital privacy and security risks. In this presentation, an expert privacy and cybersecurity attorney will address current risks including phishing, hacks, device loss or theft, and enforcement. Learn about key safeguards and risk management strategies. Explore security incident response plans: what to include and why, and the importance of having the plan in place before an incident occurs. Understand significant considerations in addressing a potential breach.

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
African-American Caucus Business Meeting

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
An Out-of-the-Box Technique for Decision Making and Resident Involvement
Partner Premier Session
Exhausted with lackluster results from community outreach efforts, and interested in new approaches to getting citizens engaged? Democracy by jury is an idea gaining momentum. Learn about the theory, explore the practical possibilities for cities and take home an exciting new way to approach decisions - especially the hardest ones.

Building an Effective City Council-Manager Team, From Day One
Running a city is complex and challenging, even in good times. Successful cities begin with effective relationships among the City Council and City Manager. Hiring, supporting, and guiding the City Manager is the most important function of a City Council. Doing it right will pay dividends in your organization and deliver results to your community. Explore the Council-Manager relationship from the hiring process to maintaining a relationship that will serve the community at its highest level in all situations. Help your city prepare for the next challenge, which is certainly coming.

Changing the Wildfire Prevention Paradigm

It is evident that city leaders must change how we approach wildfire prevention. Total elimination of wildfires is not only impossible, but not advisable. We must build resiliency into our communities and learn to coexist with wildfires. As wildfire knows no jurisdictional boundaries, this effort must be a regional approach. The towns, cities, special districts and county government in Marin County have partnered together for this approach. Through agency and community leadership they are changing the paradigm of wildfire prevention by creating fire adapted communities through vegetation management, home hardening, defensible space, evacuation route improvements, and community education.

 

Building an Online Community: Local Government Outreach

Looking for the latest tools, tips and best practices to better engage with your community on Facebook and Instagram? Hear directly from the experts how your city can leverage social media, especially when facing a crisis in your city. Planned with the Latino Caucus.

 

Making the Jump from Finance Director to City Manager

Considering making the jump from finance director to city manager? The city manager is responsible for more than just carrying out the council's policy direction, providing recommendations for and assisting with the implementation of the annual budget, and providing assurance of quality service delivery. Hear from individuals who have experienced the jump as they share both common and not-often-discussed issues related to becoming a city manager. Learn about the nuances of leadership for this specific profession, and key facets of the role that can prepare you before taking the leap. CPEs offered for CA Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

 

Rural Cities Information Exchange Meeting


1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
A Practical Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
The terms “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” mean different things to all of us. Human resources professionals already understand the business case for DEI, but, how can you encourage DEI without violating the law? What are the best methods to convince others in your organization to embrace DEI principles? This session addresses the fundamentals of DEI and the brilliance of allyship. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the practical side of DEI, and how to create an inclusive culture in your workplace.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Asian-Pacific Islander Caucus Business Meeting

2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.   
Aging Infrastructure: Capital Improvement Plans for Cities of the Future
Smart Cities technology and infrastructure innovations are evolving at lightning speed. How can cities engage the private sector in strategic CIP planning to increase commercial applications of Smart Cities’ investments to help fund critical infrastructure needs today? Case studies of innovative communities will reveal the potential Public-Private Partnership funding power of combining compact urban housing, mobility, technology, and job incubators through distributed systems of infrastructure and economic activity centers to create fiscally resilient cities of the future.

2:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Legal Issues: Land Use, CEQA and Surplus Land Act
This session will provide a city-focused update on land use and CEQA litigation, and will cover legal trends and issues pertaining to the Surplus Lands Act. MCLE credit is available.

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Local Government Start-Up
Premier Partner Session
Emerging technologies are providing new options for city services, but how do municipal leaders manage and leverage disruption within antiquated governance structures? Even though cities have a desire to innovate, the idea of local government forming a start-up is difficult to envision. Discover recent examples of entrepreneurial endeavors in local government, including the rise of Community Choice Aggregation energy and innovation zones as “living labs”, as well as the lessons learned from implementing them. Learn how to approach policy and regulatory frameworks that focus on adaptability and partnerships to incubate equitable technology deployment.

State and Local Roles in Building and Measuring Fiscal Resilience
As the economy rebounds from COVID-19, many California cities are still grappling with revenue shortfalls and depleted reserves. What has this crisis taught us about the ways in which collaboration between city and state agencies ensure the efficient, timely and effective distribution of resources? Explore the relationships between city and state agencies, and their shared responsibility for local financial health and resilience.

Tools for Navigating Elected Officials Who Won't Follow the Rules
What do you do when one of your council members is harassing staff? How do you ensure a lenient elected official will discipline their employee? What happens when your council personally attacks one other at meetings? These are the questions city attorneys are asked regularly, and the answers are not easy. Learn about your responsibilities and practical tools for successfully dealing with elected officials who refuse to follow the rules. Explore what can be done when all attempts to resolve the issues have failed.

Advancing Equity: How Old Policies Still Impact Cities (Film Screening)
Sacramento’s redevelopment in the 1950s and 1960s brought great change at the cost of many ethnic communities. Discover how the City of Sacramento pioneered a redevelopment blueprint that became a model for the nation, while at the same time demonstrating the devastation of redevelopment by displacing hundreds of businesses and thousands of residents from its own urban core. Watch the 27-minute documentary, Replacing the Past: Sacramento’s Redevelopment History, followed by insight and never-before-seen clips with the film’s director, and get a chance to ask your own questions.

The Road Ahead for Managing Rising Pension Costs

Public agencies continue to navigate through the damaging effects that COVID-19 has had on their revenues, general fund returns and the economy. Meanwhile, their pension obligations continue to grow, putting further strain on their impacted budgets. Pension systems face an uncertain economic outlook with discount rate targets that are mismatched with future expected returns. How are agencies addressing their pension liabilities during tough economic times such as these? Learn about the fiscal strategies cities have proactively implemented to prepare for the road ahead of rising pension costs.

Unprecedented Action: Dignified Housing Delivered in Six Months
Spearheaded by Supervisor Hilda Solis, the Hilda L. Solis Care First Village demonstrated Los Angeles County’s commitment to allocating resources as rapidly and as cost-efficiently as possible to address housing insecurity and the mental and behavioral health needs of residents experiencing homelessness who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.  Utilizing Federal CARES Act funding, this project transformed an under-utilized county-owned parking lot into an Interim Housing Village of 232 beds located right where the need for housing people experiencing homelessness was greatest in downtown Los Angeles.  Realized in just 6 months from project authorization to occupancy, building this village required intense collaboration between the constructor, the A/E design team, and the owner’s representatives at Los Angeles County Public Works.  Hear representatives from all aspects of the project share what made this highly unique effort possible.

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   
Coastal Cities Issues Group Meeting
 
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Caucus Business Meeting
 
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
How to Improve Public Safety Through Innovation
When most people think about innovation, Police and Fire Departments are not what immediately come to mind. Instead, public safety departments are known to follow tradition and operate under a strict hierarchy model. But following both tradition and applying innovation are not mutually exclusive. Learn about how the City of Glendale Police and Fire Departments have partnered with their Innovation Team to improve public safety services for the benefit of the public.

Ready, Set, Go! Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Outlook
Premier Partner Session

A year after Governor Newsom’s Executive Order to phase out the sale of internal-combustion vehicles, the ZEV marketplace is poised for tremendous growth as policy action meets California’s leadership in ZEV innovation. State policymakers, local officials, and industry partners are seizing the moment to help Californians transition to cleaner modes of transportation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve local air quality. Explore the progress made to date, the challenges that lie ahead, and the practical steps local governments are taking to prepare for greater adoption of ZEVs like electric vehicles.

 

Bridging Divides: Tackling Polarization in Your Cities and Communities

After a polarizing 2020, how can city leaders help bridge divides in their communities and begin to advance policies and programs that heal and unify their residents? Hear from nationally recognized experts in conflict resolution, civil discourse, and bi-partisanship about how to approach complex topics, find common ground, and rebuild trust.

 

Level Up Your Leadership: Creating a Governance Culture of Civility and Purpose

California cities face a myriad of critical and emerging issues, about which city leaders may have widely differing opinions. To navigate these issues, elected officials must be equipped with advanced governance strategies to lead more effectively through these changing times. Women electeds often face additional challenges in their efforts to build trust and gain consensus with their colleagues. Attendees will hear from experts and learn best practices to address these challenges, create a culture of trust and collaboration without violating the Brown Act, and operate with decorum in a manner that best serves the public. Planned with the Women’s Caucus.

 

What Finance Professionals Need to Know about IT and Security
Please remove (MFI) from the title before posting. Going through a security breach is difficult, time consuming, and expensive. As finance professionals who routinely work with sensitive information, are you confident you have the tools and knowledge to protect your city's finances? Learn about recent events, explore real-life case studies, and dive beyond the basic steps organizations take to reduce the risks of ransomware. Discover approaches that can save your organization valuable time and money, giving you a view of the financial impact and organizational risks of cybercrime. Plus, an expert with over 30 years of experience will share how to avoid these situations and recover operations. CPEs offered for CA Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).
 

4:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.   
Legal Issues: Design Immunity and Tort and Civil Rights Litigation
This session will cover legal trends and issues pertaining to design immunity, and will provide a city-focused update on municipal tort and civil rights litigation. MCLE credit is available.

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Regional Division and Caucus Events

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
East Bay Division
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Sam Caygill (916) 402-7258. Additional fees may apply.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Orange County Division Installation Reception
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Tony Cardenas (714) 766-9290. Additional fees may apply.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
North Bay Division

Space is limited; only guests that have RSVP’d in advance to Nancy Hall Bennett will be admitted

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego & Imperial Counties Division

Featuring a celebration of Cal Cities President/El Centro Mayor Cheryl Viegas Walker. Space is limited, RSVP required. RSVP to Catherine Hill.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Women’s Caucus Wine & Cheese Reception

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Latino Caucus Reception

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Central Valley Division Dinner

Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Stephen Qualls (209) 614-0118. Additional fees may apply.

 

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

African-American Caucus Reception

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

API Caucus: Ice Cream Social

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Taco Bout A Party by LGBTQ Caucus


Friday, September 24
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Penninsula Division
Space is limited; please RSVP to your Regional Public Affairs Manager, Seth Miller (415) 595-8629. Additional fees may apply.

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Registration Open
Second Floor, Convention Center

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Short-Term Rentals (STR): A Balanced Approach

How do you create a balanced approach to STR administration that addresses the needs of your community? Homeowners can start a STR business with the click of a button, but the majority are not aware of their tax obligations. Some community members want to rent, while others don’t want rentals in their neighborhood. Some municipalities are most interested in tax compliance and creating a fair hospitality market, while others are more interested in the potential revenue STRs can generate. Delve into these issues and more with our panel of experts.

Municipal Data in Action

The impact of COVID-19 on the economy has underscored the importance of using data to support decision-making across all industries and sectors, but most importantly for local governments. Data plays a key role in providing public services, keeping residents and businesses safe, improving equity, and tracking resources. Learn how municipalities like the City of Los Angeles are leveraging data and visual tools to support informed decision-making across all levels of government, especially during a global crisis.

 

California’s Drought: Can We Conserve Our Way Out?
Premier Partner Session
Hear a discussion about California’s current water supply, what we learned from droughts in the past, and how communities need to respond if there is another dry winter.

How Regional Cooperation Makes California Community Marketing Work Harder
Every California community has the opportunity to attract residents, visitors, jobs and investment. Success depends on a strategic marketing approach built on regional cooperation among municipalities and key stakeholder groups. Discover the inspiring story of how the City of Bakersfield & County of Kern collaborated with key stakeholders to build a powerful new marketing platform that positions the region to compete at its best and signal its cooperative qualities. The audience will first learn the critical steps to create early buy in and raise funds, and then hear city and county officials share their processes for collaboration and integrated implementation.


8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
Legal Issues: Labor and Employment Law
This session will provide a city-focused update on labor and employment litigation, including the impacts of diversity, equity, and inclusion on employment litigation. MCLE credit is available.
 

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Update from State Controller Betty Yee
With so many recent actions that affect local agencies and their finances, discover what the State is doing, and what this means for your city. This informative discussion with the Controller is a must attend event. CPEs offered for CA Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Officials (AB 1661)

This informational and interactive workplace harassment prevention training will focus on current and emerging issues resulting from the #MeToo movement, and teach officials and supervisors how to identify, prevent, and properly respond to workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and abusive conduct in order to avoid personal and agency liability in compliance with AB 1825/2053/1661 and SB 396. Sign-in will begin 30 minutes prior to the session and you must be present for the full two hours to receive the certification of attendance. Entry will be prohibited once session begins. Planned with the Institute for Local Government. The Institute for Local Government is a State Bar of California minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) approved provider and certifies this activity meets the standards for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the total amount of 2 hours (general credits). Provider #13881

 

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Bold Action, Innovation During Fiscal Uncertainty, and Environmental Sustainability Case Studies
Premier Partner Session

In today’s world, all aspects of city leadership and governance are intertwined. How did three neighboring Capitol Corridor cities handle parallel goals of fiscal, environmental, and community sustainability while facing the multiple crises of natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic, and revenue shortfalls? Join us to learn about the bold, innovative strategies implemented by these geographically-linked agencies, including: public infrastructure financing and renewal, hedging against rising energy costs, improving public safety, capturing grant funding, climate pollution reduction, “smart cities” innovations, and building toward power-grid resilience for critical facilities.

Roadmap to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Predominately White, Affluent Community

Join the City of San Luis Obispo for an informational discussion on how to successfully engage your community to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within your city. During this session, efforts such as the establishment of a DEI Taskforce, expanded DEI funding, community learning sessions, and DEI focused city planning will be shared to provide a robust picture of how to effectively advance DEI efforts within a predominately white affluent community. This session will provide you with tangible strategies to support your city’s efforts to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

 

Attracting the Next Generation Workforce with Virtual Career Exploration
Does your agency’s workforce reflect community demographics? Is your workforce retiring? Are you attracting the right talent? The Institute for Local Government’s regional collaborative, Innovative Pathways to Public Service (IPPS), comprised of local and state agencies, K-12, universities, colleges, and non-profits, addresses these critical government workforce concerns. IPPS hosts “Careers in Government,” activities to create diverse talent pipelines and connect youth to jobs aligned with interests. Leaders from three California cities will share their agency’s efforts to engage students, create virtual experiences during COVID-19, and develop community partnerships to build meaningful pathways to public service.

Workforce Housing Solutions: Multifamily Financing, Construction, and Design Innovation Trends

California communities report that one of the greatest economic development threats of 2021 is the critical shortage of available workforce and affordable housing. Learn about recent trends in financing, construction, design and wellness models that are helping communities increase the volume of affordable housing construction to scale the solution and meet the workforce needs for housing. What new building technologies and materials are serving to reduce the cost of housing construction and increase housing choice? This panel will provide case study examples of the evolving city-developer strategic partnership model that successfully produce more affordable, sustainable, resilient, and healthy residential products.

 

CalPERS Discount Rate: The Process, Decisions, and Impacts for Cities
For many cities, pension costs are the second largest budget line item after salaries. Since pensions are tied to fluctuations in financial markets, economic levels, and plan demographics, it can be a challenge to accurately predict and account for retirement benefit costs. This task becomes even more challenging when one of the key factors in calibrating pension costs – the discount rate – is adjusted. Hear from CalPERS representatives who will update you on significant developments from the past year, and what is on the horizon. Learn about the performance of the investment fund, the recently triggered Funding Risk Mitigation Policy, the ongoing Asset Liability Management Review (conducted every four years by the board), possibilities for further adjusting the discount rate, potential increases for PEPRA member contributions, and a look at the impacts on future employer rates. CPEs offered for CA Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).


9:40 a.m - 11:10 a.m.
Legal Issues: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Specialty MCLE)
This session will cover legal trends and issues pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion, including implementing DEI in your city and early lessons on setting up a DEI committee. Includes 1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias sub-field MCLE credit.

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mayors and Council Members Department Meeting

11:00 - 12:15 p.m. 
Finance Directors: Tips for Working with Your City Clerk and Attorney
When issues get tense in your city, having a solid relationship with your city clerk and city attorney can make a significant difference. You may not always see eye-to-eye, but understanding the key elements of building and maintaining those relationships will help smooth over the process when taking on difficult issues, and will lead to win-win solutions. CPEs offered for CA Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).

Post-COVID Retail Trends and Opportunities
Learn about how COVID-19 has impacted retailers and restaurants in California, and what to expect from new retail development moving forward. Which retailers and restaurants are poised for growth coming out of the pandemic? What proactive retail recruitment strategies should communities be implementing to recruit new retail in the changing post-pandemic landscape?
 
Building API Solidarity and Safe Communities
Communities across the United States and here in California are facing the challenges of discrimination, hate and violence against Asian Americans and other marginalized communities. With policy changes and the ever-evolving political landscape, city officials and leaders are at the forefront of these issues and must help guide our communities into a brighter and safer tomorrow. In this workshop, explore Anti-Asian Discrimination data, new state and federal policies, and community efforts to better equip city officials and leaders. Learn about community-based solutions and your unique and crucial role in addressing hate, discrimination and violence against Asian Americans and all other marginalized communities. Planned with the API Caucus

Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis
Last year, many California cities declared racism a public health crisis during the civil unrest that sprung up across the nation. What does this mean for residents and what exactly does it look like? The Mapping Black California team, in partnership with the African-American Caucus of Cal Cities, will provide exploration into data visualization that will give significant context to how local elected officials can navigate the resolutions that were adopted and give insight for their constituents to hold them accountable. Planned with the African-American Caucus.

Cannabis- Perceptions vs. Reality
Premier Partner Session
Join us for a presentation that will dispel myths about the current state of cannabis in California. Learn about how cannabis can help fill in gaps made by recent business shutdowns, such as replacing lost tax revenue, providing jobs, filling vacant commercial space, and improving security. Best practices for how to make your city’s cannabis approval experience productive and successful will be discussed.


11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 
Legal Issues: Municipal Litigation Update
This session will provide a city-focused update on general municipal litigation. MCLE credit is available.

12:30 p.m - 2:30 p.m.
Closing Luncheon and General Assembly
• Welcome Remarks, Cheryl Viegas Walker, President, League of California Cities, Mayor, El Centro
• State of Cal Cities Annual Report, Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director and CEO, League of California Cities
• Presentation of Outgoing President’s Gift
• Board of Directors Leadership Transition
• General Assembly of City Voting Delegates


Hotel and Travel

A limited amount of hotel rooms are available at reduced rates for registered attendees and exhibitors at the 2021 Annual Conference and Expo. The discounted hotel rate cut-off is Tuesday, August 31. Hotels are subject to sell out prior to the deadline — reserve early!

Predatory Housing Warning

Beware of unauthorized housing and hotel reservation services that may solicit your business. All legitimate communications regarding housing will come directly from the League of California Cities. If you receive a suspicious email or phone call asking to book your hotel room for the conference, please let us know immediately.

STEP ONE: Register for the Conference

STEP TWO: Book hotel room

After your registration for the conference is received and processed, a confirmation email will be sent containing the links for housing reservations. 

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
$205.00 single/double*

Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street
$200.00 single/double*

The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
$204.00 single/double*

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown
300 J Street
$198.00 single/double*

Best Western Plus Sutter House
1100 H Street
$180.00 single/double - Phone reservations only. Please ask for the League of California Cities room block.*

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
$174.00 single/double*

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
$174.00 single/double*

*Plus occupancy taxes and fees.

Hotel Changes or Cancellations

Hotel reservation changes, date modifications, early check-out, or cancellations made prior to Tuesday, August 31, must be done through the online reservation link you received when registering for the conference. Use your confirmation/acknowledgement number to access your reservation and make any necessary changes. Once the August 31 deadline has passed, please contact the hotel directly with any changes or cancellations. Please note that after the housing deadline has passed, you may incur a financial penalty and minimum one-night room charge or attrition fees.

PLEASE NOTE: The information you provide to Cal Cities when registering for a Cal Cities conference or meeting may be shared with the conference or meeting hotel(s). The hotel(s) will also share with Cal Cities the information you provide to the hotel(s) when you make your hotel reservation for the conference or meeting. The information shared between Cal Cities and the hotel(s) will be limited to your first name, last name and dates/length of stay in the hotel.

CAUTION! You must be registered for the conference prior to booking a hotel room. Do not make a hotel reservation unless you are sure it is needed. Your city/company will be financially responsible for all cancellation/attrition fees. If you are making hotel reservations for others, please confirm with each individual, in advance, that they actually need hotel accommodations and intend to use them on the dates you are reserving.

Parking and Public Transportation

The convention center is conveniently located in the heart of the city and is within walking distance of the State Capital, hotels, dining, landmarks, and attractions. Public transportation is easily accessible and includes the Sacramento Regional Transit (RT), ZipCar, and Amtrak.

Self-parking and valet are available at most hotels. Parking for the convention center is available at the city-owned Memorial Garage on 14th street between H and I Streets. In addition, several privately owned parking garages are also within walking distance of the convention center. (Parking rates vary by location and are subject to change without notice).

Shuttle Information

Route 1: Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade Holiday Inn: Sacramento Downtown SAFE Credit Union Convention Center Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade 

Route 2: DoubleTree Sacramento Hilton Arden West SAFE Credit Union Convention Center DoubleTree Sacramento 

Shuttle schedule 

All times are approximate. The shuttles run every 45 minutes. 

To contact shuttle dispatch, please call (408) 477-2020. 

Wednesday 

First Hotel Pickup: 7:30 a.m. 
No Service between 1:15-3:15 p.m.  
Shuttle service will resume at 3:30 p.m. at the Convention Center 
Last Convention Center Pickup: 7:15 p.m. 

Thursday 

First Hotel Pickup: 7:30 a.m. 
No Service between 10:15 – 3:15 p.m. 
Shuttle service will resume at 3:30 p.m. at the Convention Center 
Last Convention Center Pickup: 7:15 p.m. 

Friday 

First Hotel Pickup: 7:30 a.m. 
Last Convention Center Pickup: 2:45 p.m. 
 
Please note: Masks are required when riding the shuttle. No alcohol, open or closed, is permitted to be carried on the shuttle. 
Registration

Full Registration Includes:

  • Admission to Expo and education sessions (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Wednesday host city reception; Thursday grab-and-go breakfast; Thursday lunch with exhibitors; Friday closing luncheon
  • Admission to CitiPAC and Diversity Caucus Receptions
  • Electronic access to all program materials

Please register onsite.

NOTE: Conference Registration is required to attend all conference activities including Department and Division meetings and the General Assembly. Sharing of registration is prohibited.

 

Full Conference Registration Fees

 

Early bird (through July 16)
After July 16 and onsite

City Delegate

 

  Member City

$ 550

$ 600

  Nonmember City
$ 1550
$ 1600
  

Public Official

  

 State/County/Public Official

$ 625

$ 675

 

Partner/Exhibitor


 

  Company Representative

$ 625

$ 675

 

All Others

$ 825

$ 875

 

 

Optional Registration Add-ons (non-refundable)

City Clerks Workshop (includes lunch) - $150 member cities, $300 non-member cities

Guest Registration - $125

The guest rate is restricted to those who are not city/public officials, are not related to any Partner/Expo company, and would have no professional reason to attend for learning or business. Rate includes admission to the Expo and receptions only. Session seats are reserved for conference registrants. There is no refund for the cancellation of a guest registration. It is not advisable to use city funds to register a guest.

Questions or special needs? Contact conference registrar Megan Dunn before Wednesday, August 25.

 

One-Day Registration

Early bird rates are not available for one-day registration


 

City Delegate

 

  Member City

$ 325

  Nonmember City

$ 1325

 

Public Official

 

  State/County/Public Official

$ 375

 

Partner/Exhibitor

 

  Company Representative

$ 375

 

All Others

$ 575

 

Refund Policy

Advance registrants unable to attend will receive a refund of rate paid, minus a $75 processing charge, only when a written request is submitted to Megan Dunn, and received on or before September 15. Refunds will not be available after this date. If you are unable to attend, you may substitute a colleague for your entire registration.

 

General Information

Conference Location

The 2021 Annual Conference will be held at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, located at 1400 J Street in Sacramento. All sessions will be held at the convention center unless otherwise noted.

Brown Act and Cal Cities Conferences

The Brown Act permits the attendance of a majority of the members of a legislative body at a conference or similar gathering open to the public that addresses issues of general interest to the public or to public agencies of the type represented by the legislative body. However, a majority of the members cannot discuss among themselves, other than as part of the scheduled program, business of a specific nature that is within the local agency’s subject matter jurisdiction.

Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

This program, supported by the League Partners, recognizes outstanding cities that deliver the highest quality and level of service in the most effective manner possible. Visit the special displays by cities that won the 2021 prestigious award and learn what your city can adapt from their success. Displays can be found in the League Partner Village in the Expo Hall.

Institute for Local Government

The Institute for Local Government promotes good government at the local level with practical, impartial, and easy-to-use resources for California communities. Current program areas and resources to help local officials in service to their communities include local government basics, public engagement, sustainable communities, and public service ethics. Please visit www.ca-ilg.org to learn more.

Mayors and Council Members Leadership Academy Torch Program

The MCMLA torch program is for elected officials who are seeking continuing education to enhance their own knowledge and skills in order to better serve the public. Each year officials from throughout the state earn recognition as they progress upward through three sequential levels of achievement.

Session Materials

Our goal is to provide exceptional educational experiences, networking opportunities, and innovative tools that will make attendees and their cities more successful. Presentation materials are an important element of the Annual Conference. You can download or print session materials in advance or after the conference for additional resources.

Educational Sessions

Educational sessions at the Annual Conference are offered in a variety of formats and include professional development focused on leadership skills and workable solutions. Targeting a broad audience, sessions concentrate on innovative, evidence-based, and discussion-provoking trends, tools, and best practices. Connecting professional experience and collective understanding, these sessions aim to provide attendees the opportunity to gain practical skills and useful resources.

First Time Attendees

A special presentation to welcome first-time attendees is scheduled for Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. Join us to hear about our organization and how to get the most out of your conference experience.

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credits Available

With support and leadership from the City Attorneys Department, a limited number of sessions will provide Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) presentations for California attorneys. Legal updates will be offered in municipal litigation subject areas: General Municipal Law, Torts and Civil Rights, Labor and Employment, and Land Use and CEQA. Additional timely municipal law topics will be covered, including one hour of MCLE specialty credit. Sessions providing MCLE credit will be noted in the conference program. All conference participants are welcome to attend sessions that offer MCLE credit.

Finance Directors with CPAs can Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

With support and leadership from the Municipal Finance Officers Department, a limited number of sessions are eligible to earn CPEs for those with a California Board of Accountancy (CBA) license. Sessions providing CPE will be noted in the conference program. All conference participants are welcome to attend CPE-earning sessions.

State Mandated Training

Training to meet state requirements on specific ethics laws and principles and workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation will be offered. Understanding Public Service Ethics Laws and Principles (AB 1234 Training) will be available as a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday morning, and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for City Officials (AB 1661/1825 training) will be available Friday morning during the concurrent sessions.

League Partner Sessions

Sessions planned by our League Partners will be scheduled during regular conference times and be designated with special signage and a note in the program. This is an excellent opportunity for Cal Cities members to get to know our Partners in a new way.

City Clerks Workshop

The annual City Clerks Workshop is scheduled on Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. as a pre-conference workshop. The workshop begins with a 30-minute department business meeting followed by a four-hour workshop. CMC/MMC Advanced Education Point accreditation will be available. (Additional registration is required to attend the workshop).

Networking Opportunities

Host City Reception

The City of Sacramento welcomes delegates to the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo. Please join us at the opening night host reception and enjoy a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres. The reception will take place from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Expo Hall.

Caucuses

The Board of Directors has recognized five diversity groups: African American Caucus; Asian Pacific Islander Caucus; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Caucus (LGBTQ); Latino Caucus; and Women’s Caucus. Sign up to join one or more of the Cal Cities’ caucuses. Caucus networking events at the Annual Conference are open to all attendees.

Regional Divisions

Regional Divisions function as Cal Cities’ grassroots advocacy teams. Divisions are staffed locally by public affairs managers to support Cal Cities' goals. Contact your regional public affairs manager for more information about division networking events during the conference. (Additional registration may be required for Regional Division activities).

CitiPAC Leadership Reception

CitiPAC will present its Leadership Reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 22. Join conference attendees for this wonderful event in support of CitiPAC featuring food, beverages, and entertainment.

Organization Meetings

Municipal Departments

Functioning as professional societies with educational and networking opportunities, professional departments play an essential role in forming Cal Cities policy and programs. Discover what your colleagues are working on with Cal Cities by attending the department business meetings scheduled throughout the conference.

General Resolutions Committee

Policy developments is a key part of the Cal Cities legislative process and 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 is July 24. Visit the Policy and Resolutions page for more information.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is an assembly of authorized voting delegates of member cities.  The General Assembly typically convenes in conjunction with the Annual Conference for the purposes described in the Cal Cities bylaws.  This year, the General Assembly will convene to vote on amendments to the Cal Cities bylaws as proposed by the Cal Cities Board of Directors.  The General Assembly may also vote on annual conference resolutions, as detailed further on the policy and resolutions page.

 

Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Session Materials

2021 Session Materials

MCLE Resources

2021 Annual Conference City Attorneys Programming Agenda

Legal Issues:  Social Media; Cannabis
Social Media, First Amendment and Government: New Rules of Engagement 
Speaker: David Mehretu, Meyers Nave

Overview of Cannabis Regulation Guide
Speakers: Lisa Vidra, City Attorney, Culver City
Emilio Camacho, Senior Deputy City Attorney, Sacramento

Report from the Ad Hoc Emergency Response Committee
Speaker: Gregory G. Diaz, Ad Hoc Emergency Response Committee Chair, City Attorney, San Buenaventura


Policy and Legal Considerations in Serving the Unsheltered 
Speakers: Elizabeth L. Atkins, Deputy City Attorney, San Diego
Bridgette Dean, Director, Office of Community Response
Aaron M. Israel, Deputy City Attorney, Sacramento
Andrea M. Velasquez, Deputy City Attorney, Sacramento


Legal Issues: Land Use, CEQA and Surplus Land Act 
Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update
Speaker: William Ihrke, City Attorney, La Quinta, Partner, Rutan & Tucker

Impact of Recent Changes to the Surplus Land Act
Speakers: Erin Lapeyrolerie, Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
Karen Tiedemann, Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
Paper |  PowerPoint


Legal Issues: Design Immunity and Tort and Civil Rights Litigation
The Basics of Design Immunity:  Creating a Paper Trail
Speaker: Robert Ceccon, Shareholder, Richards, Watson & Gershon

Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update
Speaker: Timothy T. Coates, Partner, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland


Legal Issues:  Labor and Employment Law
Labor and Employment Litigation Update
Speaker: Brian P. Walter, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Impacts of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts on Employment Litigation
Speaker: Suzanne Solomon, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore 


Legal Issues:  Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Specialty MCLE)
(MCLE Specialty Credit – Recognition and Elimination of Bia in the Legal Profession and  Society)
Report on the Cal Cities Advancing Equity Advisory Committee
Speaker: Eric S. Casher, City Attorney, Pinole, Meyers Nave

Early Lessons on Setting up a DEI Committee
Speakers: Elena Gerli, Partner, Aleshire & Wynder
Sunny Soltani, Equity Partner, Aleshire & Wynder

Implementing DEI in your City
Speaker: Jason R. Alcala, City Attorney, Livermore

Legal Issues:  Municipal Litigation Update
General Municipal Litigation Update
Speaker: Holly O. Whatley, Assistant City Attorney, South Pasadena, Ojai, Sierra Madre, Shareholder, Colantuono Highsmith Whatley, PC

 

 

Previous Conference Materials

2020 Session Materials

 

2019 Session Materials
  • #MeToo2.0: A Guide to Help Navigate New Workplace Harassment Laws - Tiedemann
  • 2019 Annual Conference Announcement
  • ABC's of Safety, Communications & Large Events - Haupt
  • Achieving an Accurate Count in 2020: Best Practices for Cities - Flournoy
  • Achieving an Accurate Count in 2020: Best Practices for Cities - Garcia
  • Achieving an Accurate Count in 2020: Best Practices for Cities - Jackson
  • Achieving an Accurate Count in 2020: Best Practices for Cities - Thomas
  • Ballot Measure Training Academy - Fairbank
  • Ballot Measure Training Academy- Dahlerbruch
  • Carrots or Sticks? Housing & Land Use in Governor Newsom's Budget
  • City Clerk’s Workshop Through the Lens of a Voter - A Closer Look at Elections- Frasure-Yokley Pt. 1
  • City Clerk’s Workshop Through the Lens of a Voter - A Closer Look at Elections- Frasure-Yokley Pt. 2
  • City Clerk’s Workshop: Through the Lens of a Voter - A Closer Look at Elections - Kelley
  • Civility in the Chambers: Impacts on Employee Attraction & Retention
  • Death, Taxes and Other Unavoidables: A Municipal Finance Update - Colantuono
  • Delivering Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Without Sacrificing Budget - Finkin
  • Delivering Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Without Sacrificing Budget - Leuck
  • Delivering Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Without Sacrificing Budget - Williams
  • Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Officials (AB 1661 Training)
  • Housing for All: Framing a New Conversation About Housing in Your Community - Silva
  • Leading California Cities into the Future - Keisler
  • Let’s Talk Shop: How Are You Managing Adult Use Cannabis - McGurk
  • Manufacturing: The Revenue Source You Forgot You Needed - Schmidt
  • Manufacturing: The Revenue Source You Forgot You Needed - Vazquez
  • Manufacturing: The Revenue Source You Forgot You Needed - Williams
  • Mapping Black California: Sharing Stories of Culture, Comfort, and Circumstance
  • Optimize Government Outcomes by Leveraging Technology - Garg
  • Preserving Community Identity - Bash
  • Re-imagining Modern Policing in California
  • Resiliency in the Midst of Tragedy and Devastation
  • The Hidden Costs of Tackling Homelessness - Barilone
  • The Power of Partnership with Gender Equality - Lichtig
  • The Santa Rosa Story: Housing Crisis to Housing Opportunity - Guhin
  • The Secret to Effective Short-Term Rental Regulations - Binzer
  • The Secret to Effective Short-Term Rental Regulations - Szczurek
  • The Sixth Council Member: Social Media - Smith
  • The Village Movement and Resilient, Age-Friendly Cities - Dickson
  • The Village Movement and Resilient, Age-Friendly Cities - Hall
  • Understanding Public Service Ethics Laws and Principles (AB 1234 Training)
  • Vested Right to Pensions - Has Anything Changed?
  • When Wildfire Strikes- What to Expect and How to Prepare - Carey
  • You Can Do It!: Early Childhood Policies in General Plans - Slade