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 24.
This year, Cal Cites received two resolutions for consideration. The 2021 Annual Conference Resolutions Packet is available here.
The 2021 Policy Committee Recommendations to the General Resolutions Committee are available here.
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.
For more information, please contact Meg Desmond.
2021 Resolutions Calendar and Deadlines
Before the Conference
Friday, August 6: General resolutions distributed to city officials and posted on the League Web site.
Wednesday, September 15: Policy committees will meet virtually to review general resolutions and make recommendations to the General Resolutions Committee on resolutions assigned to each committee.
Housing, Community and Economic Development
At the Conference
Existing Policy and Guiding Principles
The Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles publication helps determine if Cal Cities will support or oppose new legislation. Updated biennially, the 2020 edition was developed with the assistance of the seven standing policy committees and the board of directors. The document may also be used as a guide by cities when responding to legislation. Read the Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles.