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.

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Committee Members

The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments and regional divisions.

Committee Officers

2021 Chair - Bob Whalen, Council Member, Clovis
2021 Vice Chair - Pippin Dew, Council Member, Vallejo
Meeting Agendas and Highlights
The 2021 Public Safety  Policy Committee will meet virtually this year on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, January 14, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 15, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 3, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Managing the Workforce During COVID Roundtable

October 21, 2021 11:00 AM


COVID-19 and its implications on the workforce continue to have troubling affects for many cities throughout California. From labor shortages, protecting workers, vaccine mandates, telework and return to work, navigating these challenges is creating a workforce that’s even more complex to manage. Human Resources Practitioners and all city leaders are being called upon to help support an agile work force that can continue to serve the community. 

Join us and your city colleagues for a Roundtable Discussion on Managing the Workforce during COVID-19 on Thursday, October 21 at 11 a.m. This is a great opportunity for you to discuss the issues you are facing with your peers.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Addressing Labor Shortages
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Testing

Moderated by: LaTanya Bellow; Interim Deputy City Manager, City of Berkeley; Department Director and Immediate Past President, Cal Cities Personnel and Employee Relations Department

Roundtable conversations are member-driven. If you have topics or questions you’d like to discuss at this roundtable, let us know here

Roundtable Discussions are available as an exclusive member benefit and are open to Cal Cities member cities only. Discussions are member-driven and will not be recorded. For more information on Roundtable Discussions, please email Meghan McKelvey. For questions specific to registration, please contact Cal Cities’ Registrar, Megan Dunn.

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Arcidiacono, Elisa
Elisa Arcidiacono
Legislative Representative: Public Safety
(916) 658-8252

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