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.
Current Action in the Legislature
Resources for Cities
by Public Safety Issue
- Cal Cities Cannabis resource page
- Western City –What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act
- Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC)
- BCC Statewide Public Information Program “Get #weedwise”
- California Cannabis Portal for Commercial Cannabis
- California Department of Public Health “Let’s Talk Cannabis”
- California Department of Public Health, Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
- Governor's Office of Planning and Research CEQA Clearinghouse
- CEQA Exemptions for Disaster Recovery Efforts
- Tips on Land Use Decisions - CEQA Overview (ILG)
- Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Part of CEQA Process: A Local Official’s Guide (ILG)
- Western City – Preparing for the Drone Age in your City: Potential Benefits and Issues
- Unmanned Aircraft System (Drones) in California State Parks
- No Drone Zone California State Parks
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Integration Pilot Program
- FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems
- FAA Drone Public Safety Resources
The committee's membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Cal Cities professional departments and regional divisions.
- 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 AMRegister
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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Legislative Representative: Public Safety