The Los Angeles County Division is made up of 86 cities within Los Angeles County and provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and share the advantages of cooperative advocacy. It includes more than 11 million people, stretches 4,500 square miles — making it one of the nation's largest counties — and is led by more than 550 elected officials.

 

Division Cities

  • Agoura Hills
  • Alhambra
  • Arcadia
  • Artesia
  • Avalon
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • Bellflower
  • Beverly Hills
  • Bradbury
  • Burbank
  • Calabasas
  • Carson
  • Cerritos
  • Claremont
  • Commerce
  • Compton
  • Covina
  • Cudahy
  • Culver City
  • Diamond Bar
  • Downey
  • Duarte
  • El Monte
  • El Segundo
  • Gardena
  • Glendale

  • Glendora
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Hawthorne
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Hidden Hills
  • Huntington Park
  • Industry
  • Inglewood
  • Irwindale
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • La Habra Heights
  • La Mirada
  • La Puente
  • La Verne
  • Lakewood
  • Lawndale
  • Lomita
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Lynwood
  • Malibu
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Maywood
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey Park
  • Norwalk
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Paramount

  • Pasadena
  • Pico Rivera
  • Pomona
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redondo Beach
  • Rolling Hills
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Rosemead
  • San Dimas
  • San Fernando
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • Santa Clarita*
  • Santa Fe Springs
  • Santa Monica
  • Sierra Madre
  • Signal Hill
  • South El Monte
  • South Gate
  • South Pasadena
  • Temple City
  • Torrance
  • Vernon
  • Walnut
  • West Covina
  • West Hollywood
  • Westlake Village
  • Whittier

*Nonmember city

Division Officers/ Members

The division is guided by an executive committee under the leadership of a division president. Elected city officials and professional city staff attend division meetings throughout the year to share what they are doing and advocate for their interests in Sacramento. Division members also participate in the development of Cal Cities policy through representation on:

  • The Cal Cities Board of Directors;
  • Policy committees;

Division Officers

President - Bea Dieringer, Council Member, Rolling Hills
Vice President - Michael Cao, Mayor Pro Tem, Arcadia
Secretary/Treasurer - Vacant
Board Director - James R. Bozajian, Council Member, Calabasas
Past President - Andrew Chou, Council Member, Diamond Bar
Regional Director - Arroyo Verdugo JPA: Konstantine Anthony, Council Member, Burbank
Regional Director - Gateway Cities COG: Brenda Olmos, Council Member, Paramount
Regional Director - Las Virgenes-Malibu COG: Laura McCorkindale, Council Member, Hidden Hills
Regional Director - San Fernando Valley COG: Nick Schultz, Mayor, Burbank
Regional Director - San Gabriel Valley COG: Margaret Clark, Mayor Pro Tem, Rosemead
Regional Director - South Bay Cities COG: Britt Huff, Council Member, Rolling Hills Estates
Regional Director - Westside Cities COG: Phil Brock, Mayor, Santa Monica
Regional Director - City of Los Angeles: John Wickham, Chief Legislative Analyst, Los Angeles
County Boards, Commissions, and Task Forces
The Division serves as the appointing authority for a number of Los Angeles County boards, commissions, and task forces including:

  • Commission on Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Commission on Local Governmental Services
  • Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee
  • Emergency Medical Services Commission
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority Technical Advisory Committee
  • Solid Waste Management Committee/Integrated Waste Management Task Force
Legislative Advocacy

2023-24 Legislative Platform

The Los Angeles County Division (Division) recognizes the need for an active and timely county, state, and federal advocacy program to protect the interest of cities throughout Los Angeles County. As a subunit of the League of California Cities (Cal Cities), the Division relies on Cal Cities’ Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles as the primary tool for a focused advocacy strategy for the Division’s Board of Directors and staff.

The Division’s Legislative Platform is intended to help direct staff, in consultation with the Division President and Vice President, to act on a time-sensitive issue when the Division’s Executive board is unable to meet. The Legislative Platform is not exhaustive of all issue areas of relevance to the Division and is not intended to supplant the deliberative role and actions of the Division’s Legislative Committee.

2024 Public Safety Policy Principles

The Division’s Board of Directors, building on the Division’s 2024 Strategic Priority to “Support legislation, policies, funding and other resources that would improve public safety and address law enforcement challenges,” adopted policy principles related to organized retail theft. These principles will enable the Division to respond to the flood of bills from the Legislature and Governor on organized retail theft and other public safety matters.

Retail theft 

Fentanyl

Reforms related to conditions that negatively impact community safety and law enforcement public safety efforts

 

2024 Budget Requests

Support $3 billion in ongoing funding to increase housing supply and reduce homelessness.

2024 Ballot Measures

Oppose The Taxpayer Deception Act, Initiative No. 21-0042A1. Limits voters’ input, adopts new and stricter rules for raising taxes and fees, and makes it more difficult to hold state and local law violators accountable. 

2024 State Legislation

Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations

Support AB 817 (Pacheco) Local government: open meetings, as amended 5/29/24. Provides a narrow exemption under the Ralph M. Brown Act for non-decision-making legislative bodies currently governed by Act, such as advisory bodies and commissions, to participate in two-way virtual teleconferencing without posting physical location of members.
Status: Senate Local Government

Housing and Homelessness

Oppose SB 1037 (Wiener) Planning and zoning: housing element: enforcement, as amended 6/13/24. Allows the Attorney General to take legal action against a city and seek fines up to $50K a month for failure to adopt a compliant housing element or if the city does not follow state laws that require ministerial approval of certain housing projects.
Status: Assembly Appropriations

Oppose AB 1886 (Alvarez) Housing Element Law: substantial compliance: Housing Accountability Act, as amended 6/11/24. Current law allows cities to “self-certify” their housing element or take the issue to court and have a judge make the final determination of substantial compliance. AB 1886 eliminates self-certification for the purpose of what it means to have a housing element “in substantial compliance with the law.”
Status: Senate Appropriations

Oppose Unless Amended AB 3093 (Ward) Land use: housing element: streamlined multifamily housing, as amended 6/17/24.  Requires local governments to account for the housing needs of people experiencing homelessness in their housing elements without funding to develop the plan, implement strategies, or support the construction of affordable housing.
Status: Senate Housing

Public Safety

Support SB 21 (Umberg) Controlled Substances, as amended 5/02/24. Requires a court to provide a written advisory to a person convicted of selling fentanyl notifying the person of the danger of selling or administering illicit drugs and counterfeit pills and of the potential future criminal liability if another person dies as a result of that person’s actionsIt will also require that a fentanyl-related defendant be referred to drug court or drug treatment programs.
Status: Assembly Rules

Support SB 905 ( Wiener) Crimes: theft from a vehicle, as amended 6/20/24. Makes forcible entry into a vehicle with the intent to commit theft or a felony a crime punishable by up to one year in a county jail. Further this bill would make the possession of stolen property with the intent to resell that property a crime punishable as a misdemeanor or a felony if the value of the property is higher than $950 therein a crime punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year or imprisonment in a county jail for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years.
Status: Assembly Second Reading

Support SB 1262 (Archuleta) Crimes. Supervised release, as amended 5/16/24. Seeks reforms to supervised release protocols and ensures that the Board of Parole has a full picture of a potential parolee’s history.
Status: Assembly Public Safety

Support SB 1416 (Newman) Sentencing enhancements: sale, exchange, or return of stolen property, as amended 6/20/24. Creates a sentencing enhancement for selling, exchanging, returning for value, or attempting any of those actions with property that was acquired through one or more acts of theft from a retail business.
Status: Assembly Second Reading

Oppose AB 1725 (McCarty) Law enforcement settlements and judgements: reporting, as amended 6/5/24. Requires cities and counties to post financial details about law enforcement use-of-force settlements and judgments on their internet websites, including how much each settlement cost and how the state and municipalities will pay for each settlement.
Status: Senate Appropriations Suspense

Support AB 1960 (Rivas, R) Sentencing enhancements: property loss, as amended 6/20/24. Creates sentencing enhancements for taking, damaging, or destroying property during the commission of a felony.
Status:
Senate Third Reading

Support AB 1990 (Carrillo) Criminal procedure: arrests: shoplifting, as amended 4/16/24. Allows police officers to make warrantless arrests for misdemeanor shoplifting offenses not committed in the presence of law enforcement.
Status: Senate Public Safety

Support  AB 2045 (Hoover) Controlled substances: fentanyl trafficking penalties. Authorizes a sentencing enhancement for a defendant convicted of using, inducing, or employing a minor to transport or possess fentanyl, where the defendant knew the substance in question contained fentanyl.
Status: Assembly Appropriations Suspense-Dead

Support AB 2309 (Muratsuchi/Pacheco) City attorney: state law: misdemeanor, as amended 6/19/24. Allows city attorneys to prosecute any misdemeanor committed within their city provided that their city council passes an ordinance granting prosecutorial authority to the city attorney.
Status: Senate Public Safety

Support AB 2336 (Villapudua) Controlled substances: armed possession: fentanyl. Makes it a felony for a person to be in possession of a substance containing fentanyl while armed with a loaded and operable firearm. This felony is punishable by a state prison term of two, three, or four years.
Status: Assembly Appropriations Suspense-Dead

Support if Amended AB 2943 (Zbur) Crimes Shoplifting, as amended 6/20/24. Enacts the California Retail Theft Reduction Act, which contains multiple provisions pertaining to shoplifting, grand theft, criminal deprivation of a retail business opportunity, and theft-related probation and diversion.
Status: Senate Appropriations

Support AB 3171 (Soria) Controlled substances: fentanyl, as amended 4/30/24. Increases the penalties for offenses involving more than 28.35 grams of fentanyl or a fentanyl analog.
Status: Assembly Appropriations Suspense-Dead

Transportation, Communications and Public Works

Support AB 761 (Friedman) Local finance: enhanced infrastructure financing districts, as amended 5/21/24. Extends the statutory period of available Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFD) tax increment from 45 years to 75 years for districts created to fund zero-emission transit projects in Los Angeles County with federal financing through Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans.
Status: Senate Third Reading

Support AB 1869 (McKinnor) Outdoor Advertising Displays: City of Hawthorne. Allows the City of Hawthorne to promote city services, businesses and community activities through digital advertising displays or “municipal message centers” operating within its city boundaries as “on-premises” displays.
Status: Dead, failed deadline

Oppose AB 2997 (McKinnor) Telephone corporations: carriers of last resort: tariffs, as amended 6/10/24. Allows a Carrier of Last Resort (COLR) to relieve itself of those responsibilities upon written notification to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) without providing a replacement service with the same affordability and reliability standards.
Status: Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications

2024 Federal Legislation

Support H.R. 1201 (Napolitano) Increasing Behavioral Treatment Act. Removes the Institutions for Mental Disease Medicaid restrictions which currently prohibit a psychiatric hospital or other residential family with more than 16 beds from receiving federal reimbursement for services provided to adults within that facility. In Los Angeles County, this exclusion has inadvertently limited facility capacity and contributed to a shortage of mental health beds. 

Oppose H.R. 6859 (Kamlager-Dove) Gabrielino/Tongva Nation Recognition Act of 2023. Circumvents the current Federal Tribal Recognition process, bypassing the requirement for the Secretary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to review impacts to local governments and eliminates opportunities for local jurisdictions to provide comments on any positive or negative public safety, environmental or other impacts to their communities.

2024 Regulatory

Request to reject AT&T application to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to withdraw its Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Designation and relief from its Carrier of Last Resort Obligation (COLR).
Status: CPUC Proposal Rejecting ATTs Request to Withdraw as Carrier of Last Resort

Updated 6/24/24

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    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    Phone: (310) 318-6994
     
    12501 Imperial Hwy., Suite 110
    Norwalk, CA 90650
    Phone: (562) 406-1001
     

    Senator Steven Bradford (District 35)
    1 Manchester Boulevard, Suite 600
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    Phone: (310) 412-6120

    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Phone: (213) 483-9300

    Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (District 33)
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    Long Beach, CA 90807
    Phone: (562) 256-7921

     

    101 West Mission Boulevard, Suite 111
    Pomona, CA 91766
    Phone: (909) 469-1110
     
    Senator Josh Newman (District 29)
    203 N. Harbor Boulevard
    Fullerton, CA 92832
    Phone: (714) 525-2342

    Senator Anthony Portantino (District 25)
    601 East Glenoaks, Suite 210
    Glendale, CA 91207
    Phone: (818) 409-0400

    Senator Susan Rubio (District 22)
    100 South Vincent Avenue, Suite 401
    West Covina, CA 91790
    Phone: (626) 430-2499

    Senator Henry Stern (District 27)
    5016 North Parkway Calabasas, Suite 222
    Calabasas, CA 91302
    Phone: (818) 876-3352

    Senator Scott Wilk (District 21)
    848 West Lancaster Blvd., Suite 101
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    Phone: (661) 729-6232

    Assembly Member Lisa Calderon (District 57)
    13181 Crossroads Parkway, Suite 160
    City of Industry, CA 91746
    Phone: (562) 692-5858

    2512 Artesia Blvd., Suite 320
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278
    Phone: (310) 318-6994
     
    Brea, CA 92821

    Phone: (714) 529-5502

    Assembly Member Mike Fong (District 49)
    1255 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 216
    Monterey Park, CA 91754

    Phone: (323) 264-4949

    Assembly Member Isaac Bryan (District 54)
    5601 W. Slauson Avenue, Suite 200
    Culver City, CA 90230
    Phone: (310) 641-5410

     

    Assembly Member Laura Friedman (District 43)
    300 East Magnolia Blvd., Suite 504
    Burbank, CA 91502
    Phone: (818) 558-3043
     
    Assembly Member Jesse Gabriel (District 45)
    20750 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 101
    Woodland Hills, CA 91364
    Phone: (818) 364-4521

    Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson (District 64)
    879 W. 190th Street, Suite 920
    Gardena, CA 90248
    Phone: (310) 324-6408

    Assembly Member Chris Holden (District 41)
    600 Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    Phone: (626) 351-1917
     
    Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (District 44)
    2301 East Daily Drive, Suite 200
    Camarillo, CA 93010
    Phone: (805) 482-1904

    Los Angeles, CA 90037
    Phone: (213) 744-2111

    Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (District 66)
    3424 W. Carson Street, Suite 450
    Torrance, CA 90503
    Phone: (310) 375-0691

    Assembly Member Anthony Rendon (District 63)
    4909 Lakewood Boulevard, Suite 400
    Lakewood, CA 90712
    Phone: (562) 529-3250

    Assembly Member Luz Rivas (District 39)
    9300 Laurel Canyon Blvd., First Floor
    Arleta, CA 91331
    Phone (818) 504-3911

    Chino, CA 91710
    Phone: (909) 902-9606

    Assembly Member Blanca E. Rubio (District 48)
    100 North Barranca Street, Suite 895
    West Covina, CA 91791
    Phone: (626) 960-4457

    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    Phone: (213) 620-4646

    Senator Caroline Menjivar (District 20)
    District Office: 6150 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 400
    Van Nuys, CA 91401
    Phone: (818) 901-5588

    Senator Janet Nguyen (District 36)
    District Office:301 Main Street, Suite 212
     Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Phone: (714) 374-4000

    Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (District 23)
    District Office: 1758 Orange Tree Lane, Suite B
    Redlands, CA 92374
    Phone: (909) 335-0271

    Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (District 28)
    District Offices: 700 Exposition Park Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 745-6656
    3870 Crenshaw Boulevard, Suite 229/230
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
    Phone: (323) 291-0311

    Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo (District 52)
    District Office: 1910 West Sunset Boulevard, Suite 810
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    Phone: (213) 483-5252

    Assembly Member Josh Lowenthal (District 69)
    District Office: 5000 East Spring Street, Suite 550
     Long Beach, CA 90815
    Phone: (562) 429-0470

    Assemblymember Tina McKinnor (District 61)
    District Office: One Manchester Boulevard, Suite 601
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    Phone: (310) 412-6400

    Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (District 67)
    District Office: 4 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 120
    La Palma, CA 90623
    Phone: (714) 521-6713

    Assembly Member Pilar Schiavo (District 40)
    District Office: 27441 Tourney Road, Suite 240
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    Phone: (661) 286-1565

    Assembly Member Rick Chavez Zbur (District 51)
    District Office: 1445 North Stanley Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Phone: (323) 436-5184

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    Strategic Priorities

    The Division's Board of Directors meet every fall to review the previous year’s accomplishments and adopt strategic goals for the following year.

    The Board of Directors identified 2024 Division Strategic Priorities

    • Support legislation, policies, funding and other resources that would improve public safety and address law enforcement challenges.
    • Support adequate state funding and other resources to increase the required supply of affordable housing and its required infrastructure.
    • Advocate for direct and equitable ongoing funding and other resources to address homelessness.
    • Support legislation and policies that protect and preserve local decision-making authority over land use, housing, and other matters traditionally reserved for cities. Oppose unfunded mandates and seek funding for prior unfunded mandates. ed these Division Strategic Priorities for 2024:

    The Board of Directors also identified Long Range Operational Priorities:

    • Outreach to federal, state and county representatives, specifically newly-elected and those officials in leadership.
    • Encourage Los Angeles County Division city officials to apply for Cal Cities’ leadership positions and other related committee appointments to reflect the region’s population and influence.
    • Provide educational and training opportunities for Los Angeles County Division city officials on effective legislative outreach and advocacy.
    • Communicate and share value of Cal Cities and Division resources.
    Division Scorecard
    The Division established its Legislative Scorecard in 2011 to communicate information about legislative votes and their specific impacts to local government. The Scorecard is a way for city officials to assess Los Angeles-area legislators on key local government issues, including local control, local revenue, and municipal public policy.
    Division Sponsors
    Southern CA Edison
    Primary 1989 Highest Resolution

    Division Meetings / Events

     

    About Division Meetings
    The Los Angeles County Division holds general membership meetings at various times throughout the year. All General Membership meetings begin with a reception at 6 PM, followed by the meeting unless otherwise noted.

    Additional Division events include the Countywide City Managers Meeting, the Annual Installation Ceremony & Dinner, a Division meeting at the Annual Conference, and the All Cities Holiday Reception. Additional trainings and briefings are held as needed.
    Upcoming Division Meetings

    Thursday, August 1, 2024
    6:00-8:30 p.m.
    Annual Installation Ceremony & Dinner
    Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia
    Register HERE

    Wednesday, October 16, 2024
    11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
    Lunch during Annual Conference
    Hyatt Regency, Long Beach
    Register HERE

    Wednesday, December 11, 2024
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Annual All Cities Holiday Reception
    California Club, Los Angeles

    Please note that all event cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to any Los Angeles County Division event. "No shows" will be charged the attendance fee. You may e-mail or call Division staff to cancel your attendance.

    Past Division Meetings Resources 

    Division Newsletter

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    Upcoming Events

    August 6, 2024 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    Prop 1 Implementation

    Conference

    October 16-18, 2024
    Annual Conference and Expo

    Seminar

    December 11-13, 2024
    City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar

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    Contact Staff


    Jennifer Quan
    Regional Public Affairs Manager, Los Angeles County Division
    (626) 786-5142


    Jeff Kiernan
    Regional Public Affairs Manager, Los Angeles County Division
    (310) 630-7505

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