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

 

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 - Andrew Chou, Mayor Pro Tem, Diamond Bar
Vice President - Bea Dieringer, Council Member, Rolling Hills
Secretary/Treasurer - Ariel Pe, Vice Mayor, Lakewood
Board Director - Ana Maria Quintana, Vice Mayor, Bell
Past President - James R. Bozajian, Council Member, Calabasas
Regional Director - Arroyo Verdugo JPA: Diana Mahmud, Council Member, South Pasadena
Regional Director - Gateway Cities COG: Steve Croft, Mayor, Lakewood
Regional Director - Las Virgenes-Malibu COG: Laura McCorkindale, Mayor, Hidden Hills
Regional Director - San Fernando Valley COG: Marsha McLean, Council Member, Santa Clarita
Regional Director - San Gabriel Valley COG: Margaret Clark, Council Member, Rosemead
Regional Director - South Bay Cities COG: Vacant
Regional Director - Westside Cities COG: Phil Brock, Council Member, 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

Los Angeles County Division May Tracking List

State Budget

Support a General Fund Budget Request for $180 million for Local Assistance Organic Waste Recycling Program Development and Implementation

Legislation

AB 1599 (Kiley) Proposition 47: repeal (as amended 3/9/22). Repeals the changes and additions made by Proposition 47 related to theft and the possession of controlled substances. The bill would become effective upon approval of the voters at the next statewide general election.

Division Position: Support
Status: Assembly Public Safety Reconsideration. Failed passage (4/16/22)


AB 1845 (Calderon) Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: alternative project delivery methods (as amended 3/24/22). AB 1845 authorizes the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) to use alternative project deliver methods for the design and construction of a Regional Recycling Water Program and a limited set of drought-related projects.

Division Position: Support
Status: Assembly Appropriation

AB 1976 (Santiago) Planning and zoning: housing element compliance: very low and lower income households (as amended 3/17/22).   Authorizes the Department of Housing and Community Development to impose administrative penalties upon all cities and counties in the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) that have not rezoned to accommodate 100 percent of the need for housing for the very low and lower income households.  Penalties include a fine of up to $10,000 per day and requires the department to rezone on behalf of the local government.

Division Position: Oppose
Status: Assembly Housing and Community Development- Failed hearing (4/29/22)

AB 1985 (Rivas) Organic waste: list: available products (as introduced 2/10/22). Creates an online database of organic waste products on the market to engage local governments to connect with local farmers and community members seeking their products.

Division Position: Support
Location: Assembly Appropriations Suspense

AB 2097 (Friedman) Residential and commercial development: remodeling, renovations and additions: parking requirements (as introduced 2/14/22). Prohibits a local government from imposing or enforcing a minimum automobile parking requirement on residential, commercial, or other developments, without regard to the development size, if the development is located on a parcel within one-half mile of public transit.

Division Position: Oppose
Status: Assembly Appropriation

SB 15 (Portantino) Housing development: incentives: rezoning of idle retail sites (as amended 5/20/21). SB 1299 enables cities that rezone, build, and certify new occupancy of idle big box retail sites or commercial shopping centers into workforce multi-family housing to receive the average of the annual amount of sales tax revenue generated by that site for the last seven (7) years. The program would be administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development and requires annual appropriation by the legislature. 

Division Position: Co-Sponsor
Status: Assembly Desk

SB 897 ( Wieckowski) Accessory Dwelling Units (as amended 4/18/22).  This measure would make numerous changes to existing ADU law.  Most notably, SB 897 would require local governments to allow ADUs to be constructed with a height of up to 25 feet.

Division Position: Oppose
Status: Assembly Appropriations Suspense

SB 1067 (Portantino) Housing development projects: automobile parking requirements (as amended 4/28/20).  Would significantly restrict parking requirements within one half-mile of public transit if the development meets certain housing affordability requirements. Public transit is defined as 1) a high-quality transit corridor with 15-minute headways; 2) major transit stop — ferry terminal, rapid transit stop, or the intersection of multiple major bus routes with 15-minute headways.

Division Position: Oppose
Status: Senate Appropriations

SB 1186 (Wiener) Medicinal Cannabis (as amended 4/25/22) Restricts local jurisdictions from adopting or enforcing any regulation that prohibits the retail sale by delivery of medicinal cannabis.

Division Position: Oppose
Status: Senate Appropriations

Tracking
SB 679 (Kamlager) Los Angeles County: affordable housing (as amended 8/23/21). Creates the Los Angeles County Affordable Housing Solutions Agency (LACAHSA) Act to increase affordable housing in Los Angeles County by providing for significantly enhanced funding and technical assistance at a regional level for renter protections, affordable housing preservation, and new affordable housing production.

Status: Assembly Housing and Community Development

AB 1603 (Salas) Theft: shoplifting: amount (as introduced 1/3/22). Amends Proposition 47 by reducing the threshold amount for petty theft and shoplifting from $950 to $400.  The bill would become effective upon approval of the voters at the next statewide general election.

Status: Assembly Public Safety. Failed passage (3/22/22)

AB 1597 (Waldren) Shoplifting: increased penalties for prior crimes (as introduced 1/3/22). Reinstates a provision repealed by Proposition 47 that provides that person who has been convicted 3 or more times of petty theft, or other specified crimes and who is subsequently convicted of petty theft is subject to imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year. The bill would become effective upon approvals of the voters in November 2022. 

Status: Assembly Public Safety Reconsideration. Failed passage (4/26/22)

AB 2390 (Muratsuchi) Theft: aggregation of amounts and diversion (as amended 3/17/22). Amends Proposition 47 by authorizing the aggregation of the values of property involved in one or more cases of shoplifting or theft into a single count or charge when the case involves one or more acts of theft or shoplifting, with the sum of the value of all property or merchandise being the value considered when determining the degree of theft. 

Status: Assembly Public Safety. Failed passage (4/26/22)

Ballot Measures

The Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability 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. 

Division Position: Oppose
Status: Circulation

Los Angeles County

Support Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness Governance Report Recommendations.

Contact Your Lawmaker
2512 Artesia Blvd., Suite 320
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)
3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 107
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: (562) 256-7921
 
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (District 18)
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 400
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Phone: (818) 901-5588

700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone: (213) 745-6656

 

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
 
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: (310) 450-0041

Assembly Member Isaac Bryan (District 54)
5601 W. Slauson Avenue, Suite 200
Culver City, CA 90230

Phone: (310) 641-5410

 

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 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 Cristina Garcia (District 58)
8255 Firestone Blvd., Suite 203
Downey, CA 90241
Phone: (562) 861-5803

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 Tom Lackey (District 36)
41301 12th Street West, Suite F
Palmdale, CA 93551
Phone: (661) 267-7636

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

Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian (District 46)
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 300
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Phone: (818) 376-4246

Assembly Member Patrick O'Donnell (District 70)
5000 E. Spring Street, Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: (562) 429-0470

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
 
Valencia, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 286-1565

VACANT (District 62)


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 adopted the following goals for 2022:

  • Support additional funding and other resources that increase the supply of affordable housing.
  • Advocate for increased and equitable allocation of programs, services and funding to address homelessness.
  • Support legislation, policies and funding that would address existing law enforcement challenges relating to the impacts of criminal justice reform efforts.
  • 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.
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

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Lunch During Annual Conference & Expo
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Register HERE

Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:00-8:30 p.m.
All Cities Holiday Reception
The City Club, Los Angeles
Registration Coming Soon

Please note that all event cancellations must be received at least 48 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 

June 2, 2022: General Membership Meeting | Speaker's presentation
Featuring Fernando Guerra and Brianne Gilbert with StudyLA, Loyola Marymount University & Honorable State Senator Steven Bradford

May 18, 2022: County Wide City Managers Meeting

March 3, 2022: General Membership Meeting │ Speaker's presentation
Featuring Douglas Johnson, Rose Institute of State & Local Government, Claremont McKenna College

January 6, 2022: General Membership Meeting
Featuring Adel Hagekhalil, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District and Cindy Silva, President, League of California Cities and Mayor Pro Tem, Walnut Creek


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Contact Staff

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

Guerrero, Kristine
Kristine Guerrero
Regional Public Affairs Manager/Los Angeles County Division Legislative Director
(626) 716-0076

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

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