Policy Committee presidential appointment applications open through Nov. 19

Nov 3, 2021

The League of California Cities is accepting presidential appointment applications for all seven policy committees now through Nov. 19, 2021. Per Cal Cities policy, members must first request a policy committee appointment through their Caucus, Department, or Division president. If you did not secure an appointment through that process, you may then request a presidential appointment by completing this form.

Policy committees are critical to Cal Cities’ advocacy efforts, as they shape and steer legislation and policy. Each committee meets at least three times annually — typically in January/February, April, June, and as necessary at the League of California Cities Annual Conference and Expo. Committee recommendations are forwarded to the Cal Cities Board of Directors for final review and approval.

To reflect the state’s diverse communities and perspectives, officials from all regions are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants will be reviewed on their experience and policy awareness. Applications must be submitted online.

A brief summary of each committee is below:

  • Community Services: Reviews issues related to childcare, parks and recreation, libraries, emergency/disaster preparation and response, cultural arts, and community and human services programs.
  • Environmental Quality: Reviews issues related to air, water and water quality, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), solid waste and recycling, hazardous materials, coastal issues, utilities, and wildfires.
  • Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations: Reviews issues related to transparency, technology (open data), healthcare, elections and political reform, pension and workers compensation reform, and other labor-related issues.
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development: Reviews issues related to general plans and zoning, housing, homelessness, rent control, land use regulation, and development fees.
  • Public Safety: Reviews issues related to law enforcement, fire and life safety policies, including emergency communications, and emergency services, such as ambulance and disaster preparedness.
  • Revenue and Taxation: Reviews issues related to finance administration, taxation reform, revenue needs, and revenue sources at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Transportation, Communication, and Public Works: Reviews issues related to transportation planning, technology, funding, construction, public works, telecommunications, and other related areas.

For more information, please contact Meg Desmond, associate manager, legislative administration.