Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles 2020


We are pleased to present the 2020 edition of the League of California Cities Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles. The original document was prepared in 1997 by researching and summarizing policy guidelines and positions on legislation adopted by the League, as well as League Annual Conference resolutions.

The 2020 edition was developed with the assistance of the seven standing League policy committees and the League Board of Directors to ensure that the content accurately reflects existing League policy. The contents reflect policy changes adopted by the League through February 2020, following the review of League positions on legislation and annual conference resolutions. This document is posted on the League’s website in its entirety, as well as relevant sections on individual policy committee pages.

The Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles is intended to be a living reference, updated biennially, to reflect changes to League policy. The League uses the publication as a reference tool when reviewing legislation that is introduced to determine how it relates to existing League policy. The document can also be of assistance in better understanding League policy and positions on state and federal legislation. We encourage cities to use this publication as a guide as they respond to legislation introduced at the state and federal levels that impact cities.

We hope you will find the publication useful in your city’s involvement in the legislative process and the League. Please do not hesitate to relay any comments you may have about this reference guide to Melanie Perron, Deputy Executive Director, Advocacy and Public Affairs, at Your suggestions are always welcome.

Carolyn Coleman
Executive Director
League of California Cities

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