Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles 2022


We are pleased to present the 2022 edition of the League of California Cities Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles. In a process that continues today, the document was first prepared in 1997 by researching and summarizing policy guidelines and positions on legislation adopted by Cal Cities, as well as Cal Cities Annual Conference resolutions.

The 2022 edition was developed with the input of the seven Cal Cities policy 
committees and Cal Cities Board of Directors to ensure that the content accurately reflects existing Cal Cities policy. The content reflects policy changes adopted by Cal Cities through February 2022, following the review of Cal Cities positions on legislation and annual conference resolutions. The document is posted on Cal Cities 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 Cal Cities policy. Cal Cities uses the publication as a reference tool when reviewing legislation that is introduced to determine how it relates to existing Cal Cities policy. We also encourage cities to use this publication as a guide as they consider positions on legislation introduced at the state and federal levels that would impact cities.

We hope you will find the publication useful in your city’s involvement in the legislative process and Cal Cities advocacy. Please do not hesitate to relay any comments you may have about this reference guide to me or Melanie Perron, Deputy Executive Director, Advocacy and Public Affairs, at mperron@calcities.orgYour feedback is always welcome.

Carolyn Coleman
Executive Director and CEO
League of California Cities

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