Mayor Bob Frutos, Vice Mayor Jess Talamantes, and City Clerk Zizette Mullins represented the city of Burbank in Sacramento recently at the League of California Cities’ first policy committee meetings of 2016.
Mayor Frutos serves on the League’s Public Safety Policy Committee, Vice Mayor Talamantes serves on the Administrative Services Policy Committee, and City Clerk Mullins serves on the Community Services Policy Committee, all of which are integral to the League’s policy-making process.
“These meetings provide an opportunity for city officials to learn about statewide proposals affecting California cities and have their voices heard by the League and translated into direct advocacy efforts,” said League Executive Director Chris McKenzie.
There are eight standing League policy committees that evaluate proposed legislation as it relates to existing policy and make recommendations for legislation where the League currently does not have policy.
The League’s policy-making process allows the issues facing California cities to be debated and the organization’s policy directions to be established. Close to 400 city officials serve on the League’s policy committees and add their collective expertise, wisdom and opinions to the policy debate that is the foundation of League policy. The recommendations from the policy committee are forwarded to the League board of directors.
Following the Sacramento meetings in late January, the League’s policy committees will meet April 7-8 in San Diego, June 2-3 in Sacramento and in October during the League’s annual conference in Long Beach as needed.