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Mayor Appointed To League Of California Cities Committee

Post Date:02/06/2020 2:40 PM

Osborne will help develop recommendations on state legislation

LOMPOC, CA, Feb. 6, 2020 – Mayor Jenelle Osborne recently represented the City of Lompoc in Sacramento at the League of California Cities’ first policy committee meetings of 2020 to develop recommendations on state legislation affecting cities. 

Osborne was appointed this year to the Transportation, Communications and Public Works Policy Committee through the League’s open application process for city leaders. The one-year appointment for 2020 marks the mayor’s first time serving on a League of California Cities (LOCC) policy committee. 
Osborne said that being a part of the discussion on state policies is important in advocating for the needs of Lompoc. 

”Since Lompoc is on Highway 1, the city needing a great deal of public work and infrastructure improvements,” she continued. “Our businesses and residents would benefit from additional broadband options, and it is important to be on this policy committee and part of the larger voice that is the League of California Cities addressing the state legislature.”

The League has seven standing policy committees: Community Services; Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations; Environmental Quality; Housing, Community and Economic Development; Public Safety; Revenue and Taxation; and Transportation, Communications and Public Works. These committees 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 provides a platform to debate the issues facing California cities and direction to the organization with policy recommendations. More than 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 committees are forwarded to the League board of directors. 

Following the January meetings in Sacramento, the League’s policy committees are scheduled for April 2-3 in Anaheim, June 4-5 in South San Francisco, and Oct. 7 during the League’s annual conference in Long Beach.
For more information on the League’s policy development process please visit: www.cacities.org/polcomm.

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