Councilmember Gary Pollard Represents City of Foster City During League of California Cities’ Policy Committee Meetings in Pasadena
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Councilmember Gary Pollard Represents City of Foster City During League of California Cities’ Policy Committee Meetings in Pasadena
For Immediate Release: April 03, 2017
Contact: Dante G. Hall, (650)286-3214, dhall@fostercity.org
Last week, March 30–31, Councilmember Gary Pollard represented the City of Foster City at the League of California Cities' second policy committee meetings of 2017. Councilmember Pollard serves on the Transportation, Communication and Public Works Policy Committee, which is integral to the League's policy-making process.

"I find these meetings enormously beneficial to our City as it allows me to provide input in statewide issues & policy decisions that have a direct impact on the community I represent." said Councilmember Pollard.  

"These meetings are a great way for city officials to learn about legislative proposals affecting cities and offers an opportunity for individual cities to have their voices heard by the League and translated into direct advocacy efforts." said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.   

There are seven standing League policy committees including: 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 allows city officials to debate the issues facing California 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-making process. The recommendations from the policy committee are forwarded to the League board of directors.  

Following the April meetings in Ontario, the League's policy committees will meet June 8-9 in Sacramento and in September during the League's annual conference in Sacramento as needed.  

For more information on the League's policy development process please visit its website at www.cacities.org/polcomm

Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.

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