Councilmember Gary Pollard Represents Foster City at League of California Cities' Policy Committee Meetings in Sacramento
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Councilmember Gary Pollard Represents Foster City at League of California Cities' Policy Committee Meetings in Sacramento
For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016
Contact: 'Andra Lorenz, Management Analyst, (650) 286-3215, alorenz@fostercity.org
Last week, January 21, 2016, Councilmember Gary Pollard represented the City of Foster City in Sacramento at the League of California Cities' first policy committee meetings in 2016. Pollard serves on the Transportation, Communications and Public Works Committee which is integral to the League's policy-making process.

The League of California Cities works to ensure that the cities in California have a say in legislation that will affect our budgets and shape future policies. "As a member of the Transportation, Communications and Public Works committee, I speak up for Foster City and our region on infrastructure topics of direct importance to our residents and businesses," said Councilmember Gary Pollard. "Foremost among the important topics at last week's meeting was funding to maintain quality roadways, which everyone uses on a daily basis and which is integral to moving people and goods through the region."

"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 including Administrative Services, Community Services, Employee 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 related 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 January meetings in Sacramento, the League's policy committees will meet again in April, June and October 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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