Vice Mayor Gary Pollard Represents Foster City During League of California Cities’ Policy Committee Meetings in Sacramento
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Vice Mayor Gary Pollard Represents Foster City  During League of California Cities’  Policy Committee Meetings in Sacramento
For Immediate Release: January 23, 2018
Contact: Jennifer Phan, Management Analyst, (650) 286-3223,
On January 18, Vice Mayor Gary Pollard represented the City of Foster City in Sacramento at the League of California Cities' first policy committee meetings of 2018. Vice Mayor Pollard serves on the Transportation, Communication and Public Works Policy Committee, which is integral to the League's policy-making process. Appointed for the Peninsula division, this would be the second year in which Vice Mayor Pollard has served on this policy committee.   

"My City benefits from the League's policy committees because we can discuss issues that will affect our budgets and shape future policies. Without these meetings, our influence on the state's decisions would be greatly diminished," said Vice Mayor Pollard.  

"We appreciate our local leaders for their service and value their contributions to the League's advocacy efforts by serving on a League policy committee. Because of their dedication, the League is able to demonstrate a strong unified voice in the Capitol when advocating on issues that have a great impact on city services and their communities." said League Executive Director Carolyn Coleman.  

The League has seven standing League policy committees:
  1. Community Services;
  2. Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations;
  3. Environmental Quality;
  4. Housing, Community and Economic Development;
  5. Public Safety;
  6. Revenue and Taxation; and
  7. 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 the issues facing California cities to be debated and the organization's policy directions to be established. Approximately 350 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 on April 12-13 in Pomona, on June 7-8 in Sacramento, and in September during the League's Annual Conference in Long Beach as needed.  

For more information on the League's policy development process please visit its website at  

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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Foster City, CA 94404
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