January 3, 2013 -- Bill Wynder, the City Attorney in Carson and Cypress, was appointed to the League of California Cities’ Policy Committees for 2013. Wynder will serve on the Housing, Community and Economic Development sub-committee. Last week, the League held its first policy committee meetings of 2013. “We feel that our city clients benefit from our service on the League’s policy committees,” Wynder said “because we are able to weigh in on issues that will shape future League policies and benefit our public clients. Without these meetings our influence on the state’s decision making process would be diminished.”
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 April 4-5, 2013 in Pasadena, June 13-14, 2013 in Sacramento and during the League’s annual conference in Sacramento as needed.