Los Angeles County

  • The Los Angeles County Division is made up of 86 cities within Los Angeles County and provides members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and share the advantages of cooperative advocacy.  

    It includes:

    • More than 11 million people;
    • 4,500 square miles (one of the nation's largest counties); and
    • More than 550 elected officials.


    Agoura Hills
    Baldwin Park
    Bell Gardens
    Beverly Hills
    Culver City
    Diamond Bar
    El Monte
    El Segundo

    Hawaiian Gardens
    Hermosa Beach
    Hidden Hills
    Huntington Park
    La Canada Flintridge
    La Habra Heights
    La Mirada
    La Puente
    La Verne
    Long Beach
    Los Angeles
    Manhattan Beach
    Monterey Park
    Palos Verdes Estates

    Pico Rivera
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    Redondo Beach
    Rolling Hills
    Rolling Hills Estates
    San Dimas
    San Fernando
    San Gabriel
    San Marino
    Santa Clarita
    Santa Fe Springs
    Santa Monica
    Sierra Madre
    Signal Hill
    South El Monte
    South Gate
    South Pasadena
    Temple City
    West Covina
    West Hollywood
    Westlake Village


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    The division is guided by an executive committee under the leadership of a division president. Elected city officials and professional city staff attend division meetings throughout the year to share what they are doing and advocate for their interests in Sacramento.
    Division members also participate in the development of League policy through representation on:

    • The League Board of Directors;
    • Policy Committees;
    • The Annual Conference Resolution Committee; and
    • The Annual Conference Program Committee.

    2016-2017 Division Officers & Board of Directors

    President: Jess A. Talamantes, Mayor, Burbank
    Vice President: Miguel Canales, Council Member, Artesia
    Secretary/Treasurer: Carolyn Petty, Council Member, Hermosa Beach
    Dvision Director: Jorge Morales, Council Member, South Gate
    Past President: Carol Chen, Council Member, Cerritos
    Regional Director–Arroyo Verdugo Cities: Marina Khubesrian, Council Member, South Pasadena
    Regional Director–Gateway Cities COG: Larry Forester, Council Member, Signal Hill
    Regional Director–Las Virgenes-Malibu COG: Brad Halpern, Mayor Pro Tem, Westlake Village
    Regional DirectorSan Fernando Valley COG: Emily Gabel-Luddy, Council Member, Burbank
    Regional Director–San Gabriel Valley COG: Sam Pedroza, Mayor, Claremont
    Regional Director–South Bay Cities COG: Bea Dieringer, Mayor, Rolling Hills
    Regional Director–Westside Cities COG: Lindsey Horvath, Council Member, West Hollywood
    Regional Director–City of Los Angeles: John Wickham, Chief Legislative Analyst, Los Angeles

    Thank You to Our Division 2016-2017 Affiliate Program Sponsors




    Thank You to Our Division 2016 CITIPAC Sponsors

    Partner Sponsor
    Foundation Sponsors
    Supporter Sponsors
  • State Senate

    Senator Ben Allen (SD26)
    2512 Artesia Blvd., Suite 320, Redondo Beach, CA 90278; (310) 318-6994

    Senator Steven Bradford (SD35)
    222 West 6th Street, Suite 320, San Pedro, CA 90731; (310) 514-8573

    Senator Kevin de León (SD24)
    1808 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; (213) 483-9300

    Senator Ed Hernandez (SD22)
    100 S. Vincent Avenue, Suite 401, West Covina, CA 91790; (626) 430-2499

    Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (SD18)
    6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 400, Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 901-5588

    Senator Ricardo Lara (SD33)
    3939 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 107, Long Beach, CA 90807; (562) 256-7921
    6550 Miles Avenue, Room 214, Huntington Park, CA 90255; (323) 277-4560

    Senator Connie M. Leyva (SD20)
    11780 Central Avenue, Suite 205, Chino, CA 91710; (909) 591-7016
    464 W. 4th Street, Suite 454B, San Bernardino, CA 92401; (909) 888-5360

    Senator Tony Mendoza (SD32)
    17315 Studebaker Rd., Suite 332, Cerritos, CA 90703; (562) 860-3202

    Senator Holly Mitchell (SD30)
    700 State Dr., Suite 113, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 745-6656

    Senator Josh Newman (SD29)
    1800 E. Lambert Rd., Suite 150,  Brea, CA 92821; (714) 671-9474

    Senator Janet Nguyen (SD34)
    10971 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite D, Garden Grove, CA 92843; (714) 741-1034

    Senator Anthony Portantino (SD25)
    1000 North Central Ave., Suite 240, Glendale, CA 91202; (818) 409-0400
    201 East Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773; (909) 599-7351

    Senator Henry Stern (SD27)
    5016 N. Parkway Calabasas, Suite 222, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 876-3352

    Senator Scott Wilk (SD21)
    848 W. Lancaster Blvd., Suite 101, Lancaster, CA 93534; (661) 729-6232
    14343 Civic Dr., First Floor, Victorville, CA 92392; (760) 843-8414
    23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 250, Santa Clarita, CA 91355; (661) 286-1471

    State Assembly

    Assembly Member Dante Acosta (AD38)
    27441 Tourney Road, Suite 160, Valencia, CA 91355; (661) 286-1565

    Assembly Member Richard Bloom (AD50)
    2800 28th Street, Suite 150, Santa Monica, CA 90405; (310) 450-0041

    Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra (AD39)
    302 S. Brand Blvd., Suite 212, San Fernando, CA 91340; (818) 365-2464

    Assembly Member Autumn R. Burke (AD62)
    One Manchester Blvd., Suite 601, Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 412-6400

    Assembly Member Ian C. Calderon (AD57)
    13181 Crossroads Parkway, Suite 160, City of Industry, CA 91746-3497; (562) 692-5858

    Assembly Member Ed Chau (AD49)
    1255 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 306, Monterery Park, CA 91754; (323) 264-4949 

    Assembly Member Phillip Chen (AD55)
    3 Point Drive, Suite 313, Brea, CA 92821; (714) 529-5502

    Assembly Member Matthew Dababneh (AD45)
    6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 306, Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 904-3840

    Assembly Member Laura Friedman (AD43)
    300 East Magnolia Blvd., Suite 504, Burbank, CA 91502; (818) 558-3043

    Assembly Member Cristina Garcia (AD58)
    8255 Firestone Blvd., Suite 203, Downey, CA 90241; (562) 861-5803

    Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson (AD64)
    879 W. 190th St., Suite 920, Gardena, CA 90248; (310) 324-6408

    Assembly Member Jimmy Gomez (AD51)
    1910 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 810, Los Angeles, CA 90026; (213) 483-5151

    Assembly Member Chris Holden (AD41)
    600 Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117, Pasadena, CA 91107; (626) 351-1917
    415 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 124, Claremont, CA 91711; (909) 624-7876

    Assembly Member Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer (AD59)
    700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 744-2111

    Assembly Member Tom Lackey (AD36)
    41319 12th Street West, Suite 105, Palmdale, CA 93551; (661) 267-7636

    Assembly Member Al Muratsuchi (AD66)
    23211 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 200A, Torrance, CA 90505; (310) 375-0691

    Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian (AD46)
    6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 300, Van Nuys, CA 91401; (818) 376-4246

    Assembly Member Patrick O'Donnell (AD70)
    110 Pine Avenue, Suite 804, Long Beach, CA 90802; (562) 495-2915
    461 West 6th Street, Suite 209; San Pedro, CA 90731; (310) 548-6420

    Assembly Member Anthony Rendon (AD63)
    12132 South Garfield Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280; (562) 529-3250

    Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (AD54)
    300 Corporate Pointe, Suite 380, Culver City, CA 90230; (310) 342-1070

    Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez (AD52)
    13160 7th Street, Chino, CA 91710; (909) 902-9606

    Assembly Member Blanca E. Rubio (AD48)
    100 N. Barranca Street, Suite 895, West Covina, CA 91791; (626) 960-4457

    Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (AD53)
    320 West 4th Street, Room 1050, Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 620-4646

  • 2016-17 Los Angeles County Division - Bill List
    as of 3/30/17
    SB 1 (Beall) / AB 1 (Frazier) Transportation Funding. Proposals are expected to generate about $6 billion over a variety of sources: 12 cent increase to the gas tax (SB 1 would ask to phase this increase in over 3 years); Ending the Board of Equalization’s “true up” process on the unreliable price based excise tax on gas;  $38 increase to the vehicle registration fee; $100 vehicle registration fee on zero emission vehicles;  20 cent increase to the diesel excise tax; $300 million from existing cap and trade funds; and $500 million in vehicle weight fees phased in over five years.
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 2 (Atkins) Building Homes and Jobs Act. Provides and ongoing permanent source of funding through at $75 recordation fee on specified real estate documents for affordable and workforce and other housing programs.  The measure would allocate %0% of proceeds to local governments to be used to address housing needs at the local level.  
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 3 (Beall) Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. Authorizes a $3 billion general obligation bond to be authorized by the voters on the November 2018 ballot to fund existing affordable housing programs and infill infrastructure projects.  
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 35 (Wiener) Planning and Zoning: Affordable Housing: Streamlining. Spot bill intended to remove local land use authority when a city is unable to meet  RHNA goals at all income levels.
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 75 (Bates) Violent Felonies. Expands the definitions of “violent felonies” in California Penal Code to include additional crimes deemed to be serious and violent in nature.
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 540 (Roth) Workforce Housing Opportunity Zones. Streamlines the housing approval process by having cities identify Workforce Housing Opportunity Zones and complete up-front planning focused on workforce and affordable housing in areas close to jobs, transit, and that conform to California’s greenhouse gas reduction laws.
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 541 (Allen) Stormwater Guidelines for Schools. Encourages school districts to partner with local municipalities to address stormwater pollution by calling on the State Water Quality Control Board, the State Department of Education and the Office of the State Architect to develop best practices for water capture design standards for all new school construction and reconstruction.
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 589 (Hernandez) MS4 Financial Capability Analysis. Codifies U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 Financial Capability Analysis allowing the state’s Water Quality Control Boards and permittees to consider alternative compliance pathways when communities are addressing the integrated utilities of drinking water, sanitary sewer, flood control, and stormwater programs
    Read the Division Letter

    SB 786 (Mendoza) Alcoholism or Drug Abuse Recovery or Treatment Facilities: Overconcentration. Requires the Department of Health Care Services to notify cities or counties of any application for a license by an adult alcoholism or drug abuse recovery facility within its jurisdiction and allows cities to request denial of the license applied for on the basis of overconcentration, which is defined as having two facilities separated by less than 300 feet.
    Read the Division Letter

    AB 27 (Melendez) Violent Felonies: Sex Offenses. Reclassifies all forms of rape where the felony is committed against a victim incapable of consent as “violent felonies”.
    Read the Division Letter

    AB 1180 (Holden) CA Tire Fee: Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund. Creates the Stormwater Permit Compliance Fund to offer competitive grants for statewide and regional programs that address the effect of metals and contaminants in stormwater runoff.
    Read the Division Letter

    2016-17 Los Angeles County Division - County Issues

    Measure H - County Plan to Prevent & Combat Homelessness. On December 6, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn to place a ten-year ¼ cent sales tax on March 7 Countywide ballot dedicated to preventing Homelessness. The Measure requires a 2/3rd vote of the electorate and is estimated to generate $350 million a year.
    Read the Division Letter

    Los Angeles County Division - Scorecard
    The Division established its Legislative Scorecard in 2011 to communicate information to local elected officials about legislative votes with specific impacts ot local government. The Scorecard is a means for city officials to assess Los Angeles-area legislators towards key local government issues including local control, local revenue and municipal public policy.
    2016 Division Scorecard
  • Upcoming Events

    The Los Angeles County Division holds general membership meetings on the first Thursday during the months of January, March, and May. All General Membership meetings begin with a reception at 6 PM, followed by the meeting (unless otherwise noted).

    Additional Division events include: The Countywide City Managers Meeting in May, The City Economic Development Conference in summer, the Annual Installation Ceremony & Dinner in August, a Division meeting at the Annual Conference in fall, and the All Cities Holiday Reception in December.

    Upcoming Meetings and Events:

    May 4, 2017: New Council Members Governance Workshop
    Program & Meeting: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) Headquarters - 2 Cupania Circle, Monterey Park
    Event Flyer

    May 4, 2017: General Membership Meeting
    Program & Meeting: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) Headquarters - 2 Cupania Circle, Monterey Park
    Register HERE

    May 17, 2017: CITIPAC - VIP Event at West Coast Customs
    Program: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    2101 West Empire Avenue, Burbank
    Event Flyer
    Register HERE

    June 21, 2017: Economic Development Conference
    Program & Meeting: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    The Grand Long Beach - 4101 E. Willow Street, Long Beach

    August 3, 2017: Annual Installation Ceremony & Dinner
    Program & Meeting: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location TBD

    Please note that all event cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to any Division event. "No shows" will be charged the attendance fee. You may e-mail or call Division staff at 626-786-5142 or jquan@cacities.org to cancel your attendance.

    2017 Events - Resources

    March 1, 2017: Informational Briefing on Prop. 64: Local Regulation & Taxation Under the AUMA
    Informational Briefing on Prop. 64 Slides

    2016 Events - Resources

    June 15, 2016: 6th Annual City Economic Development Conference
    Biographies of Presenters/Speakers
    Los Angeles County's Economy in 2016 and Beyond
    Tools for Kick-Starting Economic Revival - B. Haddix
    Tools for Kick-Starting Economic Revival - L. Weislak
    Tools for Kick-Starting Economic Revival - M. McDonald
    Impacts of the Minimum Wage
    Be a Leader in the New Green Economy

    May 18, 2016: Annual Countywide City Managers Meeting
    Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative
    Ethics in the City Management Profession
    Getting the Most Out of Social Media
    ICMA Update

    May 5, 2016: New Council Members Governance Training
    Understanding Your Role & Responsibilites in City Hall
    City Attorney-City Council Member Relationship

    May 5, 2016: General Membership Meeting
    Metropolitan Water District - Briefing on Water Supply Issues
    California Community Foundation - Partnering for Change: Addressing the Homelessness in LA County

    January 26, 2016: Informational Briefing on the Medical Marijuana Regulation & Safety Act
    Informational Briefing on the Medical Marijuana Regulation & Safety Act

    January 7, 2016: General Membership Meeting
    Rise & Fall of Urban Economies - Michael Storper
    Storper Op-Ed: Why San Francisco's way of doing business beat Los Angeles'
    Los Angeles County Proposed EPR Ordinance

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