Media Advisory: Senate pro Tem Toni Atkins and other Legislators to Address City Officials in Sacram

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Eva Spiegel, (916) 658-8228
Apr. 16, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

Media Advisory: Senate pro Tem Toni Atkins and other Legislators to Address City Officials in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 18 during the League of California Cities Legislative Action Day

Housing and Transportation among Top Issues


Hundreds of city officials from throughout the state will be in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 18 for the League’s annual Legislative Action Day. The day focuses on policy and budget briefings from League staff and legislative leaders. Priorities for cities include ensuring that developers’ profits are not put ahead of community-based planning, addressing the homelessness crisis, rising pension costs, funding disaster preparedness and protecting transportation funds. City officials will also hear updates about several ballot measures of importance to cities including Propositions 68, 69 and 72 as well as an initiative that would threaten cities ability to generate revenues to support local services.  
 
Details:
 
10:00–11:30 a.m., Sacramento Convention Center, Room 202
 
Welcome by League President and South San Francisco Council Member, Rich Garbarino
 
Briefing by League legislative representatives on priority issues
 
Legislator updates from:
  • Senate pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego);
  • Senate Majority Leader Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel); and
  • Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), chair of the Assembly Local Government Committee.
 
11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Capitol Visits by City Officials Meeting with Legislators
 
4:00–5:00 p.m., Sacramento Convention Center, Room 202
 
Legislative Panel Discussion: Addressing Housing and Homelessness Sacramento Convention Center  
  • Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee;
  • Assembly Member David Chiu (D-San Francisco), chair of the Assembly Housing Committee;
  • Assembly Member Mike Bloom (D-Santa Monica); and
  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg).
 
Legislative Action Day will be followed on Thursday by the League’s April board of directors meeting also in Sacramento.

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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