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File #: 20-0159    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Consideration Designating a Voting Delegate and Alternates to the 2020 League of California Cities Annual Conference; Authorize the Delegate and Alternates Voting Authority on Proposed Resolution(s) Being Considered at the Conference (City Clerk Tamura). a) APPROVE VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATES b) AUTHORIZE VOTING AUTHORITY
Attachments: 1. 2020 Annual League of California Cities Conference Resolutions Packet, 2. Designation of Voting Delegate/Alternates Form

TO:

Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

THROUGH:

Bruce Moe, City Manager

 

FROM:

Liza Tamura, City Clerk

Martha Alvarez, Senior Deputy City Clerk

                     

SUBJECT:Title

Consideration Designating a Voting Delegate and Alternates to the 2020 League of California Cities Annual Conference; Authorize the Delegate and Alternates Voting Authority on Proposed Resolution(s) Being Considered at the Conference (City Clerk Tamura).

a)                     APPROVE VOTING DELEGATE AND ALTERNATES

b)                     AUTHORIZE VOTING AUTHORITY

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Recommended Action

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that the City Council designate Mayor Montgomery as a voting delegate, Mayor Pro Tem Hadley as Alternate No. 1, Councilmember Stern as Alternate No. 2, Councilmember Napolitano as Alternate No.3 and Councilmember Hersman as Alternate No. 4 to the 2020 League of California Cities Annual Conference. Staff further recommends that City Council authorize the chosen Voting Delegate (Mayor Montgomery), and if necessary, Voting Alternates (Mayor Pro Tem Hadley, Councilmember Stern, Councilmember Napolitano and Councilmember Hersman), to vote in the best interest of the City regarding the proposed resolution(s) being considered at the annual League of California Cities (LOCC) Conference, Annual Business Meeting virtually/online on October 9, 2020.

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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Adequate funds are available in the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget for the related costs associated with the annual League of California Cities conference.

 

BACKGROUND:

The League of California Cities provides a variety of training, legislative support, and information to elected and appointed officials, as well as City staff. The League of California Cities will be holding its Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 7 through Friday, October 9, 2020, completely virtual/online. At the Annual Conference, the League conducts its Annual Business Meeting where League Members take action on conference resolutions. These resolutions help guide cities and the League in its efforts to improve the quality, responsiveness, and vitality of local government in California. The League’s bylaws stipulate that each city is entitled to one vote on matters affecting municipal or League policy. The Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020.


DISCUSSION:

It has been the City Council’s past practice to appoint the Mayor as the Primary Voting Delegate and the Mayor Pro Tem as the Alternate Voting Delegate. However, the League of California Cities bylaws authorizes the appointment of additional alternates in order to plan for unforeseen situations (League Bylaw Amendment in 2006). Thus, staff is recommending that the City Council appoint Mayor Montgomery as the City’s Voting Delegate, Mayor Pro Tem Hadley, Councilmember Stern, Councilmember Napolitano and Councilmember Hersman as the City’s Voting Alternates, using the appropriate form attached. Staff also recommends that City Council authorize the Delegate, Mayor Montgomery, and if necessary Alternates Mayor Pro Tem Hadley, Councilmember Stern, Councilmember Napolitano and Councilmember Hersman, to vote in the best interest of the City on League resolutions at the Annual Business Meeting on Friday, October 9, 2020.

 

A full description and analysis of the resolution can be found in the Annual Conference Resolutions Packet.

 

PUBLIC OUTREACH:
After analysis, staff determined that public outreach was not required for this issue.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The City has reviewed the proposed activity for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has determined that there is no possibility that the activity may have a significant effect on the environment; therefore, pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines the activity is not subject to CEQA. Thus, no environmental review is necessary.

LEGAL REVIEW
The City Attorney has reviewed this report and determined that no additional legal analysis is necessary.

 

ATTACHMENTS:
1. Designation of Voting Delegate/Alternates Form

2. 2020 Annual League of California Cities Conference Resolutions Packet