President's Message

Dear CCCA Friends,

On Saturday, July 22, the CCCA Executive Board met at Lakewood City Hall for our annual Strategic Planning Session. The board set numerous goals for the 2017-2018 term, including increasing our county legislative advocacy efforts, enhancing engagement with both new member cities and elected officials, holding a CCCA City Manager Summit and enhancing our Associate Member benefits, to list a few. I want to thank Jeff Woods, councilmember from Lakewood and CCCA Executive Board member for hosting us.

Our 2017-2018 strategic goals are meant to help guide our association over the next year and beyond. To view the list of our 2017-2018 goals, please click here.

Summer has been a busy time for Executive Board and Staff. Plans are underway for the upcoming Fall Education Summit in Lake Arrowhead. It will be an idyllic setting on the beautiful backdrop of the lake. Informative sessions are being planned for Saturday, as well as activities to experience the picturesque mountain environment. Learn more here:

Next week, on August 16, we are holding our monthly Board Meeting at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia. The traditional annual event is sponsored by the LA County Sheriff Department and should be a good and informative meeting.  Please plan on attending.

Staff and our Legislative Committee have also been hard at work on two legislative items: SB 268 (Mendoza) and opposing SB 649 (Hueso). Our Legislative Analyst Ilissa Gold has provided an update on these two priority matters in this newsletter. Meanwhile, we also fought hard for SB 786 (Mendoza) to address concentration of sober living homes in residential neighborhoods and against AB 1250 - a bill that struck at the heart of the contract cities' model of government. While SB 786 was not taken up by the Legislature this year, we have every intention of pushing the issue again next year, as it is of critical importance to so many of our member cities. At the same time, CCCA demonstrated our influence in Sacramento by lobbying against AB 1250, resulting in the removal of cities from the bill altogether. While AB 1250 no longer includes cities as a target, I remain wary that the results, if adopted, will become a platform for expansion to include cities in the near future. AB 1250 was a profound victory for cities and local control over city governance but we must remain vigilant on all fronts.

Finally, I want to congratulate my peer from the City of Artesia, Councilmember Miguel Canales, on his election to the position of President for the LA Division of the League of California Cities. Miguel hails from a contract city and understands the critical role that contracting plays in creating fiscally sustainable local governments. He is a great choice for the Division, and I look forward to working with him on the many policy issues where we share a common interest.



Mike Davitt

Putting The Choice in Community Choice Aggregation

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is all the rage in LA County cities these days. Likely inspired by the County's launch of a CCA Joint Powers Authority (Los Angeles Community Choice Energy) program and a string of presentations, LA County cities have been actively evaluating CCA. This interest is great news for the cities and consumers, but cities also owe it to their financial futures and future city councils to vet the options that exist for CCA implementation.

City Manager's Meetings

The City Manager's meetings offer the opportunity for CCCA City Managers to gather together to discuss issues impacting the cities and to roundtable with County officials and service providers. These meetings remain an important asset to the Executive Board, who often looks to the City Managers to monitor, develop and advise on important issues from the viewpoint of cities' executive staff. All meetings will take place at the Monterey Hill Restaurant (unless otherwise noted) at 12pm. Registration for each lunch will be open approximately one month prior to the event and is required for attendance.

Register for the 37th Annual Fall Education Summit

At the end of summer, many statewide organizations get down to business once again. Important elections are around the corner and local governments across the State begin to think about budget preparation issues, as well as ongoing regional legislative initiatives vital to our member cities.

Established many years ago, the Fall Conference is another chance to inform our colleagues about relevant and critical issues facing municipal government. The Fall Conference takes the opportunity to focus on one critical issue, drill down, and work toward a public policy position that best serves our association goals and objectives. As always, ample time is reserved for conference attendees to get together and share unique challenges and accomplishments taking place in their own communities.

This year's summit will take place on September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017 at the Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa.  
For more information or to register for the 2017 Fall Conference click here.

Associate Members




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Upcoming Events

September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017

September 29th - October 1st, 2017

Associate Member Highlight


ALADS was formed in February, 1970, by ten Deputies who joined together to collectively resolve a dispute. Their effort grew quickly because there was a need for a new and separate association for Deputy Sheriffs. As a result, ALADS enjoys collective bargaining relationships with the County of Los Angeles and in its legislative efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. ALADS leadership regularly deals with the County on matters of salary, benefits and any other issues affecting working conditions, and is highly respected by all unions representing county employees.

Board Highlight

Councilmember, Lindsay Horvath

Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on March 3, 2015. She previously served as a Councilmember for two years from 2009-2011.

Councilmember Horvath has a long history of civic and social justice advocacy. She has spearheaded policies to make West Hollywood an "Age-Friendly Community" to better serve residents of all ages. She also led the City to become the first in the nation to impose financial sanctions on Arizona for its discriminatory, anti-immigration SB-1070 law. Councilmember Horvath created the first-ever West Hollywood Community Response Team to Domestic Violence.

Ms. Horvath also serves on the Board of Directors for California Cities Contract Association and is widely known for her leadership on women's issues. She serves as a Global Coordinator for One Billion Rising, a campaign of the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. She is also an advocate for A Window Between Worlds, UN Foundation, and CARE. She was first appointed to the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board in 2007.

Legislative Update

SB 268 and SB 649

Over the last two months, our legislative efforts centered around two bills--supporting SB 268 (Mendoza) and opposing SB 649 (Hueso).

SB 268 would create a mechanism to increase the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and allow for better representation of cities on the board. This would improve representation for many CCCA member agencies. CCCA is actively supporting this legislation.

SB 649 addresses the placement of cellular equipment on light poles and towers and, if passed, would significantly gut local control of cell phone equipment placement. CCCA is actively opposing this legislation.

Learn more about the impacts and status of these two bills and the Governor's Housing Package here.