President-Elect's Message
My fellow members, 

Thank you for your confidence in selecting me to lead the organization for the next year. It is an honor to represent a long standing, active and meaningful organization and I assure you, I will not let you down. I look forward to building on the success of prior organization leaders like Victor Manalo and Steve Tye, while continuing to move the organization forward. We do great work here at the California Contract Cities Association and we need to continually promote our successes and strengths. My focus this year will be on addressing the organization's needs, building the presence of the organization and promoting our message of the contracting cities model for the benefit of our communities.
While I have many goals for my time as President, I would like to remind you that this organization cannot function without the work of many fellow councilmembers. I invite you all to get involved and join one of our committees:


For more information on committee participation, contact our staff.
We are rapidly approaching the Annual Municipal Seminar in Indian Wells and I hope everyone is ready for time filled with education, networking and of course a little fun. Educational session topics range from disaster preparedness to branding to cyber security. By tapping the knowledge of our peers we can come away from these sessions with the collective wisdom to lead our cities forward in the coming year. The golf tournament, banquet, fireworks show and the live band performance will be extraordinary events as well, I cannot wait to see you there.
This event would not be possible without the dedicated staff we have at Contract Cities and the City of Pico Rivera, and I would like to thank them for all of their hard work.
I look forward to a successful start to my term as President and I will see you in Indian Wells!
Gustavo Camacho
California Contract Cities Association 
CCCA Launches New Website

Tripepi Smith and Associates has created a new website for the California Contract Cities Association. We are confident that our members will find this new site user friendly and visually appealing. We will debut the site at the Annual Municipal Seminar. 
Important Message from LA County Animal Care
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has reached out to the California Contract Cities Association to inform members about improvement projects taking place at area facilities. Seven different facilities are impacted throughout the County, meaning many of our member cities will benefit from these improvements. The Department is also conducting a study to evaluate costs and fees for contract cities that is expected to be complete in October of this year. To read more about these important issues that could impact your community, click here.

Newgotiation for Public Leaders
Contract Cities sat down with Frank Zerunyan J.D., Councilmember in the City of Rolling Hills Estates and Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy to discuss his new book, Newgotiation for Public Leaders: The Art of Negotiation for a Better Outcome.  Click here to read the interview. 
SCAG Seeking Input from CCCA Members
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is inviting local jurisdictions and the public to help shape the future of the Southern California region in a series of open houses that will kick off on May 26, in the City of El Centro.  Click here to read more. 
Legislative Update
Below is a list of bills CCCA is currently monitoring: 

AB 1074 (Garcia) Alternative Fuels: infrastructure 
CCCA Position: Watch 

AB 857 (Perea) California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program 
CCCA Position: Watch 

SB 239 (Hertzberg) Local services: contracts: fire protection services 
CCCA Position: Oppose 

SB 16 (Beall) Transportation funding 
CCCA Position: Support
Affiliate Members


Upcoming Events
56th Annual Municipal Seminar
May 14-17, 2015
Indian Wells, CA

Save the Date 
August Board of Directors Meeting 
Sponsored by the LA County Sheriffs Department 
August 19, 2015

Board Member Highlight
Jorge Morales
City of South Gate

Council Experience Jorge Morales was elected to the South Gate City Council in March 2011 and re-elected in March 2015. He currently represents the City Council as Mayor.

Jorge is a lifelong resident of the City of South Gate attending San Gabriel Elementary School, South Gate Middle School and South Gate High School, where he played baseball for the SG Rams. Jorge later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach.

Service Experience Jorge has been a public servant for well over 12 years having served key legislative leaders throughout California. Jorge began his career in the Public Service Sector as a Legislative Aide under then Assembly Majority Leader Marco Antonio Firebaugh. Jorge also served our students as Chief of Staff to a Los Angeles Unified School Board Member, followed by 5 plus years as a Legislative Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. Jorge currently serves as Vice President of Business Development for the Meruelo Group, a Downey based minority-owned and operated holding company with vested interests in Construction and Engineering and affiliated interests in Television and Radio, (Mundo Fox Channel 22 Los Angeles and KDAY 93.5 FM), banking, food services and private equity. 

Committees & Boards Served 
Jorge serves on the following committees and boards: 
League of California Cities Board of Directors 2013 to present Hub Cities Consortium, since 2013 to present California Contract Cities Association Membership Chair 

Personal Information 
Jorge is happily married to Erika. The couple welcomed their first child in November 2014.

Affiliate Member Highlight
NASA Services

As a family-owned business, NASA Services is also recognized for being a community-oriented enterprise, with strong ties to the neighborhoods we serve throughout the Los Angeles basin.
Our roots go back to the 1950s, when hard work and dedication enabled us to forge our expertise and community-based business model. With decades of experience-building, NASA Services, Inc. was launched in 1986, and has since thrived on a tradition of excellence in terms of innovation, service, and community outreach.
Through our expansion and reinvestments, we have broadened our professional capabilities to provide our communities with solutions based on their specific needs. As importantly, we actively seek to adopt new technologies, in our ongoing effort to add value for our clients and continually enhance our services.
This commitment is showcased in our corporate motto, "Be an Agent for Change," which reflects our belief that environmental stewardship, including recycling and conservation, begins with individuals and communities.
Our operations are conducted from our integrated facilities, which include a maintenance plant and a large fleet of vehicles ready for dispatch around the clock. By consolidating our facilities, we have streamlined communication to better serve our clients.
NASA Services specializes in providing comprehensive, custom-designed waste-removal and recycling solutions to a broad range of end users, including municipalities, commercial and industrial. Click here for more information.