Staff is seeking direction regarding the designation of a voting delegate and up to two (2) alternate voting delegates for the Annual Business Meeting at the League of California Cities Virtual 2020 Annual Conference & Expo scheduled for October 7-9, 2020.
The League of California Cities (the "League") was established in 1898 as a way of representing the state's incorporated cities. Their mission is "to expand and protect local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life." Each year the League holds an annual conference. Included at the conference is the Annual Business Meeting where League members consider and take action on resolutions that establish League policy for the upcoming business year. The City of Coalinga, as a member, has the right to vote during the meeting via the delegate and/or an alternate. Only those registered to attend the conference can vote during the Business Meeting.
In order for a delegate or alternate to vote on behalf of the of City, they must be designated by the City Council. The Council may also appoint up to 2 alternate delegates, one of who may vote in the event the designated voting delegate is unable to attend.
Staff is requesting Council direction regarding the City's participation at the Annual Conference, and to decide who will act as the delegate and who shall act as the alternates.
Should the Council choose to attend the virtual conference and vote during the Business Meeting, a form will be completed by the City Clerk attesting the Council's decision regarding the voting delegate and alternates.
On July 15, 2020, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the League of announced their plan to transform the Annual Conference into a virtual event. Further details and information on changes in voting procedures will be communicated when available.
The Council may choose not to attend the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
The cost of attending the Conference has not yet been published by the League.
Council's travel budget for the 2020-2021 FY is $10,400.