Mayor Jenelle Osborne recently represented the City of Lompoc in Sacramento at the League of California Cities’ first policy committee meetings of 2020 to develop recommendations on state legislation affecting cities.
Osborne was appointed this year to the Transportation, Communications and Public Works Policy Committee through the League’s open application process for city leaders. The one-year appointment for 2020 marks the mayor’s first time serving on a League of California Cities (LOCC) policy committee.
Osborne said that being a part of the discussion on state policies is important in advocating for Lompoc's needs.
”Since Lompoc is on Highway 1, the city needing a great deal of public work and infrastructure improvements,” she said. “Our businesses and residents would benefit from additional broadband options, and it is important to be on this policy committee and part of the larger voice that is the League of California Cities addressing the state legislature.”
The League has seven standing policy committees: Community Services; Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations; Environmental Quality; Housing, Community and Economic Development; Public Safety; Revenue and Taxation; and Transportation, Communications and Public Works. These committees evaluate proposed legislation as it relates to existing policy and make recommendations for legislation where the League currently does not have policy.