Throughout each year, the State Legislature and the United States Congress propose and enact legislation, some of which affects local governments. The City of La Palma recognizes the need for active legislative engagement at the local, state, and federal levels to enhance the interests of La Palma’s residents and businesses. City officials maintain close relationships with La Palma’s state and federal representatives.
Additionally, the League of California Cities and other stakeholders keep the City informed on proposed legislation. At times, it is in the interest of the City to take a position on proposed legislation. The City’s Legislative Program follows the City Council’s Policy on Legislative Advocacy and Official City Positions.
The City Council adopts an annual Legislative Platform that serves as the foundation for the City’s advocacy strategy. The City actively monitors state and federal legislation as well as takes appropriate action, when required, to protect the City’s interests and local legislative authority. The City’s legislative guiding principles are to:
- Preserve Local Control
- Promote Fiscal Stability
- Promote Economic Development
- Support Funding Opportunities