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File #: 2020-7631   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 3/3/2020
Title: Recommendation to Approve the Legislative Agenda for the City of Alameda. (City Manager 2110)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Legislative Agenda - Redlined, 2. Exhibit 1 - REVISED Legislative Agenda - Redline, 3. Exhibit 2 - 2020 Legislative Agenda, 4. Exhibit 2 - REVISED 2020 Legislative Agenda

Recommendation to Approve the Legislative Agenda for the City of Alameda. (City Manager 2110)


To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council


The City of Alameda (City) adopts an annual Legislative Agenda to guide the City's legislative advocacy efforts during the year. By adopting a Legislative Agenda, staff, the Mayor, and the City Council and City Manager's office are able to react quickly to most legislative issues as they arise, ensuring there is a formal City position on a variety of legislative matters. Having a Legislative Agenda in place also allows the City to continue to engage in legislative efforts that impact the organization and the community, should they be placed on the ballot for voters to consider.


The draft 2020 Legislative Agenda was reviewed by City department heads and includes department director feedback on legislative priorities and the majority of the 2020 Strategic Advocacy Priorities established by the League of California Cities. Reforming recently enacted criminal justice laws through the Police Chiefs/Grocer's-sponsored criminal justice reform measure, which is eligible for the November 2020 ballot or other legislative action, is not included in this draft. However, support for this measure could be included at the City Council's direction and that option is included in the alternatives section below.

Following City Council adoption, the City's 2020 Legislative Agenda will be shared with our State and Federal representatives, and will be a road map for our advocacy efforts in coordination with our State and Federal lobbyists.

Issues that develop and are not covered by the approved 2020 Legislative Agenda, issues that may conflict with one another, or issues that are of significant and urgent in nature, will be brought to the City Council for consideration.

Previous versions of the Legislative Agenda were adopted on December 3, 2013, December 2, 2014, November 3, 2015, March ...

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