The Orange County Division of the League of California Cities held its monthly General Membership Meeting on April 17 at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park. In attendance were 75 elected officials and members of city staff.
Michael Coleman, a fiscal policy advisor to the League, gave an in-depth look at city finance and an update to the state budget. He said, “Under the current budget there is a surplus for cities. But it is uncertain how the final budget will play out once the Governor issues the May revise.”
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva also addressed the gathering talking about the importance of local government control.
Tony Cardenas, public affairs regional manager for the League, gave a legislative update on two bills, both relating to medical marijuana. The League is co-sponsoring SB 1262 (Correa), a bill that regulates medical marijuana while preserving local control and opposes AB 604 (Ammiano) which would undo city ordinances banning medical marijuana dispensaries.