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May 3, 2017 TO: Coastal City Elected Officials FROM: League President, JoAnne Mounce RE: Request for Applicants: Coastal Cities Issues Group Leadership Committee Dear Coastal City Officials: I am soliciting six elected officials, one from each of the six regions within the coastal zone, to serve on a new Leadership Committee of the League’s Coastal Cities Issues Group (CCIG). The CCIG was created by the League’s Board of Directors in November 2006 as a forum for cities within the coastal zone to discuss coastal issues and build a relationship with the California Coastal Commission. Each city in the coastal zone is eligible to be part of this group, under the direction of a President-appointed chair. While this group has experienced various levels of activity over the years, it lacked the appropriate structure for a sustained focus. I recently met with the new Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, Jack Ainsworth, who emphasized his willingness to work with local government on coastal issues. This renewed commitment to working collaboratively with local governments was one of the catalysts behind the reinvigoration of the CCIG as a whole. At its April meeting, the League of California Cities Board of Directors approved new guidelines for CCIG to provide for the creation of a Leadership Committee that will allow this group to function more effectively overall. As a result of that action, I am soliciting six elected officials from the cities in the coastal zone to serve on the Leadership Committee and work with the Chair of the CCIG, Helene Schneider, Mayor of Santa Barbara. This Leadership Committee will consist of one elected official and their respective city manager, or their staff designee, from each of the six regions within the coastal zone. Working with the Chair, Leadership Committee members, and their staff designees, will help facilitate the operations of the CCIG, play a key role in its activities, including building relationships with Coastal Commissioners and staff. Members of the Leadership Committee must also be willing to serve as a point of contact for the Commission for cities within their coastal region. For additional information including Board guidance, Leadership Committee responsibilities, and the six coastal regions, please see the attachments. To apply to serve on the Leadership Committee, please address a letter of interest to me with your request and a brief bio or background statement. This statement should outline why you would be a good candidate to serve all coastal cities on the Leadership Committee and your background in the CCIG or coastal issues. The deadline for submitting your letter of interest is Friday, May 26, 2017. Please send your letters and supporting materials to League Legislative Policy Analyst Derek Dolfie. Derek is also available to answer any questions you may have at [email protected]
or (916) 658-8218. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
ATTACHMENT A Board Guidelines for CCIG: 1. The coastal cities issues group of the League of California Cities® will consist of all cities within the territory of the coastal zone. 2. The League President will appoint the chair of the coastal cities issues group. The group will organize itself and establish a meeting schedule. 3. The League President, following a solicitation of interest from elected city officials in the coastal cities will appoint a leadership committee, consisting of one city council member in each of the six coastal regions, as designated by the California Coastal Commission. The city manager, or his or her designee, of the same city as the appointed city official, shall also serve on the leadership committee. The appointments are annual, but may be continued with the approval of the League President. 4. Any city official may belong to the issues group and attend meetings of the group. The leadership committee shall report periodically to the issues group on its activities. 5. Voting on matters of will be reserved to one vote from each coastal city. 6. The Chair of the issues group will report directly to the board of directors and coordinate with relevant policy committees consistent with League policy and as appropriate. 7. The Chair and the leadership committee, in consultation with the issues group, will define a work plan and goals to advance the common interests of coastal cities and to facilitate communications with commissioners and commission staff. 8. The Chair and the leadership committee on behalf of the issues group may contact county officials interested in participating. 9. The board of directors should annually approve a work plan for the coastal cities issues group.
ATTACHMENT B Anticipated CCIG Work Program Once the Leadership Committee is formed, members are expected to develop a work program working with the Chair, and decide on a preferred meeting schedule, which will include a meeting in conjunction with the League Annual Conference. The Leadership Committee may identify other opportunities to meet with or network with Coastal Commissioners and staff during the year. Other activities could include hosting webinars on topics of interest to CCIG members such as: • Design and Establishment of a Permanent Grant Program for LCP Updates • Creation of an Agreed-Upon Best Practices and Process for Updating LCPs • Policies for Addressing Sea Level Rise • Policies for Establishing Reasonable Mitigations and Access Requirement for Public Projects • Meaningful Vacation Rental Regulations that Balance Need to Visitor Serving Lodging and Neighborhood Preservation While the League has made some limited staff support available for this effort, as detailed below, it is envisioned that the CCIG and its Leadership Committee will cover individual travel costs, identify meeting locations in host cities and/or funding strategies or sponsors to support its specific activities. Expectations for CCIG Leadership Committee Members Of the 482 California cities, 61 fall within the coastal zone. While the League desires to be supportive of the CCIG efforts, to be effective – and to limit demands on the League’s Sacramento-based staff – it remains important that the city officials from coastal cities help lead and accomplish the work of the group. Members on the CCIG leadership, and their staff designees, will play a critical role in the operations of the CCIG. The intended role of Committee members is outlined below, however, the Leadership Committee is encouraged to further develop the duties and responsibilities as it deems appropriate: • Work with the Chair and Leadership Committee to develop a work program for the CCIG • Develop a working relationship with Coastal Commissioners and staff within the coastal region represented • Serve as the CCIG representative and point of contact for the Coastal Commission • Lead discussions on issues of collective interest to coastal cities • Organize and attend local events, which may include networking opportunities between Coastal Commissioners and city officials in your region, as identified by the CCIG work program • Develop content and facilitate webinars or conference calls, as identified by the CCIG work program • Travel to attend occasional CCIG and Coastal Commission meetings, as identified by the CCIG work program Expectations for League Staff for CCIG The intent in establishing the Leadership Committee is to create the framework for local coastal city officials to address the issues unique to coastal cities. While League staff is available to facilitate some of this effort, the work of the CCIG should be member-driven to ensure the appropriate work is undertaken. Outlined below are the expectations for League staff in the CCIG: • Provide administrative support in coordinating webinars and conference calls • Attend CCIG meetings and networking opportunities where possible, as identified by the CCIG work program • Provide informational updates on legislation affecting coastal cities • Maintain and moderate the Coastal_Cities listserv.
California Coastal Commission Regions: Counties and Cities NORTH COAST Del Norte County City of Crescent City Humboldt County City of Trinidad City of Arcata City of Eureka City of Fortuna Mendocino County City of Fort Bragg City of Point Arena NORTH CENTRAL COAST Sonoma County Marin County City/County of San Francisco City of Daly City City of Pacifica City of Half Moon Bay San Mateo County CENTRAL COAST Santa Cruz County City of Santa Cruz City of Capitola City of Watsonville Monterey County City of Marina City of Sand City
City of Seaside City of Monterey City of Pacific Grove City of Carmel-by-the-Sea San Luis Obispo County City of Morro Bay City of Pismo Beach City of Grover Beach SOUTH CENTRAL Santa Barbara County City of Guadalupe City of Santa Barbara City of Goleta City of Carpinteria Ventura County City of San Buenaventura City of Oxnard City of Port Hueneme *City of Malibu SOUTH COAST Los Angeles County City of Los Angeles City of Santa Monica City of El Segundo City of Manhattan Beach City of Hermosa Beach City of Redondo Beach City of Torrance
City of Palos Verdes Estates City of Rancho Palos Verdes City of Long Beach City of Avalon Orange County City of Seal Beach City of Huntington Beach City of Costa Mesa City of Newport Beach City of Irvine City of Laguna Beach City of Laguna Niguel City of Aliso Viejo City of Dana Point City of San Clemente SAN DIEGO San Diego County City of Oceanside City of Carlsbad City of Encinitas City of Solana Beach City of Del Mar City of San Diego City of Coronado City of National City City of Chula Vista City of Imperial Beach
*City of Malibu and the Santa Monica mountain region are considered in the South Central Region, not the South Coast Region.
Map of California Coastal Commission Regions by County
California Coastal Zone, North Coast (Blue) Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties
Cities in Coastal Zone, North Coast: Crescent City, Trinidad, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Fort Bragg, Point Arena
California Coastal Zone, North Central (Yellow) Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties
Cities in Coastal Zone, North Central Coast: Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay
California Coastal Zone, Central Coast (Red) Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties
Cities in Coastal Zone, Central Coast: Santa Cruz, Capitola, Watsonville, Marina, Sand City, Seaside, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach
California Coastal Zone, South Central (Purple) Santa Barbara and Ventura* Counties
Cities in Coastal Zone, South Central Coast: Guadalupe, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, San Buenaventura, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, *Malibu *The City of Malibu is part of the South Central region, not the South Coast region.
California Coastal Zone, South Coast (Orange) Los Angeles* and Orange Counties
Cities in Coastal Zone, South Coast: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Avalon, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, San Clemente *The City of Malibu is part of the South Central region, not the South Coast region.
California Coastal Zone, San Diego (Dark Red)
Cities in Coastal Zone, San Diego: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, San Diego, Coronado, National City, Chula Vista, Imperial Beach