Members of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) will preside on two panels at this year’s League of California Cities (LOCC or League) Annual Conference: Carrots or Sticks? Housing & Land Use in Newsom’s Budget and The Hidden Costs of Tackling Homelessness.

Carrots or Sticks? Housing & Land Use in Newsom’s Budget – Wednesday, October 16 from 3:45 PM to 5 PM
Speakers: Paul Arevalo (City Manager of West Hollywood), Karen Pinkos (City Manager of El Cerrito) and Deborah Feng (City Manager of Cupertino)
Presider: Anthony Gonsalves (President of Joe A. Gonsalves and Son)
Description: Governor Newsom revealed his 2019-20 budget proposal in January, which proposes $1.75 billion in new funding that would be earmarked to address the state’s affordable housing shortage. With the Governor taking a carrot-and-stick approach to encourage cities to meet their Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) production numbers, how quickly do California cities and their governments need to consider the impacts of the new legislation? Seasoned city managers from across the state will weigh in on local control and how cities can earn their carrots.

Hidden Costs of Tackling Homelessness – Friday, October 18 from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Speakers: Elizabeth Andrade (Chief Operations Director, Mercy House), Roxanne Diaz (Shareholder, Richards, Watson & Gershon) and Hafsa Kaka (Homeless Services Manager, Santa Ana)
Presider: Kurt Wilson (Davenport Institute Trainer, Pepperdine University)
Description: Homelessness continues to be a big concern in California – both in rising numbers of people affected and in costs incurred by cities trying to address the issue. Sometimes, it seems the only way to comprehensively address homelessness is to spend large amounts of time and resources. But cities don’t have to wrestle with this issue alone. In this session, experts deeply familiar with the topic will delve into strategic methods and related fiscal issues for tackling homelessness at the local level, and how to find willing partners who can help.

The LoCC Annual Conference will take place from October 16-18 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Come together and celebrate the accomplishments of California cities, the League and local government leaders!

For more information on the Annual Conference, please visit the League’s website.