Hofbauer represents Palmdale at League of CA Cities’ policy meetings

Steven Hofbauer

Steven Hofbauer

PALMDALE – Last week, Jan. 17-18, Councilmember Steve Hofbauer represented the City of Palmdale at the League of California Cities’ first policy committee meetings in 2013. Hofbauer serves on the Public Safety Policy Committee which is integral to the League’s policy-making process.

“My city benefits from the League’s policy committees because we are able to weigh in on issues that will affect our budgets and shape future policies. Without these meetings our influence on the state’s decisions would be greatly diminished,” said Hofbauer.

“These meetings are the best way for individual cities to have their voices heard by the League and translated into direct advocacy efforts,” said League Executive Director Chris McKenzie.

There are eight standing League policy committees, including Administrative Services, Community Services, Employee Relations, Environmental Quality, Housing, Community and Economic Development, Public Safety, Revenue and Taxation, and Transportation, Communications, and Public Works. These committees evaluate proposed legislation as it relates to existing policy and make recommendations for legislation where the League currently does not have policy.

The League’s policy-making process allows the issues facing California cities to be debated and the organization’s policy directions to be established. Close to 400 city officials serve on the League’s policy committees and add their collective expertise, wisdom and opinions to the policy debate that is the foundation of League policy. The recommendations from the policy committee are forwarded to the League board of directors.

Following the January meetings in Sacramento, the League’s policy committees will meet April 4-5 in Pasadena, June 13-14 in Sacramento and during the League’s annual conference in Sacramento as needed.

For more information on the League’s policy development process, visit its website at http://www.cacities.org/Policy-Advocacy/Policy-Development.

Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.

(Information via press release from the city if Palmdale.)

  8 comments for “Hofbauer represents Palmdale at League of CA Cities’ policy meetings

  1. Doc Rivers
    February 3, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Seems most people on this site do not agree with your self assessment and had Mr. Smith won you would be in turbo mode of self promotion, if that is possible considering your in full blown mode as it is. Be humble like the public servant and eagle scout Tom Lackey.

  2. Hof
    February 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for acknowledging the work “doc”, but I have to confess, that was actually a template distributed by the League, and i was too busy to concoct one on my own, so I used it.

    Unlike others, I don’t have a Communications Manager, or Press Agent to write my press releases. or a Rapid Response Force to slam all the blogs for me. Yes, I write my own, for the most part, and what you describe as self aggrandizement, if wasn’t done, would result in those of your ilk saying they never hear anything, ergo the guy doesn’t do anything… So thanks for watching, as they say.

    If you ever want to have an honest discussion, give me an email or a call. Butlers Coffee and Scramblez are my remote offices.

    Steve Hofbauer
    Councilmember, City of Palmdale

    • Doc Rivers
      February 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Who has a press agent? A councilman might have someone they share with the whole organization but your own please. thats’s what is wrong spin spin but little real accomplishments and that does not serve your city very well. Sorry

  3. Not bad!
    January 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I have to take exception to the criticism of Mr. Hofbauer. Steve is a very hard-working representative of Palmdale. While I totally and vehemently disagreed with his choice of candidate for Assembly, I have to give him kudos for being out in the community and talking to the voters. I think one would be hard put to be at a community event and not see Steve Hofbauer there. If someone has a problem with him, tell him to his face. He’s a big boy, he can take a little criticism. Despite a rough edge or two, I think he has ably represented his constituents. Just my humble opinion.

  4. Palmdale_Steve
    January 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    So…did TheHoff have tea with Mr. Fox during his visit to Sacramento?

    • Hof
      February 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Nope, only an Earl Grey fan for breakfast. I actually had several diet cokes over pot stickers one evening, and a little dinner the other evening with Mr Fox. Breakfast was with Mr Knight.

      • Palmdale_Steve
        February 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        That’s good to know, but did you bring a doggie bag back from Sacramento for Deputy Dog Smith, crumbs from the tables of power as it where? Although I guess it seems Deputy Dog may have gone into witless protection and a much lower profile after pooping on TRex’s Republican magic carpet.

  5. Doc Rivers
    January 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    This guy is in total self promotion mode on everything he has ever touched or had a thought about. Why do we need any other elected officials. It’s like this story it reads like he may write his own press releases of self promotion and puffed up accomplishments.

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