League of California Cities President Ali Sajjad Taj has announced his chair and vice chair appointments for the 2023 policy committees. The leadership appointments set the stage for the committees’ work, which begins in January when they hold their first meetings. The work of the committees lays the foundation for Cal Cities’ strong, year-round advocacy on behalf of cities.

Cal Cities’ policymaking process creates a platform for city leaders to discuss the top issues facing California’s cities and establish the organization’s policy directions. Over 400 city officials serve on policy committees and add their collective expertise, wisdom, and opinions to the organization. Policy committee recommendations are forwarded to the Cal Cities Board of Directors for action.

President Taj’s appointments are as follows:

Housing, Community, and Economic Development

  • Council Member Dan Wright, Stockton (Chair)
  • Council Member Yvonne Martinez Beltran, Morgan Hill (Vice Chair)

Transportation, Communications, and Public Works

  • Council Member Priya Bhat-Batel, Carlsbad (Chair)
  • Mayor Colleen Wallace, Banning (Vice Chair)

Community Services

  • Council Member Jacque Casillas, Corona (Chair)
  • Vice Mayor Holly Tillman, Clayton (Vice Chair)

Environmental Quality

  • Vice Mayor Jennifer Cavenaugh, Piedmont (Chair)
  • Council Member Illece Buckley Weber, Agoura Hills (Vice Chair)

Public Safety

  • Mayor Ray Marquez, Chino Hills (Chair)
  • Council Member Claudia Marroquin-Frometa, Downey (Vice Chair)

Governance, Transparency, and Labor Relations

  • Assistant City Manager Elisa Cox, Rancho Cucamonga (Chair)
  • Council Member Frank Yokoyama, Cerritos (Vice Chair)

Revenue and Taxation

  • Council Member Charles Bourbeau, Atascadero (Chair)
  • Council Member Kuldip Thusu, Dinuba (Vice Chair)

All Cal Cities members appointed to a policy committee will be notified by the end of December. For questions about the policy committee appointment process, please contact Associate Manager of Legislative Administration Meg Desmond.