When the City Council voted to send a member to the league of California Cities Annual conference and a Citizen Spoke of their objection to having Citizen's Pay for the Council Members to attend a meeting of an organization which Fights for the Right to USE EMINENT DOMAIN against the Property rights of Individuals for Private Gain of Others. The Council Approved the expenditure, and appointed a Representative.
This Meeting will cost the Community of Grand Terrace. Council Members will request reimbursement for hotels, food, transportation, and fees. Here is what we are getting for our Money.
2006 League of California Cities Annual Conference - 'All Politics is Local'
Over 2,000 attendees from more than 400 California cities are expected to convene
Wednesday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 9, at the San Diego Convention Center, for the League of California Cities' 107th Annual Conference. This is the one educational program that brings together elected and appointed officials, city staff and all departments to serve the grassroots interests of local municipalities.
This year's theme, "All Politics Is Local," speaks to the continued need for city officials to get involved and work together toward our common goals. Each annual conference is a special combination of training, dialogue and networking events.
Speakers and Highlights
The daily General Sessions present League achievements during the past year and update attendees on important issues and legislation that will directly affect cities. The keynote address during each General Session motivates and inspires collaborative work and a strong service ethic. This year's keynote speakers bring an interesting mix of stimulating perspectives to the conference:
Kevin Carroll , author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life's Work, who will present the opening day keynote on Wednesday, Sept. 6, titled, "Rediscovering Play: Bringing Fun and Passion to Your Work." With simple yet delightful storytelling, Carroll explains how he channels his childhood passion for sport and play into a universally appealing blueprint for life and work. He says, "Everybody has to find that one thing that gets you excited about a new day."
John Avlon , the keynote speaker on Thursday, Sept. 7, is a former speechwriter for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and the author of Independent Nation: How the Vital Center is Changing American Politics. Avlon has received rave reviews at several other state municipal league conferences and is looking forward to visiting California, his favorite state.
We hope that the closing General Session on Friday, Sept. 8, will include our state's gubernatorial candidates and other key legislative highlights.
New Formats. Select from more than 60 breakout sessions to inform, instruct and enhance your ability to perform your civic duties. New learning formats will be offered this year, including open discussion forums to engage audience participation and sharing, as well as a new Exhibitor Speaker Theater on the Expo trade show floor, where attendees can browse new products and services provided by 250 exhibitors.
Networking Opportunities. A great selection of networking events is included. The Institute for Local Government will again offer an optional, ticketed "lunch and learn" symposium (see "How to Talk about Government," page 13). This year, San Diego will offer a Host City Crawl reception through the Gaslamp area for paid registrants on Thursday, Sept. 7, prior to a new CitiPac gala fundraiser later that evening. On Friday, Sept. 8, many divisions will offer optional breakfast meetings, in addition to special caucus and League Partner events scheduled for that evening.
Host City Reception. Join us for a memorable time in San Diego and for a special Host City Reception Gaslamp Crawl on Thursday, September 7. Our Host City Committee has worked very hard to coordinate six venues along the streets in the Gaslamp area to exclusively host our League attendees.
How to Register. The advance registration deadline closes on Friday, August 11. After that date, please register onsite at the San Diego Convention Center. Be sure to register online at www.cacities.org/events to receive a $20 CityBooks coupon to use onsite.
Registration Costs: City Officials, Full Conference $435 or One Day $250
Please note: Spouse/Guest, $100 - Badge required for all events, receptions and sessions. This registration may not be done online. Please print a separate registration form at the link above. Please call our Registrar with any questions at (916) 658-8291. Register now!
last updated : 8/4/2006
SEE how money is spent. How many Youth Could Be served with this Cash? Or perhaps a few hours of debt could be paid off rather than sending the Council to this Pep Rally for Local Governators who want to tromp on your rights to own your home or business.