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Legislative Platform

The California Contract Cities Association represents over 75 cities throughout Southern California. For 50 years, Contract Cities has served as an advocate and unified voice for its member cities on both the local and state level. Through collaborative government, Contract Cities has successfully protected and enhanced the quality of life for eight million residents.

2017 Legislative Priorities

Over-concentration of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Recovery and Treatment Facilities (Rehabs)/Sober Living Homes

  • Over-concentration has become an urgent statewide issue.
  • Impacts patient care and affected communities by commercializing residential zones.
  • AB 2403 (2016) approved by Committee on Health (15-0) but held in suspense by Appropriations Committee.
  • CCCA is working to re-introduce amended bill to align Community Care Act requirements with requirements of these treatment facilities.
  • Sober living homes are not currently regulated by state law.
  • Legislation is needed to protect communities by allowing local governments to restrict over-concentration.

Stormwater Infrastructure

  • Federal and State mandates local public agencies build costly infrastructure projects to capture and filter stormwater.
  • In order for local governments to comply with these mandates funding incentives and/or grant programs are needed to offset costs and ensure local agencies are in compliance.
  • CCCA has partnered with several clean storm water advocacy groups to collaborate on projects to support compliance but financial assistance is essential.Homelessness

Homelessness

  • Homelessness is a statewide issue requiring intuitive and progressive solutions.
  • CCCA continues to partner with Los Angeles County and numerous non-profit organizations across the region to address homelessness.
  • CCCA is committed to working with State legislators to develop practical solutions that address the myriad of issues facing our homeless population.
  • Chronic and transient homeless populations each represent unique challenges which require close collaboration between local, county, state agencies.

Public Safety

  • Traditional training for law enforcement does not sufficiently address the changing needs of society.
  • Statistics indicate that 85% of law enforcement interactions’ with the public involve individuals who suffer from mental illness or are suffering from drug or alcohol use.
  • Insufficient and improper training for law enforcement can lead to unnecessary use of force. Legal settlements associated with use of force cases have escalated, causing an unmanageable burden on local governments.
  • CCCA is seeking to support additional State General funding under 81220-6510- 0001 for the fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. Additional funds will be spent on certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) training.