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  Agenda Item   6.    
City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 11/15/2022  
FROM: Bill Gallardo

Subject:
2023 BREA LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM
RECOMMENDATION
It is recommended that the City Council review the attached 2022 Legislative Platform and the draft 2023 Legislative Platform to provide feedback prior to adoption.
BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
The City of Brea Legislative Platform is used to outline City Council positions on essential issues and serves as City Council authorization for Brea elected officials and professional staff to advocate the City’s position as legislation proceeds at the federal, state and regional levels. It also provides staff with clear direction regarding the types of issues the City will monitor during the legislative session and enables staff to respond quickly with the City’s position as amendments to bills occur in the legislature.
 
Brea’s Legislative Platform is updated annually to coincide with the state and federal legislative sessions. Part of the updating process includes a review of the 2022 Legislative Platform by City Council, staff, the Executive Directors, and the City’s Legislative Advocate. Through the process, edits are suggested to keep the Platform current.

For next year’s update, the City’s Legislative Advocate, Townsend Public Affairs, proposed to streamline Brea’s Legislative Platform due to it being rather lengthy. The new format preserves existing City Council positions, but is condensed and reorganized, using general guiding principles and specific statements. Also, this new format is more closely aligned with other cities’ platforms.
FISCAL IMPACT/SUMMARY
The City of Brea proactively engages in the legislative process by annually adopting a legislative platform.  The platform outlines City Council positions on essential issues and serves as authorization for Brea elected officials and professional staff to advocate the City’s position as legislation proceeds at the federal, state and regional levels.

There is no fiscal impact associated with the review and discussion of the 2023 Brea Legislative Platform.
 
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:
William Gallardo, City Manager
Prepared by: Liz Pharis, Communications & Marketing Manager/PIO
 
Attachments
2022 Brea Legislative Platform
Draft 2023 Brea Legislative Platform

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