President's Message
My fellow members, 

I would like to thank all of you who made the trip to Catalina for the 36th Annual Fall Educational Summit. The intimate setting provided a great opportunity to network and learn. 

Being on the Island offered a unique perspective on the issues we were learning about. The session on water conservation and technology took on a whole new perspective when we learned that Catalina was faced with a 50% reduction in water consumption, for example. 

James Bozajian gave a well-researched presentation on the statewide ballot measures coming before us in November, and the Sheriff updated us all on the Sheriff's Liability Trust Fund. 

If you couldn't make it out to the Island, I invite you to review the presentations here

We all honored our good friend and colleague Don Knabe with a tribute dinner on Saturday night. Supervisor Knabe has served Los Angeles County valiantly over the years and he will definitely be missed when he retires later this year. 

I would like to personally thank Senator Allen for visiting us during the conference. It was great to be in his District and have his support for Contract Cities. 

I also want to thank our staff for making this event possible and pulling off a seamless Summit while still settling in from a very large transition. My hat is off to you! 

Looking forward, I invite you all to our October Board of Directors Meeting hosted by the Los Angeles County Fire Department on October 19th. It is always a great time. 

As we continue to move forward through the year I encourage all of you to get more involved with the organization. We are working to harness the power of cities and ensure our collective voice is heard. Please be our partner in this endeavor.


Lou La Monte
California Contract Cities Association 
50th Annual Sacramento Legislative Orientation Tour
CCCA will head to Sacramento January 8 - 10, 2017 to ensure the collective voice of the contract cities community is heard. For decades, the leadership of the California Contract Cities Association has visited the legislative halls of the Capitol to educate and communicate our mission and way of providing critical services through the contracting model. Plans are underway for meetings and events, so be sure to mark your calendar for this important event. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento.
August BOD Images
Thank you to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for generously hosting us at the Arboretum. As always, it was a great event! Click on the image below to view the album. 

USC Sol Price Executive Education Local Leaders Program
The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is offering the Local Leaders Executive Education Program this fall. USC will host this program October 28-29th. Those interested in participating are encouraged to fill out the online application here
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See you at the League! 
The Contact Cities staff will be at the League of California Cities Annual Conference in Long Beach. Stop by Booth 1537 to see us. Better yet, bring a non-member friend so we can talk to them about the benefits of the Association. The League Annual Conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center from October 5-7, 2016. Our booth is three rows in on the right. See you there! 
Upcoming Events
October Board of Directors Meeting
October 19, 2016 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Hosted by LA County Fire

November Board of Directors Meeting
November 16, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 PM  

All Cities Holiday Reception
December 8, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Associate Member Highlight

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