The League’s lobbying strength relies on cultivating and
maintaining effective relationships with legislators both in
Sacramento and their districts. When legislators make extra
efforts to assist the League, they deserve our recognition and
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and the California State Association of Counties. Its mission is
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G. Wayne Eggleston is a council member for San Clemente and can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fred Smoller, Ph.D., is an associate professor of political
science at Chapman University and can be reached at email@example.com.
One way local officials show they value their residents’
opinions is to conduct a survey regarding local issues and city
services. The City of San Clemente conducts a resident survey
every few years to track and improve the delivery of services,
generate discussion about community issues, and get feedback on
specific policy initiatives the city council is considering.
Throughout 2006, many legislators offered assistance to the
League or were supportive of city issues in various ways. The
following 10 legislators, selected by the League’s lobbying team,
are individuals who stood out during the 2006 legislative session
for their efforts in working with the League and supporting local