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The City Council reviews bills pending in Congress and the California Legislature and takes positions on priority issues and matters that impact the City's ability to operate effectively, promote City interests and protect local authority. This page details bills the City Council has taken positions on.

2023-2024 Legislative Session

On December 20, 2022, the City Council adopted the City's 2023 Legislative Platform (PDF), which outlines the policy positions of the City Council on issues impacting the City.

View the Legislative Bill  Matrix which provides bill text, bill summary, category within the legislative platform, and position letters for relevant bills the City is monitoring.

2021-2022 Legislative Session

The City Council took positions on 40 bills during the 2021-2022 Legislative Session.  The following provides the bill text, bill summary, and position letters with staff reports: 2021-22 Legislative Positions (PDF)

On November 2, 2021, the City Council approved the City's 2022 Legislative Platform (PDF).  On July 6, 2021, the City Council approved the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Housing and Local Land Use Legislative Platform (PDF) via Resolution 2021-31 (PDF).  The platform expresses the City's position for housing and local land use bills and makes preferred solutions for the housing crisis. 

2019-2020 Legislative Session

The City Council took positions on 26 bills in 2020. The following summarizes the bills and the City's positions: 2020 Legislative Positions (PDF)

Complete bill text is available on the California Legislature's Website.