FAIRFIELD — Vice Mayor Rick Vaccaro will attend a Los Angeles conference of the League of California Cities, Fairfield City Council members decided Tuesday after Vacaville Councilman Curtis Hunt spoke about the importance of the event.
Hunt, who is also a board member of the league, said the September conference will address issues that include panhandling – a major problem in Vacaville, he said.
Vaccaro attended last year’s conference in Sacramento and said this is the one trip that “really makes a difference.” Councilman John Mraz agreed.
“It’s not a junket,” he said of the travel.
The Sacramento-based league describes itself as an association of California city officials who seek to influence policy decisions that affect cities in the state.
Resolutions the league takes up guide cities and the statewide association in efforts to improve local government in California, according to a report to the Fairfield City Council. Cities are given one vote each in matters affecting municipal issues, the report added.
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