How Does The League Select Issues for Emphasis?
In League, Program means the issues that we choose for concerted study, education and action at local, state and national levels. Program can include both education and action.
The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization; each League member has the opportunity to influence the selection of issues where the local, state, and national League will focus time, talent and money.
Every two years, members of local Leagues engage in Program Planning. Based on the results of this, the Board of Directors makes recommendations to the biennial convention delegates about the program to be adopted for the coming two year period.
At the June 2020 Convention the delegates approved the following Program for 2020-2022: Housing and Homelessness.
In addition, the Board proposed four areas of Program and a possible coordinating committee to oversee the execution of the Program goals.
i. Regional Planning/Regional Government/Land Use
ii. Housing and Homelessness (focusing on tracking Housing Bills)
iii. Climate Change and Natural Resources
iv. Transportation (including a Reid-Hillview working group). Point of Information, Reid-Hillview is a small general aviation airport located in the San Jose area which is regional in nature and has civil defense ramifications.