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File #: 18-567    Version: 1
Type: Strategic Support Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/11/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Sister Cities Travel Policy.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Memorandum from Councilmember Diep, 3. Memorandum from Councilmember Rocha, 4. Memorandum from Councilmember Arenas, 5. Memorandum from Councilmember Jimenez, 6. Letter(s) from the Public
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Sister Cities Travel Policy.


As referred to City Council, without recommendation, by the two councilmembers present at the Rules and Open Government Committee on April 11, 2018:

Direct staff to amend the Council Travel Policy (9-5) to include the following regarding all City Council travel to Sister Cities:

(a) If the Mayor is unavailable to join a Sister City or official delegation overseas, (s)he may nominate a single member of the Council to represent the City, subject to Council approval.

(b) If public funding is to be used for that travel, more than one member of the Council may participate in such delegations only with formal Council approval. Additional Councilmembers may participate only if they identify a non-public, lawful source of


(c) Councilmembers shall not use public dollars to bring additional City Council staff along as part of an international delegation.

CEQA: Not a Project, File No. PP17-010, City Organizational & Administrative Activities resulting in no changes to the physical environment. (Liccardo)

[Rules Committee referral without recommendation 4/11/18 - Item G.4]