KLC sets Principles of Advocacy for congressional delegation
The Kentucky League of Cities also serves as the united voice for cities of all sizes in Kentucky with our congressional delegation and the administration in Washington, D.C. Like on the state level, KLC has adopted Principles of Advocacy to guide our lobbying efforts in the nation’s capital.
KLC Principles of Advocacy for Federal Legislation and Regulation:
- Home Rule
Local decisions are best made at the local level, and Kentucky cities need a strong federal-state-local partnership
2. Adequate, Stable and Flexible Resources
Full or maintained funding for discretionary programs that support vital projects related to community development, drug recovery, economic development, infrastructure investment and more.
3. Economic Prosperity
Modernize the nation’s infrastructure networks and allow cities to leverage federal investment for strong economic growth.
KLC’s federal advocacy program includes the following components:
- A Federal Relations Committee composed of city officials representing cities of all sizes throughout the commonwealth.
- Analysis of proposed federal legislation and regulatory rulemakings.
- The filing of comments with regulatory agencies, when necessary.
- Board-approved resolutions, when applicable.
- Member newsletter and action alerts on key federal issues.
- Communications materials for members related to various federal topics.
- A fly-in to Washington, D.C., to meet with Members of Congress and their staff.
- Coordination with the National League of Cities and other national groups, when applicable.