Policy Development

CML supports cooperation among local, state, and federal officials to provide a strong partnership with Colorado's cities and towns. 

CML employs a dedicated advocacy team, a reliable source of information about legislative issues and their impact on Colorado's cities and towns and their residents. 

Each year, at the CML Annual Business Meeting, municipal members adopt the Policy Statement that guides the CML Executive Board, Policy Committee, and advocacy team during the legislative session.

2017 CML Policy Committee Calendar

July/August: Municipal members appoint new policy committee members if current members are not carrying over. CML notifies members of their ability to propose legislation or policy positions. 

September: Staff compiles member proposals and submits them to all committee members for review within their respective municipalities. 

October 14: CML Policy Committee meets to consider member proposals and any items regarding potential legislation brought to the committee by staff. Actions take the form of recommendations to CML Executive Board. A subcommittee of the Policy Committee is created to consider any proposed changes to the CML Policy Statement for the following year. 

December 9: Committee meets again to consider any carryover items from the previous meeting and any new items brought to the committee by staff, with final actions on recommendations made by the CML Executive Board prior to the start of the legislative session in January. 

February 10, 2017: Committee meets the day after the CML Legislative Workshop to make recommendations on legislation introduced in the opening weeks of the session, as well as to take final action on any recommended changes to the CML Policy Statement. 

June 22, 2017: Full membership votes on any proposed changes to the CML Policy Statement at the CML Annual Business Meeting during the CML annual conference.