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Together, with our members, Cal Cities delivers major victories for cities year after year – protecting local control, securing billions of dollars in new funding, and preserving existing city resources.

100 +

bills/ballot measures passed or defeated to retain local control

$13 Billion

in new funding for cities in the past five years

$8+ Billion

in federal recovery funding in 2021

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Jun 29, 2022

City voices ring loud and clear in the Capitol, helping to protect critical local transportation projects

The League of California Cities notched two legislative victories last week after an outpouring of opposition from city leaders to bills that would have restricted the use of funding sources for local transportation initiatives.

Jun 29, 2022

On the road to success? Share your infrastructure wisdom at the Public Works Officers Institute

Has your city found a novel way to respond to evolving infrastructure issues, address transportation inequities, or use technology to solve complex infrastructure problems? Consider sharing your knowledge at the League of California Cities Public Works Officers Institute, scheduled for March 8-10 in Universal City.

Jun 29, 2022

CalPERS proposes new regulations for part-time retiree work; public comment closes Aug. 1

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is accepting public comments on regulations that would limit the type of work retirees can do for public agencies. Known as “retired annuitant” positions, these appointments allow CalPERS retirees to work part-time at public agencies without losing their pensions.

  • Support Local Recovery

    A grassroots coalition of local government, labor, and business groups formed in April 2020, calling on federal and state lawmakers to provide a relief package for cities devastated by the pandemic.

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  • Guide to Local Recovery

    Cal Cities connects cities officials with the resources and information needed to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Learn about economic relief programs, related legislation, and more. 

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  • Advancing Equity

    Help create an equitable future for all Californians by browsing our Advancing Equity page, an ever-growing list of promising new strategies, solutions, and foundational resources.   

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  • Western City Magazine

    Dive deep into big policy issues and trends or get practical ideas for some of the most pressing issues facing city officials through Cal Cities' monthly Western City magazine.

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  • Cal Cities Delivers

    Cal Cities and its members deliver major victories for cities year after year — protecting local control, securing billions of dollars in the new funding, and preserving existing city resources.

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