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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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Nov 17, 2021

Guide to Local Recovery: November 17

On Monday, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The details of the bill were summarized in a recent Cal Cities Advocate article. League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman also issued a statement in response to the bill’s signing.

Nov 17, 2021

Zero-emission fleet regulations coming to some cities in early 2024

On Jan. 1, 2024, cities with more than 50 vehicles in their fleets will be required to take inventory of their fleet. Additionally, for applicable local authorities, 50% of all new motor vehicles purchases must be zero-emission vehicles.

Nov 17, 2021

A collective sigh of relief after CalPERS board votes to keep discount rate at 6.8% following compelling testimony by city officials

On Monday, Nov. 15 the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Directors voted to keep the discount rate — the long-term interest rate used to fund future pension benefits — at 6.8%.

  • 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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