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Cal Cities Delivers

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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Latest News

Jul 21, 2021

Small cities score big win with passage of SB 640

Signed into law last Friday, transportation funding legislation SB 640 (Becker) creates a more equitable, competitive SB 1 application process by allowing two or more eligible cities, or one or more cities and a county, to combine resources on projects that affect multiple jurisdictions.

Jul 21, 2021

Message from League of California Cities Executive Director

What a wonderful experience it was to see our League of California Cities board members in person in San Diego last week at our first in-person board meeting in nearly 18 months.

Jul 21, 2021

Proposed $26 billion national settlement reached in opioid litigation involving state and local governments

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a proposed national settlement today for state and local government claims against three major opioid distributors and opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

  • 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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