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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

Jan 19, 2022

Cal Cities releases 2021 Annual Report

The League of California Cities 2021 Annual Report is now available online. The yearly review highlights the organization’s legislative, legal, educational, and organizational accomplishments.

Jan 19, 2022

San Rafael's community partnerships help bridge the digital divide

The Canal neighborhood (population 12,000) is one of San Rafael’s most densely populated areas. It is also a traditionally underserved community, mostly comprised of low-income households that use English as a second language.

Jan 19, 2022

U.S. Census Bureau opens review process for 2020 census results

The U.S. Census Bureau has opened its 2020 Census Count Question Resolution Operation, a formal program that allows local governments to review the 2020 census results for processing errors that may impact federal funding.

  • 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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