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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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Sep 21, 2022

AB 1985 signed into law, giving cities more time to comply with organic waste procurement requirements

Cities now have an additional two years to comply with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecyle) SB 1383 organic waste diversion procurement requirements with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signing of AB 1985 (R. Rivas).

Sep 21, 2022

Governor vetoes sales tax bill that would have cost cities and counties more than $2 billion

Following months of advocacy by Cal Cities, Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed AB 1951 (Grayson), a sales and use tax exemption bill that would have greatly reduced local government revenues for housing, transit, public safety, and other critical services.

Sep 21, 2022

City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar open for registration, now through Nov. 15

From protecting public records to election administration, city clerks are an integral part of the democratic process. With overall public trust continuing to decline, the job of a city clerk has never been harder — or more important. The City Clerks New Law and Elections Seminar is scheduled for Dec.7-9 in Monterey.

  • 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.

    Learn More >