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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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Latest News

May 18, 2022

Cal Cities Board advances key initiatives; takes action on priority bills during May meeting

The League of California Cities Board of Directors gathered for a two-day board meeting after last week’s City Leaders Summit to review progress on the 2022 State Action Agenda, vote on policy positions, and consider recommendations to further the organization’s governance work.

May 18, 2022

Guide to Local Recovery Updates

The League of California’s strong support of SB 156 paid off, with Governor Newsom signing the historic broadband legislation. The $6 billion investment is designed to bridge the digital divide and ensure equitable digital access to underserved and unserved communities.

May 18, 2022

City leaders and lawmakers discuss shared challenges and solutions during City Leaders Summit, a new Cal Cities advocacy and education event

More than 200 city officials gathered for the City Leaders Summit last week, a brand-new advocacy and education event. The summit offered three days of opportunities for officials to advocate for city priorities at the Capitol.

  • 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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