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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 21, 2022

Cities need stable funding and local flexibility to deliver more innovation on homelessness

League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman attended Gov. Gavin Newsom’s convening with city, county, and state officials to discuss the latest distribution of Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention funding to local governments. Following the meeting, Coleman released this statement.

Nov 16, 2022

Revised retired annuitant regulations address cities’ key concerns, but more flexibility is needed

The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is considering revised regulations that would limit the type of work certain retirees can do for public agencies. The previously proposed versions generated significant concern about the ability of public agencies to fill highly technical or seasonal roles.

  • 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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