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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.

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bills/ballot measures passed or defeated to retain local control

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in new funding for cities in the past five years

$8+ Billion

in federal recovery funding in 2021

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Dec 2, 2022

Cal Cities adopts 2023 priorities to ensure fiscal sustainability and safeguard local decision-making

The League of California Cities Board of Directors adopted the organization’s 2023 Advocacy Priorities during its meeting today, demonstrating a stronger than ever commitment to solving the most pressing challenges facing communities throughout the state.

Nov 30, 2022

Guide to Local Recovery Update: Nov. 30

Applications for a new set of infrastructure “bootcamps” by the National League of Cities and Local Infrastructure Hub are due Dec. 9. The program helps small and mid-sized cities develop competitive federal grant applications.

Nov 30, 2022

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues $57 million in tax-exempt bonds for housing in Los Angeles

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) announced the issuance of $57,193,456 in tax-exempt and taxable affordable housing bonds for Miramar Development Apartments in Los Angeles.

  • 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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