Cal Cities expands and protects local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Californians.
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.
bills/ballot measures passed or defeated to retain local control
in new funding for cities in the past five years
in federal recovery funding in 2021
Dec 1, 2023Cal Cities to the state: Budget deficit should not slow down investments in cities
The League of California Cities Board of Directors today adopted the organization’s League of California Cities 2024 Advocacy Priorities, setting the stage for cities to work with the Legislature, the Governor, and other stakeholders during the coming year.
Nov 29, 2023Study finds that California cities lack the capacity to capitalize on the historic number of climate action grants
A new study has found that many California cities and counties lack the resources needed to capitalize on the historic number of new climate grants.
Nov 29, 2023California elected officials appointed to key NLC leadership positions
The National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new slate of leaders in mid-November at its annual City Summit, held this year in Atlanta. Mayor-Elect David Sander of Rancho Cordova is NLC’s new president.
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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 >