Cal Cities expands and protects local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

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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.

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

Jan 12, 2022

Temporary drought rules go into effect Jan. 14; cities may use their own discretion during enforcement process

California water officials have enacted statewide drought rules similar to those in force during the 2012-2016 drought in an effort to increase water conservation.

Jan 12, 2022

Cal Cities-sponsored bond agency issues nearly $600 million in tax-exempt bonds for housing in Escondido and Pleasant Hill

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) recently announced the issuance of $597,270,000 to acquire workforce housing in Escondido and Pleasant Hill.

Jan 12, 2022

Final Rule issued on Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued the Final Rule on the use of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which were established under the American Rescue Plan Act.

  • 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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