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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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Feb 2, 2023

Educators, nurses, firefighters, local government, and infrastructure groups vow to protect voters and vital local services from deceptive corporate ballot measure

The coalition of public safety, education, labor, local government, and infrastructure groups are vocalizing their opposition as the California Secretary of State’s office announced that the initiative has qualified for the November 2024 ballot.

Feb 1, 2023

Guide to Local Recovery Update: Feb. 1

The Federal Transit Administration announced $1.7 billion in funding for clean fleets and the U.S. Department of Transportation is holding a webinar on upcoming grants and related tools. New recovery resources are also available from the Local Infrastructure Hub and the National League of Cities.

Feb 1, 2023

Cal Cities seeking proposals for 2023 Annual Conference and Expo

The League of California Cities is seeking unique, forward-looking session proposals for California’s premier municipal education event: the Cal Cities Annual Conference and Expo. The conference takes place at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, Sept. 20-22.

  • 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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