Policy Areas and Committees

City officials actively debate, shape, and steer Cal Cities’ policy-making process and advocacy efforts. Approximately 50 city officials serve on each of the Cal Cities’ seven policy committees, which meet up to four times annually — typically in January, March, June, and at the Annual Conference. Committee recommendations are forwarded to the board of directors for final review and approval.

Click here to view the 2024 Policy Committee Schedule.


Cal Cities' weekly hearings update — distributed via Cal Cities Advocate — highlights upcoming legislative hearings on the bills that matter most to cities. Read the report each Wednesday. 

Track Cal Cities’ position on bills, view letters of support or opposition, download sample letters, see which lobbyists are working on which measures, and search for a bills by policy area or position.