Welcome to the coalition to Support Local Recovery in our communities!

Thanks in part to the year-long efforts of Support Local Recovery coalition members, the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. California cities are expected to receive $8 billion dollars in much-needed assistance to help offset the billions of dollars in revenue shortfalls due to the shutdown of local economies and the billions spent protecting public health, delivering essential services, protecting vulnerable populations, and helping small businesses survive during the pandemic. Thank you to all those who advocated for this much-needed relief! 

Visit our Guide to Local Recovery resource page for what cities need to know about accessing and spending American Rescue Plan dollars. 


Since the beginning of the pandemic

cities have lost $5 billion in revenue, and expect to lose another $1 billion over the next year.

Fiscal gaps still persist for many cities, whose revenue losses and unplanned expenditures far exceed the anticipated relief. And they need our support. Nine out of 10 cities are still experiencing a revenue shortfall due to the pandemic. Seven out of 10 cities anticipate that this shortfall will continue into next year, and three out of four will not, or are unsure if they can, balance their next budget without cutting services and staff. 


we must continue to fight for local recovery. Californians depend on it.

Support Local Recovery Campaign Goal 2021


Support Local Recovery FINAL

2021-22 State Budget Request for California Cities. The Legislature’s proposed budget deal provides significant resources for cities to address generational crises, but more resources are needed to support recovery from COVID-19 in all cities. City leaders should continue to urge lawmakers to appropriate at least $10 billion to help cities recover from the pandemic, bolster investment towards meaningful solutions to homelessness, improve housing affordability, and advance critical infrastructure. 

State Budget Sample City Letter


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Support Local Recovery Campaign Goals for 2020 achieved!

  • With the support of coalition members, Cal Cities successfully advocated for $500 million for cities of the state's allocation from the CARES Act funding. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the budget directing the distribution of funds in July 2020.
  • We succeeded in securing direct and flexible funding from the federal government in a landmark coronavirus relief bill which included $65 billion in relief for every city and town in the country, including $8 billion for California's cities. 

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Coalition members 

as of 9 a.m., June 1, 2021

Government Agencies
Atwater Police Department
Boulder Creek Parks & Recreation Department
City of Agoura Hills
City of Alameda
City of Albany
City of Alhambra
City of Anaheim
City of Angels Camp
City of Arcadia
City of Arroyo Grande
City of Atascadero
City of Atwater
City of Avalon
City of Avenal
City of Bell Gardens
City of Bellflower
City of Belmont 
City of Benicia
City of Buellton
City of Burbank
City of Camarillo
City of Capitola Parks & Recreation Department
City of Carson
City of Cathedral City
City of Commerce
City of Concord
City of Corning
City of Cypress
City of Davis
City of Del Mar
City of Diamond Bar
City of Dorris
City of Downey
City of Duarte
City of Dublin
City of Dunsmuir
City of Eastvale
City of Fillmore
Town of Fort Jones
City of Fremont
City of Goleta
City of Glendora
City of Grover Beach
City of Hawthorne
City of Hemet
City of Hollister Parks & Recreation Department
City of Indio
City of King
City of La Canada Flintridge
City of La Puente
City of Laguna Beach
City of Laguna Niguel
City of Lemon Grove
City of Livermore
City of Lodi City of Los Alamitos
City of Madera
City of Malibu
City of Marina Parks & Recreation Department
City of Menifee
City of Monrovia
City of Monterey Parks & Recreation Department
City of Moorpark
City of Morro Bay
City of Norwalk
City of Novato
City of Ontario
City of Orinda
City of Orland
City of Oxnard
City of Pacifica
City of Pasadena
City of Placentia 
City of Rancho Cucamonga
City of Redlands
City of Rolling Hills Estates
City of Rosemead
City of San Carlos
City of San Fernando
City of Sanger
City of San Luis Obispo
City of San Rafael
City of Santa Barbara
City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department
City of Santa Monica
City of Santa Paula
City of Scotts Valley Parks & Recreation Department
City of Solvang
City of South Gate
City of South Pasadena
City of Tehachapi
City of Temecula
City of Thousand Oaks
Town of Tiburon
City of Torrance
City of Ukiah
City of Upland
City of Ventura
City of Watsonville Parks & Recreation Department
City of West Hollywood
City of Willits
Town of Yountville
Etna Police Department 
Gateway Cities Council of Governments
Santa Cruz County Parks & Recreation Department
South Bay Cities Council of Governments
Susanville Police Department
Alameda Chamber of Commerce
Albany Chamber of Commerce
American Council of Engineering Companies, California
American Public Works Association, CA Advocacy Committee
APWA Monterey Bay Chapter
APWA Central California Chapter
APWA California Central Coast Chapter 
APWA Sacramento Chapter
APWA San Diego Chapter
APWA Silicon Valley Chapter
APWA Southern California Chapter
APWA Ventura County Chapter
Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
Atascadero Professional Firefighters Local 3600
Bay Area Council
Bellflower Chamber of Commerce
Belmont Chamber of Commerce
Belmont Police Officer's Association
Building Industry Association Bay Area
California Alliance for Jobs
California Building Industry Association 
California Contract Cities Association
California Grocers Association
California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
California Municipal Utilities Association
California Parks & Recreation Society
California Professional Firefighters
Catalina Island Tourism Authority
Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
Community Leadership Council - Palm Springs
Contra Costa Economic Partnership
Desert AIDS Project
Desert Business Association
Desert Valleys Builders Association
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
East Bay Leadership Council 
El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce
Fortuna Chamber of Commerce
Gateway Cities Council of Governments
Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce 
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Greater Ontario Business Council
Greater Palm Springs Bar And Restaurant Organization
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Independent Cities Association
Latino Caucus, League of California Cities
Los Angeles County Division, League of California Cities
Management Association of Palm Springs, Inc.
Manteca Chamber of Commerce
Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Modesto City Firefighters Association
Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce
North Bay Leadership Council
Norwalk Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Police Officers' Association 
Orange County Business Council
Oxnard Chamber of Commerce
Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
Palm Springs Fire Management Association
Palm Springs Firefighters Association
Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 
Paramount Chamber of Commerce
Peace Officers Research Association of California
Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce
PFLAG Palm Springs/Desert Communities
Prime Timers of the Desert
Public Employees Association of Palm Springs
Resource Recovery Coalition of California
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce
Service Employees International Union California
Solano Avenue Association and Stroll
Southwest California Legislative Council
Ventura Police Officer Association
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce
Yountville Chamber of Commerce

Ameresco, Inc.
Bearfoot Inn
Bongo Johnny's
Boots In Squares
California Water Service
Centrica Business Solutions Services, Inc.
Dart Container
Desert Stonewall Democrats
Desert Winds Freedom Band
Destination PSP
Eagle 501 Bar
EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge
El Mirasol Villas
Enterprise Fleet Management
Gay Desert Guide
Gay Mart International, Inc.
GovInvest Inc.
GRIT Development
HdL Companies
Inn at Palm Springs
Innovation TRIVALLEY Leadership Group
Interwest Consulting
Kamp Mor Inc.
La Maison Hotel
Las Casuelas Terraza
Los Angeles County Business Federation
Main Street Hanford
McCormick's Palm Springs Classic Car Auctions
Mizell Center
NHA Advisors, LLC
RHA Landscape Architects-Planners, Inc. 
Schneider Electric
SoCalGas Company
Sweetest Chef LLC
Vanir Construction Management
West Business Development Center
Elected Officials
Newell Arnerich, Council Member, Danville
Denise Athas, Mayor, Novato
Illece Buckley Weber, Mayor, Agoura Hills
Joe Burns, Council Member, Sausalito
John Cale, Council Member, Atwater
James Campbell, Vice Mayor, Belvedere
Susan Candell, Vice Mayor, Lafayette
Ken Carlson, Council Member, Pleasant Hill
Anna Chouteau, Council Member, St. Helena
Kate Colin, Vice Mayor, San Rafael
John D'Amico Mayor, West Hollywood
Karl Drexel, City Administrator, Fort Jones
John Dunbar, Mayor, Yountville
John Duran, Council Member, West Hollywood
Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Mayor, Union City
John Dutrey, Mayor, Montclair
Jewel Edson, Mayor, Solana Beach
Pat Eklund, Mayor Pro Tem, Novato
Linda Evans, Mayor, La Quinta
Alice Fredericks, Mayor, Tiburon
Joan Freeman, Mayor, YrekaRobert Fuller, Council Member, Morro Bay
Eric Friedman, Council Member, Santa Barbara
Susan Funk, Council Member, Atascadero
Lan George, Council Member, Arroyo Grande
Teresa Gerringer, Council Member, Lafayette
Renee Goddard, Mayor, Fairfax
Gregorio Gomez, Mayor, City of Farmersville
Brian Goodell, Mayor, Mission Viejo
Mike Griffiths, Council Member, Torrance 
Martha Guerrero, Council Member West Sacramento
Oscar Gutierrez, Council Member, Santa Barbara 
Heidi Harmon, Mayor, San Luis Obispo
John Heilman, Council Member, West Hollywood
Cheryl Heitmann, Council Member, Ventura
Stephanie Hellman, Council Member, Fairfax
Ed Hernandez, Councilmember, San Leandro
Laura Hernandez, Mayor, Port Hueneme
Cedric Hicks, Council Member, Carson
Sue Higgins, Vice Mayor, Oakley
Steve Hofbauer, Mayor, Palmdale
Christian Horvath, Council Member, Redondo Beach
Lowell Hurst, Council Member, Watsonville
Norma Jauregui, Mayor, Brawley
Rick Jones, Council Member, Fremont
Jean Josey, Council Member, Dublin
Rebecca Kaplan, Council Member, Oakland
Jeff Lee, Mayor, Grover Beach
Cliff Lentz, Council Member, Brisbane
Chin Ho Liao, Vice Mayor, San Gabriel
Tony Madrigal, Council Member, Modesto
Steven Martin, Mayor, Paso Robles
Tim McGallian, Mayor, Concord
Peggy McQuaid, Vice Mayor, Albany
Lily Mei, Mayor, Fremont
Lauren Meister, Council Member, West Hollywood
Porsche Middleton, Council Member, Citrus Heights
Rooseann Mikos, Council Member, Moorpark
Toni Momberger, Council Member, Redlands
Bridgette Moore, Mayor Pro Tem, Wildomar
Heather Moreno, Mayor, Atascadero
Maureen Mulheren, Council Member, Ukiah
Carlyn Obringer, Council Member, Concord
Lindsey P. Horvath, Mayor Pro Tem, West Hollywood
Diana Palmer, Mayor Pro Tem, Chowchilla
Elizabeth Patterson, Mayor, Benicia
Rochelle Pardue Okimoto, Council Member, El Cerrito
Gabriel Paulson, Council Member, Larkspur
Elizabeth Patterson, Mayor, Benicia
Bill Peake, Mayor, Pacific Grove
Amy Peele, Council Member, Novato
V. Manuel Perez, Riverside County Supervisor
Elizabeth Patterson, Mayor, Benicia
Nick Pilch, Mayor, Albany
David Pollock, Mayor Pro Tem, Moorpark
Jan Pye, Council Member, Desert Hot Springs
Gabriel Quinto, Council Member, El Cerrito
Dale Reynold, Mayor, Blythe
Ricky Samayoa, Mayor, Marysville
David Sander, Mayor, Rancho Cordova
Shanelle Scales-Preston, Council Member, Pittsburg
Mariam Shah, Council Member, Grover Beach
Ken Simons, Council Member, Moorpark
Nancy Smith, Vice Mayor, Sunnyvale
Sharon Springer, Mayor, Burbank
Claudette Staton, Council Member, Brentwood
Erica A. Stewart, Council Member, San Luis Obispo
Robert Storer, Council Member, Danville
Glenn Sylvester, Mayor, Daly City
Jess Talamantes, Council Member, Burbank
Derek Timm, Vice Mayor, Scotts Valley
Colleen Wallace , Mayor Pro Tem, Banning
Wanda Williams, Mayor Pro Tem, Suisun City
Lori Wilson, Mayor, Suisun City
Mary Vazquez Edge, Mayor, San Juan Bautista
Rita Xavier, Council Member, San Pablo
Greater Palm Springs Pride
Martha's Village and Kitchen
Main Street Hanford
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Prime Timers of the Desert
Safe Schools Desert Cities
The Advancement Collective
Glenn Alexander
Michael Beatty
Gerry Beaudin
Guy Bjerke
Matt Bowman
John Caner
Maria Cadenas 
Ken Dalebout
Aman Dhillon
Caroline Doran
Craig Dunham
Dave Durflinger
Oscar Flores
Susan Fredericks Ploussard
​David Gabriel
Wolfgang Giesecke
Elizabeth Glass
Terry Gorman
Doug Grove
Dane Hutchings
Todd Juhasz
Lauren Knox
Jim Lewis
Craig Lewis
Bonnie London
Wyatt Lund
Tina McMillan
Eric Nickle
Tim O'Bayley
Amanda Parsons DeRosier
Dawn Perkins
Carole Rogerd
Karin Schnaider
Hans Uslar



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