The League of California Cities protects local control and advances its state action agenda thanks to the active involvement of city officials from across the Golden State. City leaders directly influence Cal Cities' overall efforts through their involvement in policy committees, regional divisions, municipal departments, and caucuses. City officials can also get involved by joining grassroots campaigns, educational events, and department listservs.
Cal Cities Delivers
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
of lawsuits won protecting local control and city interests
How to Get Involved
Functioning as professional societies with educational and networking opportunities, municipal departments play an essential role in forming Cal Cities policy and programs. Each department is represented on the Cal Cities’ board of directors and policy committees.
Representing virtually every city and town in California, Regional Divisions are at the core of our advocacy efforts. City officials — both elected and career — help develop region-specific programs and carry out grassroots activities that support chosen legislative, regulatory, and ballot measure goals.
Caucuses advocate for equitable state policies within Cal Cities’ internal committees and departments, ensure that the unique needs of their respective communities are responded to, and promote the advancement of officials from traditionally marginalized communities.
Composed of 61 cities located within California's coastal zone, the Coastal Cities Group (CCG) collaborates on sea level rise mitigation efforts, land use regulations, and other issues of mutual interest.
City officials actively debate, shape, and steer Cal Cities’ policy-making process and advocacy efforts. Over 400 officials collectively add their expertise and guidance to Cal Cities through one of seven policy committees.
Cal Cities' successes at the ballot box are possible only through the support of CitiPAC, a political action committee that focuses solely on initiatives affecting cities. Fundraising through CitiPAC helps ensure that the League has the necessary resources to advocate for city interests on ballot measures and defend against threats to local democracy. Learn more about CitiPAC.