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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

Oct 13, 2021

October treats for cities as Governor takes final action on 2021 bills

The Governor took action on several high-profile broadband, Brown Act, public safety, and recycling bills in the days leading up to his sign/veto deadline. Here are some of the key bills that met a grisly, October end since Cal Cities’ September 29 update — and those that sailed safely into the Secretary of State’s office to be chaptered into law.

Oct 13, 2021

California moves one step closer to closing the digital divide, a top priority for Cal Cities in 2021

In a significant win for cities, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 14 (Aguiar-Curry) and SB 4 (Gonzalez) last Friday, two Cal Cities-supported measures that prioritize the broadband needs of California's unserved and underserved communities while providing local governments the flexibility and funding to expand deployment.

Oct 6, 2021

Guide to Local Recovery Update: October 6

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has extended the deadline for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund recipients to submit their first Project and Expenditure Report into early 2022. Additionally, the National League of Cities is hosting two American Rescue Plan Act webinars, including one specifically for smaller cities.

  • 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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