Cal Cities promotes membership in one of its five diversity caucuses, which provides city officials with common interests, characteristics, issues, and identity as another way to connect with each other. The African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer, Latino, and Women's Caucuses reflect the diversity of California's 482 cities, and membership is open to all Cal Cities' members, as is participation in all caucus meetings and events.  

Explore each of the caucus profiles, goals, activities, and events and see if there is a diversity caucus for you.


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Special Briefing on the 2021 Legislative Report and New Laws Impacting Cities

December 1, 2021 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM


More than 700 new laws are coming to California next year, many with positive effects for cities. Join the League of California Cities President and Walnut Creek Council Member Cindy Silva, Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman, and the advocacy team to learn about the most significant legislation signed into law this year. Topics include local land use authority and affordable housing; broadband infrastructure deployment and funding; disaster response and resources; climate resiliency funding; organic waste implementation; public safety reform and cannabis; and Brown Act flexibility.

Cal Cities Staff Presenters:
Melanie Perron, Deputy Executive Director, Advocacy and Public Affairs
Jason Rhine, Assistant Legislative Director
Derek Dolfie, Legislative Representative
Nick Romo, Legislative Representative
Elisa Arcidiacono, Legislative Representative
Damon Conklin, Legislative Representative
Johnnie Pina, Policy Analyst
Caroline Cirrincione, Policy Analyst

This webinar is complimentary to Cal Cities Members and League Partners. Non-member cities and all others will be charged $100. Register by Tuesday, November 30 at 5 p.m.

For questions about how to register for the webinar, please contact Megan Dunn at For all other questions, please contact Christina George at