City and county officials gather in Sacramento to discuss solutions to prevent and reduce homelessness

Apr 7, 2023

Kayla Sherwood, 530-844-1744,
Rachael Serrao, 916-926-8769,

Sacramento, CA — For the first time ever, hundreds of city and county officials from throughout the state will be in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 12 for a League of California Cities (Cal Cities) and California State Association of Counties (CSAC) joint convening on homelessness. State lawmakers, local leaders, and federal officials will share their perspectives on preventing and reducing homelessness, as well as the roles, responsibilities, and resources needed to support California’s most vulnerable residents.

What: Special Joint Convening on Homelessness, by Cal Cities and CSAC

When: Wednesday, April 12, 1:30 to 4:40 p.m.

Where: SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, 1400 J street, Sacramento

Featured speakers include:

  • CSAC President and Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington
  • Cal Cities President and Artesia Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj
  • Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
  • Chula Vista Mayor John McCann
  • Modesto Mayor Sue Zwahlen
  • Grass Valley Mayor Jan Arbuckle
  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell
  • San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas
  • Sacramento County Supervisor Rich Desmond
  • CSAC Treasurer and Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa
  • Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall
  • Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones
  • Assembly Minority Leader James Gallagher
  • Assembly Member Luz Rivas
  • Cal Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman
  • CSAC CEO Graham Knaus
  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness Senior Regional Advisor Helene Schneider 

League of California Cities

Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.

California State Association of Counties ®

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) is the voice of California’s 58 counties. CSAC represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services.