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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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Feb 21, 2024

Cal Cities puts local control at the forefront with 12 sponsored bills

Cal Cities is working with lawmakers on a package of bills that puts cities in the driver's seat β€” literally in one case.

Feb 21, 2024

Local and state electeds call for federal leaders to step up and end the cross-border sewage crisis at the Tijuana River

It’s not just water flowing into the Pacific Ocean from the Tijuana River. Cloudy wastewater and sewage particulate matter are also being flushed into the ocean and sometimes the air.

Feb 21, 2024

Legislative leaders introduce bill targeting organized retail theft

Lawmakers have introduced at least 30 bills aimed at reducing retail theft this year.

  • 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 β€” protecting local control, securing billions of dollars in the new funding, and preserving existing city resources.

    Learn More >