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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 8, 2023

Redland’s Homekey project is an “important model” for other cities, says former federal homelessness czar

Project Homekey has become a cornerstone of the state’s efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness. In theory, Homekey is simple. Using state money, public agencies can quickly convert underutilized hotels and motels into studio apartments.

Feb 8, 2023

Cal Cities-sponsored legislation would reduce barriers to elected office, adjust council pay for inflation

Sen. Bill Dodd introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow general law cities to adjust council member salaries for inflation and tie future increases to the California Consumer Price Index. Known as SB 329, the bill is sponsored by the League of California Cities.

Feb 8, 2023

Guide to Local Recovery Update: Feb. 8

Federal agencies are accepting applications for key environmental justice and surface transportation grant programs. Applications for a second round of Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program funding — $1.1 billion — are expected to open in April.

  • 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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