Cal Cities expands and protects local control for cities through education and advocacy to enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

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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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December 8 — 9, 2021
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January 20-21 and January 27-28, 2022
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Latest News

Sep 24, 2021

League of California Cities announces new board officers and directors

The Cal Cities Board of Directors elected Walnut Creek Council Member Cindy Silva to serve as president, Artesia Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj to serve as first vice president, and Fowler Council Member Daniel Parra to serve as second vice president. El Centro Mayor Cheryl Viegas Walker, who served as the 2020-21 president, became immediate past president.

Sep 23, 2021

Eleven cities receive prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for outstanding local programs

The League of California Cities revealed the 11 winning cities of the esteemed Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in 2021. Each city was chosen for their outstanding efforts and innovative programs to improve the quality of life and delivery of services in their communities.

Sep 23, 2021

League of California Cities Honors Three Legislators with Distinguished Legislative Leadership Award

The League of California Cities honored Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), and Sen. John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) today for their unwavering support and dedication to local communities with its Distinguished Legislative Leadership Award during Cal Cities’ Annual Conference and Expo.

  • 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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