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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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Latest News

Dec 3, 2021

League of California Cities adopts 2022 State Action Agenda

City leaders who serve in leadership positions in Cal Cities divisions, departments, policy committees, and diversity caucuses convened during meetings over the last month to chart the organization’s priorities for 2022 and ensure they are laser focused on the issues most critical to our cities and the residents our members serve.

Dec 1, 2021

The city of Riverside builds affordable housing while breaking down barriers to mental health access

Cities throughout California are looking for ways to increase the state’s supply of affordable housing, often working around a myriad of changing regulations, geographic challenges, and recently, material and labor shortages.

Dec 1, 2021

The City Managers Conference is now open for registration through Jan. 21

The League of California Cities has returned to partial, in-person programming. Scheduled for February 2-4 in Monterey, the City Managers Conference provides city managers and assistant city managers with essential information to help them better run their cities.

  • 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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