Without a way to defend local democracy, cities would be vulnerable to political attacks. Since its inception in 2003, CitiPAC has provided the last line of defense for local government.
Take the “20 for 20 for 2020 Challenge” by committing to give $20 a month for 20 months between now and the 2020 election. This small monthly amount can go a long way towards cities’ ballot measure advocacy efforts.
Many ballot measures are looming with the potential to greatly impact cities in 2020. The only way to ensure that local government has a voice at the ballot box is to begin fundraising now to strengthen CitiPAC for those campaign efforts. Though the issues are varied and can be complex, supporting local control can be as simple. A small monthly contribution to CitiPAC can help prepare us for the 2020 election cycle.
CitiPAC is the League of California Cities’ political action committee
The League needs the financial capacity to advocate for cities at the ballot box, and CitiPAC has been central to the success of protecting local democracy and tax dollars in previous elections.
CITIPAC protects local democracy. For years cities worked to increase constitutional protections for local revenues. With the passage of Proposition 1A (2004) and Proposition 22 (2010) they have achieved that goal. But the Legislature frequently generates plans – legislation or ballot measures – that allow the state to assume more and more influence over all levels of government, threatening local services and local decision-making. A well-funded PAC enables the League to respond to these challenges.
2019 STRATEGIC GOALS
How does the League determine the organization’s top issues? Every year, the League’s members and leadership work together to set strategic priorities for the next 12 months. These goals focus our legislative and advocacy activities and serve as a powerful tool for advancing local control.
- Provide Cities Additional Funding and Tools and Preserve Local Authority to Address Housing Production, Affordability and Homelessness Challenges.
- Improve Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Climate Resiliency.
- Promote Sustainability of Public Pension and Retirement Health Benefits.
- Address Public Safety Concerns of California Cities.
CITIPAC protects local democracy.
For years cities worked to increase constitutional protections for local revenues. With the passage of Proposition 1A they have achieved that goal. But the Legislature frequently generates plans – legislation or ballot measures – that allow the state to assume more and more influence over all levels of government, threatening local services and local decision-making. A well-funded PAC enables the League to respond to these challenges.
News & announcements
Propositions 1 and 2 Rally Highlights the Need to Tackle State’s Housing and Homelessness Crises
Just steps from the Capitol today, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg stood with Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), Assembly Member David Chiu (D-San Francisco), veterans, working families and other supporters of Propositions 1 and 2 on the November ballot.
Over 56% of voters voted No
With the defeat of Proposition 6, Californians chose to preserve $5.2 billion dollars a year in transportation and transit infrastructure funding. The dangerous effort to pass Proposition 6 was a direct attack on cities and would have eliminated funding for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects underway throughout California.
Supported by over 56% of voters
Proposition 1 secured $4 billion in funding to provide military veterans a place to call home. Proposition 1 will help to address the housing crisis in California. The housing funding from Proposition 1 expected to create 137,000 jobs and pump $23.4 billion into California’s economy.
Approved with a 63% majority
Proposition 2, known as the No Place Like Home Act, dedicated funding to directly address the issue of homelessness in California cities. Proposition 2 allows for the issuance of up to $2 billion in bonds to fund housing for those with mental illness who are homeless.