CitiPAC – Protecting Local Democracy
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.
The League of California Cities Political Action Committee
Cal Cities 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 Cal Cities to respond to these challenges.
2023 Advocacy Priorities
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 2023 and ensure they are laser focused on the issues most critical to our cities and the residents our members serve.
In setting the League of California Cities annual strategic advocacy priorities, cities remain committed to resiliency, response, and recovery to strengthen our cities and move our communities forward. We stand ready to work collaboratively with the state and federal governments and other stakeholders to accomplish our strategic advocacy priorities in 2023.
Protect and expand investments to prevent and reduce homelessness.
Increase the supply and affordability of housing while retaining local decision-making.
Improve public safety in California communities.
Join the 24 for 24 Challenge
CitiPAC, the League of California Cities political action committee, advocates for cities and protects local democracy at the ballot box. Several ballot measures are looming with the potential to greatly impact cities in 2024. Your contribution helps ensure local government has a voice through the upcoming election cycle.
No on Proposition 6 (2018)
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.
Yes on Proposition 1 (2018)
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.
Yes on Proposition 2 (2018)
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.