CitiPAC is the League of California Cities’ political action committee

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CitiPac Mission

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.

  1. Provide Cities Additional Funding and Tools and Preserve Local Authority to Address Housing Production, Affordability and Homelessness Challenges.
  2.  Improve Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Climate Resiliency.
  3. Promote Sustainability of Public Pension and Retirement Health Benefits.
  4. Address Public Safety Concerns of California Cities. 

Support Citipac

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

The League Board of Directors met in Monterey June 29–30 and took action on several additional measures slated for the November 2018 statewide ballot

The League now has positions on four of the measures that will be on the ballot this fall.

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.

Proposition Numbers Released for June 2018 Measures

Parks and Water Bond is Prop. 68, Constitutional Protection of Transportation Revenues is Prop. 69

League Supports June Ballot Measure to Add Constitutional Protections to Transportation Revenues

Ensures Money Dedicated to Transportation Cannot be Taken for Other Uses

League of California Cities Supports the Parks and Water Bond

The League of California Cities® Board of Directors in December voted to support the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal, and Outdoor Access Act of 2018 that is slated for the June 2018 statewide ballot.

Support for the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond from the League of California Cities

The bond will generate $4
billion for affordable housing programs, infill infrastructure projects and the veterans’ homeownership
program.

Our Successes

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.