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.
The Cal Cities Board of Directors met on July 14 in Garden Grove and took action on two ballot measures that have qualified for the November ballot. The Board voted to oppose Proposition 27, the California Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund. The Board also voted to take a neutral position on Proposition 26, the California Sports Wagering Regulation and Unlawful Enforcement Act.
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 2022. Your contribution helps ensure local government has a voice through the upcoming election cycle.
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.
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.