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 elections past.
This year is an especially important year as the League’s Board of Directors recently voted to support a series of ballot measures that will improve neighborhoods and the quality of life for California city residents. Those measures include investments to affordable housing, park and water infrastructure; constitutionally protecting transportation funding; and opposing any efforts to repeal new transportation funding at the ballot box.
ImprovE California Cities & Strengthen Neighborhoods
The Tax Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability Act of 2018 would eliminate the current authority of cities and counties to enact a tax for general purposes with approval from a majority of voters, making it harder for communities to maintain adequate levels of services.
Would now require a 2/3rd vote of City Councils or Board of Supervisors to enact many fees. This will make it harder for communities hold businesses and individuals responsible for creating fires hazards, destruction of public property, and use of emergency services.
This measure places a $4 billion general obligation bond on the November 2018 ballot to fund affordable housing programs and the veterans homeownership program (CalVet).
Benefits: Multifamily Housing, Transit-Oriented Development, Infill Incentives, Farmworker Housing, Local Housing Trust Fund Matching Grants, CalHome, Self-Help Housing Fund, and
CalVet Home Loans
2018 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.