CitiPAC is the League of California Cities’ political action committee

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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

  • Dedicates funding to help military veterans have a safe place to call home.
  • Provides stable housing for struggling families, people experiencing homelessness and individuals with disabilities.
  • Builds affordable homes for hardworking people like grocery clerks, nurse aides and teaching assistants. This helps people live in the communities where they work and serve, while still having money for basics like groceries and child care.
  • Tackles top priorities for Californians – building homes, creating jobs and boosting the economy.
    It’s expected to create 137,000 jobs and pump $23.4 billion into California’s economy.
  • More than 134,000 people are languishing on our streets, huddled on sidewalks, sleeping under freeways and along riverbanks. As many as a third of the people living in these unsafe conditions are living with an untreated mental illness.
  • Decades of research shows providing people with a stable place to live along with mental health services promotes healthy, stable lives.
  • Without the foundation of a stable home connected to mental healthcare, people suffering from serious mental illness are unable to make it to doctors’ appointments and specialized counseling services, often showing up in emergency rooms as a last resort.
  • The Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018 will appear on the November 2018 statewide California ballot.

  • The bond will invest $8.877 billion dollars in California water infrastructure, including key categories like: safe drinking water, Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGMA) implementation, watershed restoration, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, infrastructure repair, and many other important water management programs.

  • Prop 6 would eliminate funding for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects currently underway throughout California.

  • The California Professional Firefighters, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, American Society of Civil Engineers, business, local government, labor, environmentalists and first responders urge NO on Prop 6 because it will stop critical transportation projects and jeopardize the safety of our bridges and roads.

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.

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

After having defeated the similarly intentioned Proposition 90 in 2006, local governments were again faced with a measure that would have greatly restricted land use control at the local level.
Background In the years following the passage of Prop 1A, the State Legislature began funneling local tax dollars away from their intended sources and towards state coffers. In 2009, the Ca…
Prop 1A Commercial Background Following years of state raids on local revenue streams, cities, counties, special districts and numerous local government coalition members set out to pro