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.
CitiPAC is 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.
2022 STRATEGIC GOALS
2022 Strategic 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 2022 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 2022.
- Secure funding to increase the supply and affordability of housing and reform state housing laws to retain local authority.
- Attain investments to strengthen and sustain critical infrastructure.
- Secure increased funding and resources to prevent homelessness and assist individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Strengthen disaster preparedness, resiliency, and recovery from climate change impacts through improved collaboration and resources.
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 Cal Cities to respond to these challenges.
News & announcements
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.
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.