Welcome to the Action Center, where you can find a list of current legislative proposals that need your advocacy!
The League of California Cities is its strongest when joined by the voices of members and coalition partners. Cal Cities' legislative and regional public affairs teams are here to work hand-in-hand with members to protect local control and stand up for city interests.
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The Legislature has a recently changed letter submission process that requires
ALL LETTERS TO BE UPLOADED INTO A NEW ELECTRONIC PORTAL.
The portal will automatically send letters to the author’s office and the committee(s) of jurisdiction.
$350 Billion COVID-19 Federal Relief Bill. The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced a $350 billion COVID-19 relief bill with $65 billion going directly to cities. We are calling on city leaders to let your Congressional member know that direct and flexible aid to state and local governments is essential to economic recovery.
Federal Relief Sample City Letter
SB 9 (Atkins). Housing and development: approvals.
- Please visit https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/advocates/ to create an account and upload this letter. If you are having difficulty accessing the portal, please contact Meg Desmond at email@example.com.
- In addition to submitting the letter through the portal, please send a physical copy to your Legislator(s), and and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as your Regional Public Affairs Manager.
This bill would require a local government to ministerially approve a housing development containing two residential units in single-family residential zones. Additionally, this measure would require local governments to ministerially approve urban lot splits.
SB 9 Sample City Letter
SB 278 (Leyva) PERS Disallowable Compensation. This bill will require public agencies to directly pay retirees and/or their beneficiaries, disallowed retirement benefits using general fund dollars.
SB 278 Sample City Opposition Letter