League of California Cities

Action Center

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.
 
Should you have any questions or would like to recieve a copy of the Action Alert, please contact your Regional Public Affairs Manager.

We appreciate your support!

*** NOTE ***
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.

  1. 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 mdesmond@cacities.org. 
  2. In addition to submitting the letter through the portal, please send a physical copy to your Legislator(s), and and email a copy to cityletters@cacities.org, as well as your Regional Public Affairs Manager.

SB 9 (Atkins). Housing and development: approvals. 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 210 (Wiener)  License Plate Recognition Data Retention
This bill seeks to strictly limit local agencies access to license plate recognition data and threatens public safety by destroying valuable evidence that has historically helped to find abducted children and apprehend murder suspects, kidnappers, and sex criminals.
SB 210 Sample City Opposition 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

SB 556 (Dodd) Wireless Broadband - Removal of Local Authority of Public Rights-of-Way. This bill directly conflicts with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) adopted regulations on wireless services deployment, which cities and counties across the nation are actively implementing.
SB 556 Sample City Opposition Letter
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