The League’s mission includes not only advocating for the common interests of cities, but also helping city leaders lead on challenging issues their communities face by providing education and resources that focus on promising strategies and new solutions. In June 2020, the League Board of Directors issued a statement committing to creating an equitable and just future for all Californians. The League is dedicated to supporting its members by connecting them to resources and educational opportunities that strengthen their knowledge and capacity to eliminate racial disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities. Below, is a list of foundational resources, which will grow in the coming months, as we deepen our knowledge and breadth in this space.
Equity Highlight: Western City
magazine - November
This special issue highlights local government efforts to disrupt systemic inequities in city institutions and policies and replace them with systems that are inclusive and fair. The issue features "Advancing Racial Equity in Local Government"
by the National League of Cities, "Long Beach Launches Office of Equity to Engage, Educate, and Serve," "South San Francisco Develops Equity Solutions Tailored to the Community"
and "Alisal Vibrancy Plan Addresses Equity Issues in Salinas." Read more
Resources for Cities
League Learning Opportunities