Cal Cities' 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 Cal Cities Board of Directors issued a statement committing to creating an equitable and just future for all Californians. Cal Cities 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 as we deepen our knowledge and breadth in this space.
Equity Highlight: Cal Cities launches Advancing Equity Advisory Committee
“Cities are making concerted efforts to address inequities in their communities and I am honored to be spearheading this initiative to ensure cities have the right tools to be successful. The committee’s goal is to identify how cities can recognize and eliminate disparities, heal racial divisions, and build more equitable communities.” President Cheryl Viegas Walker. Read more
Resources for Cities
Cal Cities Learning Opportunities