Join hundreds of your fellow Cal Cities members for this two-day virtual advocacy event and play a key role in ensuring local priorities are heard in the Legislature and Administration. Registration
for this event is still open and is free for Cal Cities members and League Partners.
Legislation with possible impact on cities
As city leaders worked around-the-clock this past year to protect residents, support businesses, and deliver services during the pandemic, we all witnessed how COVID-19 exacerbated and furthered already existing inequities in the state, such as the decreasing affordability of housing, rising homelessness rates, and access to reliable wireless networks. This legislative session, lawmakers are attempting to address some of those issues and more, with both positive and negative potential impacts to cities.
Legislative efforts range from seeking to increase density in single-family zoned neighborhoods without respect to locally adopted housing plans, to removing local authority to manage federally-preserved public rights-of-way, to prioritizing deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities throughout California.
Cal Cities is tracking, monitoring, and engaging on 1,885 bills this legislative session that have a potential impact to cities, and many of these proposed bills face fast approaching legislative deadlines in the coming weeks.
2021 Spring Legislative Briefing: major bills of interest webinar
If you missed the Cal Cities’ 2021 Spring Legislative Briefing: Major Bills of Interest webinar Tuesday, May 4, the webinar slides
are available online to help prepare for Legislative Action Days next week. Cal Cities' legislative team provided members detailed and current information on critical issues facing cities in the 2021 legislative session and covered top priority bills pending in the Legislature, including measures pertaining to COVID-19 response and recovery, local land use authority and affordable housing, solutions for unhoused residents, disaster preparedness, public safety, cannabis, and more.
How to get involved in advocacy efforts
Cal Cities is most effective when joined by city leaders and partners from throughout the state, and it’s imperative that we speak with one, unified message to ensure the voices of cities are heard loud and clear in the halls of the Capitol. If you’re a city official who would like to get involved in Cal Cities’ advocacy efforts, visit Cal Cities’ Action Center
, and check out the number of upcoming opportunities to get involved.
Legislative Action Days registration
is free for Cal Cities members and League Partners.
Please contact Megan Dunn
for registration questions.