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Ongoing investments in homelessness missing from Governor’s proposed state budget

Sacramento, January 10, 2023 — Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s introduction of the 2023-24 State Budget, League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman issued the statement below: “The Governor’s proposed 2023-24 State Budget honors funding commitments to local governments made in the 2022 Budget that bolster essential local programs and support our most […]

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Cities need stable funding and local flexibility to deliver more innovation on homelessness

Sacramento, November 21, 2022 — League of California Cities Executive Director and CEO Carolyn Coleman attended Gov. Gavin Newsom’s convening with city, county, and state officials to discuss the latest distribution of Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention funding to local governments. Following the meeting, Coleman released the below statement:  “We appreciate the renewed conversation around […]

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City leaders call on state to allocate $1.6 billion dollars in 2022-23 budget for new housing program, organic waste recycling, and unfunded mandates

Sacramento, May 11, 2022 – City officials from around the state gathered outside the Capitol Wednesday morning to urge lawmakers to draw on the state’s estimated $68 billion budget surplus to allocate $1.6 billion for programs that achieve shared local and state government goals, as well as reimburse cities for unfunded mandates. The League of […]

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Public safety, labor, local government, and infrastructure advocates announce strong opposition to California Business Roundtable ballot measure

SACRAMENTO, February 2, 2022 — Today, the League of California Cities, California Professional Firefighters, SEIU California, California Alliance for Jobs, AFSCME California, and the California Special Districts Association announced their strong opposition to the deceptively named “Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act,” a ballot measure sponsored by the California Business Roundtable (CBRT), an organization that […]

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League of California Cities applauds the signing of federal landmark infrastructure bill

Sacramento — On Nov. 15, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which comprises billions in new federal investments in the nation’s infrastructure, including more than $25 billion for California to repair roads, bridges, and highways and more than $600 million to prepare transportation systems for extreme weather, drought, and wildfires. […]

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