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Legislative Platform

The California Contract Cities Association represents 76 cities throughout Southern California. For over 60 years, Contract Cities has served as an advocate and unified voice for its member cities on both the local and state level. Through collaborative government, Contract Cities has successfully protected and enhanced the quality of life for eight million residents.

2018 Legislative Priorities

Cities are directly accountable to their communities. Local control allows community members a direct voice in choosing programs and services that best fit their needs. CCCA supports and defends the rights of local governments to protect their ability to contract services, acting locally and effectively for their communities.

Community Choice Aggregation

  • Support Community Choice programs that allow cities to pursue competitive alternatives to investor-owned utility sources of energy, allowing cities to prioritize the use of renewable energy.

 Pension Reform

  • Support increased flexibility for cities to negotiate with CalPERS to address the $153 billion shortfall that considers cities’ financial status to meet pension obligations.

 Overconcentration of Licensed Rehabilitation Facilities

  • Support or sponsor actions that improve state and local protections to hold licensed rehabilitation facilities more accountable to the people they are charged with and the communities in which they exist.

 Right-of-way Agreements for Utility Facilities

  • Defend the rights of cities to retain local authority over public property, including the right to negotiate its use in right-of-way agreements.

Public Safety

  • Support measures that further invest in mental health services and reentry programs to help released inmates better reintegrate into communities, while increasing collaboration of best practices with Los Angeles County and other local agencies to reduce safety risks from the impact of AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57.


  • Support legislative efforts to bridge the funding gap in affordable housing solutions that allow innovation and flexibility.
  • Oppose any action that would relinquish local control over land use policy.
  • Support the fair allocation of transportation funding from various sources, including SB 1, which provide cities with resources to repair existing infrastructure and to create alternative forms of transportation.

 Water Infrastructure

  • Access to clean water is a human right—CCCA supports measures that protect access to clean and sustainable supply of water from other sources in order to prepare for future droughts and emergencies.
  • Support continued collaboration with local agencies, such as Los Angeles County’s development of the Water Resilience Plan and Expenditure Plan that ensures the needs of cities are fully accounted for in the County’s proposal.