The Urban Counties of California's (UCC) mission is to improve the lives of urban county residents by providing a strong, unified voice to advance policy and funding decisions for a broad array of vital public health, human services, behavioral health, public safety, community corrections, public works and other local services and programs that impact slightly over 80 percent of the state's population residing in California's high-population counties.
Implementing Investments and Initiatives
The state continues to look to counties to partner or lead on solutions to persistent and complex state challenges. In addition to ongoing efforts associated with prior year reforms and …Learn More
Building the State's Critical Workforce
Despite state support for retention incentives, California continues to face worker shortages across many sectors, including county government. Counties are struggling to compete with private sector employers to attract and …Learn More
Investing in the Next Generation
Children are society’s greatest asset, and smart investments in our communities’ youth and the systems that support them will drive improved downstream health, social, and educational outcomes. Building on important …Learn More
Sustaining Critical Local Services in the Face of Economic Uncertainty
After a prolonged period of economic growth, including two years of somewhat unexpected pandemic-influenced surpluses, economic indicators and actual revenue performance are decidedly diminished. Urban county advocacy will focus on …Learn More
Securing California's Future Through Infrastructure Investments
The State of California is facing various challenges to its natural and built environment. Natural disasters have always been part of the state’s history, but the impacts of climate change …Learn More
The UCC Board of Directors' have final dates for its 2023 meeting schedule. Please note UCC’s two in-person meetings this year will be held in April and November. If necessary, additional or emergency meetings may be scheduled to address emergent issues throughout the year.