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The Voice
for California’s
Urban Counties


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.

Advocacy Priorities

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Taking the Lead: Implementing Investments and Initiatives

The state continues to rely on counties to partner or lead on solutions to persistent and complex state challenges. For both ongoing and future implementation efforts, UCC will work to …

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Sustaining Critical Local Services in Face of Economic Uncertainty

After a prolonged period of economic growth, including two years of somewhat unexpected pandemic-influenced surpluses, the state is facing its second year of considerable budget shortfalls. Urban county advocacy will …

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Securing California's Future Through Infrastructure Investments

The State of California continues to face various challenges to its natural and built environment. Natural disasters have always been part of the state’s history, but the impacts of climate …

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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 …

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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 …

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Upcoming Meetings

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.