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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 more than 80 percent of the state's population residing in California's high-population counties.

Advocacy Priorities

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Pandemic Response and Recovery

Having expended considerable resources responding to COVID-19, counties now face uncertainty regarding additional federal relief coupled with declines in local revenues. Given ongoing service demands and uneven economic recovery, UCC …

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Homelessness and Homelessness Prevention

The state and counties have dedicated significant resources toward emergency shelters, housing, and outreach care for the homeless. Now, it is time to invest in resources to help those experiencing homelessness secure shelter in permanent housing options.

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State and Federal Support for County Health Systems

The Newsom Administration unveiled a comprehensive, multi-year approach to improving Medi-Cal in the fall of 2019. The Medi-Cal Healthier California for All proposal (formerly CalAIM) is the framework for California’s …

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Facilitating Implementation of Voter-Approved and Legislatively Enacted Reforms

Given the depth and variety of county functions, urban counties will bear considerable responsibility for implementing reforms approved in 2020. UCC will advocate for appropriate flexibility and sufficient resources in …

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Upcoming Meetings

The UCC Board of Directors should have final dates set for its 2020 meeting schedule by late February 2020. In the meantime, please note UCC’s two in-person meetings scheduled for May and December; other conference call meeting dates will be announced soon. If necessary, additional or emergency meetings may be scheduled to address emergent issues throughout the year.