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.
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 …Learn More
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.Learn More
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 …Learn More
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 …Learn More
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.