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2022 UCC Priorities

California’s urban counties provide critical public services in communities across the state. On the state and federal governments’ behalf, urban counties are responsible for addressing the well-being of our state’s most vulnerable populations. In that spirit of partnership, urban counties seek state support for these efforts, including the following:


Implementing Investments and Initiatives

Recent state budget surpluses have brought extensive new state programs with implementation responsibilities for counties. Additionally, the state has looked to counties to partner on, or lead, solutions to persistent …

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Building the State’s Critical Workforce

Counties are struggling to compete with private sector employees to attract and retain workers, especially for some of the most critical services that counties provide – county hospitals and clinic …

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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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Improving Safety and Accessibility of Public Meetings

The pandemic has brought with it considerable change in the way local public meetings are conducted. The use of technology has broadened opportunities for county elected and appointed officials to …

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