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2023 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

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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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