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May 18

Response to COVID-19

California’s urban counties – representing more than 80 percent of the state’s population – provide critical public services in communities across the state. Most importantly, urban counties care for those …

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July 13

Special Legislative Update

Persistent Spikes Necessitate Throttling Back on Re-Opening; Legislature Delays Return to Sacramento Amid Virus Outbreak Affecting Members and Staff and other updates provided in the link below.

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News and Press Releases

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  • May 13

    Industry Guidance for Counties

    Governor Newsom announced new guidance for industries allowed to open statewide with modifications and some new guidance only for counties.

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  • February 24

    HCD Struggles to Keep Up with Workload

    State staffing challenges cause delays in carrying out homeless and housing programs.

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  • February 19

    Governor’s State of the State Address: Annotated

    The team at CalMatters annotates the Governor’s State of the State address.

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  • February 19

    Analysis: Newsom “Owns” Homelessness

    CalMatters’ analysis of Governor Newsom’s State of the State address focused on homelessness.

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  • February 10

    SB 50 is Dead: Now What?

    With the defeat of the SB 50, a controversial measure to reform local zoning practices, what will the Legislature and Governor do to address the state’s housing shortage?

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  • January 29

    UCC MFAR Letter

    UCC commented on the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR), which would severely impact California’s Medi-Cal program.

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Member Communications

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  • July 2

    Special Legislative Update

    Senate Adjourns for Short Summer Recess; Both Houses Return July 13th; DOF COVID-19 Website Up and Running; November 2020 Ballot Propositions Finalized and other updates provided in the link below.

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  • June 29

    Special Legislative Update – June 29, 2020

    Governor signs the State Budget; Highlights from the Governor’s midday Press Conference and other updates provided in the link below.

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  • June 25

    Special Legislative Update – June 25, 2020

    Senate Passes Most of 2020-21 State Budget Package; Assembly Returns Tomorrow to Take Action; Governor Declares Budget Emergency and other updates provided in the link below.

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