League of California Cities
LCC was founded in 1898. In 2004, it had a paid staff of 75, headquartered in LLC's main Sacramento office and in regional offices throughout the states.
The League of California Cities has been an active contributor to ballot measure campaigns in California. The Taxpayer Protection Act is a 2008 initiative directed at reforming the level of disclosure that the League, and other taxpayer-funded associations, would have to make about where the money is coming from that it donates to ballot measure campaigns. Currently, the source of those donations is anonymous.
The League of California Cities takes official positions on ballot measures and has also provided significant financial support to ballot measure campaigns.
|Ballot measure||Description||CFT position on measure||CFT donation|
|Proposition 22||State budget||Supported||$3,532,750|
- California Proposition 90 -- opposed, and contributed $4,085,000 to the campaign to defeat it.
In the face of the state budget crisis of 2009, state lawmkers plan to transfer $1.7 billion out of the highway users/gasoline tax fund into the state's general fund that normally goes to municipalities to maintain local streets and roads.
In June 2009, the league's board of directors unanimously voted to initiate legal proceedings to challenge the constitutionality of what it refers to as the "gas tax raid."
- League of California Cities official website
- Public agency, private benefit, May 22, 2008, Orange County Register
- News search for League of California Cities