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Welcome to “Strong Cities | Strong State,” an innovative campaign designed to communicate the importance of local government in California residents’ everyday lives, and the people at work delivering critical municipal services.
With this website as the centerpiece, the campaign will broadly promote city success stories alongside profiles of the elected city officials and city managers working together to build and maintain a high quality of life for California city residents. The program is a joint effort of the California City Management Foundation and the League of California Cities.
The Strong Cities program provides a first of its kind platform for showcasing California cities’ success stories, allowing cities to highlight their accomplishments while emphasizing specific city services and community characteristics. Moreover, “Strong Cities” will promote the innovation and experience of local officials in delivering vital services at a time when this expertise is vitally needed by state leaders struggling with fundamental issues of governance. The successful passage of Prop. 22 in November 2010 is the most recent demonstration that Californians hold their local communities and cities in high regard along with the services they provide. “Strong Cities | Strong State” will help position cities as vital, necessary and equal partners in building a better California.
The Strong Cities | Strong State campaign will profile individual cities, with a goal of highlighting all California cities over the coming 18 months. Profiles will include photos, video and other media articulating how each individual city has been working to both provide essential services, as well as elevate the quality life of its residents. Success stories will range from public safety initiatives to educational partnerships, infrastructure improvements to community engagement strategies and more.