California Local Elected Officials (CLEO) is a membership organization that networks, educates, supports and advises local elected officials throughout California’s thousands of cities, counties, school and special districts.
CLEO members are elected officials who stand for financial sustainability, government transparency and personal liberty. They often operate in isolation. They can’t count on independent policy assessments from their fellow officials, and often not even from the city staffers whose self-interest and training guides them toward more costly government. Powerful special interests apply constant pressure to already strained agency budgets.
CLEO supports this courageous minority. Supplemented by regional training programs and “hotline” emergency services, CLEO offers policy guidance, detailed financial analyses, legal perspectives and communications support. Contact Mari Barke if you are an elected official or candidate that wants to join CLEO.