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The following jurisdictions are charter cities. While most of California's incorporated communities are general law cities governed according to the dictates of state statutes, charter cities operate largely in accordance with their own city charters.


Adelanto
Alameda
Albany
Alhambra
Anaheim
Arcadia
Bakersfield
Berkeley
Big Bear Lake
Burbank
Cerritos
Chico
Chula Vista
Compton
Culver City
Cypress
Del Mar
Downey
Eureka
Folsom
Fresno
Gilroy
Glendale
Grass Valley
Hayward
Huntington Beach
Industry
Inglewood
Irvine
Irwindale
Loma Linda
Long Beach
Los Alamitos
Los Angeles
Marysville
Merced
Modesto
Monterey
Mountain View
Napa
Needles
Newport Beach
Oakland
Oroville
Pacific Grove
Palo Alto
Pasadena
Petaluma
Piedmont
Placentia
Pomona
Porterville
Redondo Beach
Redwood City
Richmond
Riverside
Roseville
Sacramento
Salinas
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
San Leandro
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
San Rafael
Sand City
Santa Ana
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Santa Monica
Santa Rosa
Seal Beach
Stockton
Sunnyvale
Temple City
Torrance
Tulare
Vallejo
Ventura
Vernon
Visalia
Watsonville
Whittier