CSAC officers and staff had the pleasure this week to meet with the Steering Committee members of our Corporate Associates Program. These regular meetings are a great venue for sharing ideas and planning for the future. CSAC receives insight from leaders in a variety of industries, including utilities, health care, communications, finance, construction management, human [...]
Nearly 30 county affiliates met to discuss the Govenor’s spending plan. The forum presented an opportunity for an honest and frank discussion among county officials from across the state, all of whom have a significant stake in the details big and small in the realignment proposal.
The governor’s proposed realignment, a process of shifting responsibility for certain government programs from the state to counties, sounds appealing. However, we fear that the state will dump the responsibility for safety-net services on our doorstep without a sustainable, long-term funding plan.
Four women and one man now govern rural Trinity County, a first in the history of the Rhode Island-sized, forested mountain county of 14,000 people, in far Northern California.
Despite so much focus on the Governor’s proposed budget and its potential impacts on California Counties, we can’t lose sight of the fact that the long arm of Washington, D.C. reaches deep into the Golden State. With that in mind, CSAC President and Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione and I have spent the better part [...]