Each year, CSAC recognizes some of the most innovative and cost-effective programs in our 58 counties. The platform is our annual Challenge Awards program, which has grown significantly since it was launched in the early 1990s. The deadline for the 2011 awards is quickly approaching.
State General Fund receipts for May came in higher than expected, led by sales and use taxes. Also included: a chart showing actual receipts for the year versus budget estimates.
As part of our Legislative Conference last week, CSAC had the pleasure of recognizing 15 county officials who earned their credentials from the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government. With each passing semester, the Institute continues to grow in popularity and depth.
More than 300 county officials attended the first day of the 2011 CSAC Legislative Conference in Sacramento today. Featured speakers included Governor Brown, Senator Lois Wolk, Assembly Member and Former CSAC President Rich Gordon, Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Matthew Cates, and Sacramento Bee political writer Dan Morain. Here’s a visual look at the day’s events.