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September 2011

Challenge Awards Spotlight County Innovation

Each and ever day, California counties meet increasingly complex challenges associated with providing vital services to our state’s 38 million residents. In many ways, counties are our invisible form of government. Few can explain what counties do; even fewer truly understand the wide array of programs and services counties provide. Each year through CSAC’s Annual [...]

Governor Pledges Maximum Support for Realignment

CSAC’s First Vice President and Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan and Second Vice President and Del Norte County Supervisor David Finigan  joined Governor Brown and law enforcement officials today at a news conference where the Governor pledged “maximum state support” as local officials begin California’s historic realignment to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s prison-reduction [...]

CSAC Institute Offers Leadership Symposium

In early 2009, CSAC unveiled a new and highly valuable member service: The CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government. For the past 2½ years, the Institute has provided numerous educational opportunities for county officials. For example, in the past week alone our instructors have taught courses on water and on how California counties are [...]

California’s Rural Schools and Roads at Risk

Several California Counties will lose critical federal funding to keep our schools open and roads paved, unless the federal government reauthorizes their decades long commitment to communities with federal forest land.