Become the change you want to see – that was a common theme among the two speakers who highlighted this morning’s General Session. CSAC 1st Vice President and Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan set the stage when he told the packed house that in 2012, “there is an opportunity for us to make change and [...]
The 117th CSAC Annual Meeting kicked off in grand style this afternoon with an engaging, insightful and humorous address by former Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Using the style he is known for, Willie waxed poetic on his political life in Sacramento and San Francisco. He also touched on a variety of [...]
California counties remain concerned about the nature and funding of the 2011 Realignment, particularly the public safety portion. While the Community Corrections Partnerships around the state have been developing plans to implement AB 109, a lot of details remain to be worked out and counties are concerned that the funding devoted to realignment may not [...]
In one week from today, we will be kicking off our 117th Annual Meeting. Think about that figure; for 117 years, county officials have been coming together to talk about common issues, to work as one and plan for the future. Even back in the 1890s, our county leaders understood the influence they held when working together and speaking with one voice. While they may have arrived in town on horseback and buggy rather than Southwest and BART, one thing hasn’t changed: the value of coming together.
There has been a lot of media attention this week focused on Penn State – its administration and its football program. Who knew what, and who told whom, and when. Of course, lots of whys. Perhaps instead of football coaches, the story that deserves to be discussed – in fact, must be discussed – is [...]