Research issued this year showed that more than 75 percent of county leaders in California believe that their public meetings are dominated by people with narrow agendas. Most of those surveyed confirmed that they want to have broader participation in such meetings. Yet many indicated difficulties engaging people beyond “the usual participants” — especially when [...]
When the CSAC Finance Corporation was formed in 1986 for the purpose of providing a public benefit no one would have guessed just how expansive the organization would become. In response to queries from counties regarding financing assistance, the CSAC Finance Corporation was formed and started creating a chain of public/private partnerships that have now spanned close to three decades and have grown to provide an impressive amount of public benefit to California Counties and residents.
We’ve all experienced this challenge. It’s late in the day and you’ve just been asked to speak in two days at a regional meeting about youth and green jobs. Or, an item dealing with options for financing energy efficiency improvements in county buildings is on next week’s agenda and you want to be prepared to [...]
There was a lot of trash talking at the historic Crest Theater a block from the State Capitol Monday evening – and those in attendance are hoping there will be even more. The event, “Talking Trash @ the Crest,” was co-sponsored by CSAC and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. The goal was to promote innovative efforts to reduce waste in California, including comprehensive recycling programs and efforts to develop state-of-the-art conversion technology facilities.
As we look back on 2012, the CSAC Finance Corporation is pleased to reflect on the continued success of our programs. Our CalTRUST investment pool, CSCDA finance programs and U.S. Communities purchasing program continued their long history of assisting public agencies and we saw our newest program, Coast2Coast Rx grow rapidly.