There’s a county road I often take home from Sacramento to Placer County; the scenery is idyllic – farm houses, horses, geese heading south, the Sierra Nevada on the horizon. And then I begin hitting teeth-jarring potholes, one after another. It’s not a well-traveled road and I know it’s not a priority. But I also know that I am not alone – not when you take a look at the backlog on road maintenance our counties and cities are facing.
The County Engineers Association of California (CEAC) elected Julie Bueren of Contra Costa as their first woman president.
Staff here at CSAC that have the pleasure of working with Phil Demery, Sonoma County Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works, are excited to share the news that he was sworn in as president of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) last week during the NACE Annual Conference in Ft. Worth, [...]
Well almost. You might have thought it was the end of the world if you were in the Capitol today and saw the Sierra Club, Counties and the Farm Bureau walking hand in hand advocating together as a coalition. It wasn’t the end of the world; it was the Williamson Act that brought these groups [...]
When most Californians think of land-use planning or infrastructure, they think of their local city – the new residential neighborhood being built or the condition of their local streets. Yet few people may realize the role that counties play in these crucial areas. In fact, cities, counties and regions are intricately linked in these arenas.