What you think about reforming California

Results updated 7/27/09: below in blue ink. The last few days we’ve been in Sacramento at the Cities Counties Schools Partnership Summit, Rebuilding California from the Ground Up. Along with about 500 other local electeds and administrators, we worked to identify and flesh out potential options to address the dysfunction at the state level. Obviously, dysfunction is manifested via […]

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Big 5 deal will push local folks & govts. off cliff

Final Countdown: action alert from Paul McIntosh, Executive Director California State Association of Counties July 18, 2009    It appears that this is the week that will change the face of California counties for many years to come.  As has been widely reported through Capitol sources, the Big Five is expected to meet tomorrow to […]

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Wanna help reform California? Take our poll!

Tuolumne County Administrator Craig Pedro and I are in Sacramento with several hundred city, county, and school board electeds for an historic, first-ever Summit to discuss and strategize how best to “reinvigorate California’s system of governance and restore efficiency, transparency, and accountability.”  The Summit, put  on by the Cities Counties Schools (CCS) Partnership  (which represents […]

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Interesting year in the soup kitchen

This has been an interesting year, hasn’t it? For the county, it’s not unlike being an orphan in a soup kitchen, begging the state for just a little more gruel. Meanwhile, the federal government has come in like Santa Claus with ballet slippers for everyone: not what we needed, but we’re not turning anything down! […]

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Town Hall Mtg. tonight – June 8th

Don’t forget tonight’s Town Hall meeting on proposed county budget cuts! Are you concerned about proposed county budget cuts that may impact Tuolumne Recreation, Library, Youth Center, and other important services? Do you have a creative alternative for the county to consider? The Tuolumne Township Citizen’s Group will host an informational meeting tonight with Teri […]

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Budget crisis: Town Hall meeting in Tuolumne

The Tuolumne Township group will host Teri’s Town Hall meeting at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Tuolumne on Monday, June 8th to discuss the state and local budget crisis. District 3 and other interested county residents are encouraged to attend. Tuolumne County Administrator Craig Pedro will discuss the economic conditions that led to the crisis, […]

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Contingency planning with community critical

I recently received an angry email from someone very concerned about the budget cuts the county is considering in response to the depressed economy and cuts coming from the state. She feels county services like recreation are critical to preventing future law enforcement problems and she asked the county to involve communities in coming up […]

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