County supervisors to push back

Read Teri’s commentary today for PublicCEO on the decision made at last week’s California State Association of Counties annual conference to actively seek reform of state government: County Supervisors frustrated, angry

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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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