It’s about a thousand miles from the northwestern tip of Del Norte County to the southeastern tip of Imperial and the 58 counties in between are as broad and diverse as you can imagine. So it’s important to CSAC that we get out into our member-counties as often as possible, even if the far-flung nature of California makes that more challenging. This week alone CSAC staff visited six different counties to make presentations, attend conferences and foster two-way communication between counties and CSAC.
For example, CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate is in San Francisco today for a meeting of the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Statewide Leadership Council. The PPIC is the preeminent policy research organization in the state. Their research topics include public safety, health and human services, the environment and the economy just to name a few. Having Matt on their Leadership Council helps keep CSAC on top of emerging trends and policies. The Leadership Council is a virtual who’s who of leaders in public policy.
CSAC was also in Contra Costa, Inyo, Kern, Mendocino and LA Counties this week. To find out why--read more.