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The CSAC Bulletin for October 13, 2016
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October 13, 2016

In this Issue


Top Headlines
 - Early Bird Registration Rates for CSAC Annual Meeting End Friday
 - Final Fiscal Bills Added to Comprehensive Budget Action Bulletin
 - From Our Blog: Amador County a Leader on the Statewide Stage


Policy Reports
 - Administration of Justice News Briefs
 - National Youth Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month
 - CSAC Expanded Advocacy on Three Major Issues
    Transportation Funding, Tree Mortality, Homelessness

Early Bird Registration Rates for CSAC Annual Meeting End Friday

Early bird registration rates for the upcoming CSAC Annual Meeting end this Friday, October 14! Don’t miss this opportunity to save $50.00 off advance registration rates. After Friday, you can still register online through November 15 at our advance registration rates.

The 122nd CSAC Annual Meeting will be held November 29 to December 2 in Palm Springs, Riverside County. This year’s conference will focus on “The Power of Connection,” spotlighting the leading role California Counties play in connecting with our residents and communities, as well as state and federal government.
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Final Fiscal Bills Added to Comprehensive Budget Action Bulletin
The final 2016-17 Budget Action Bulletin is now available and reflects the late budget trailer bills and other fiscal agreements passed this fall, months after the June budget deadline. Key issues for counties include cap and trade revenue allocations and the “No Place Like Home” program providing permanent stable housing for those with mental illness.
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From Our Blog: Amador County a Leader on the Statewide Stage

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. — John F. Kennedy

There’s something in the water in Amador County. Perhaps it’s passion for public service, a desire to learn and lead, or just a commitment to improving the lives of others. Call it what you want, but the rural county of 37,000 residents is demonstrating its leadership at the state level in a big – and very unique – way.

Any followers of CSAC know that Amador County Supervisor Richard Forster is our Association President. But did you know that Amador representatives are also currently playing leadership roles in the state associations for sheriffs, district attorneys and chief probation officers?
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Administration of Justice News Briefs
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is holding its next Proposition 47 Executive Steering Committee (ESC) Meeting on Monday, October 17 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. ​
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The BSCC will hold also hold its Senate Bill 844 Adult Local Criminal Justice Facilities Construction Executive Steering Committee (ESC) Meeting on Thursday, October 20 at 9:00 am.  The meeting will be held at the BSCC headquarters in Sacramento. 
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National Youth Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month
President Obama declared October 2016 as National Youth Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month to call for comprehensive prevention efforts to reduce youth substance use and substance use disorders. More details on the proclamation can be found here.

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CSAC Expanded Advocacy on Three Major Issues

CSAC follows many important issues throughout the year, and the Legislative season has its ebbs and flows. Now, with the Legislature out of session and the Governor done with his annual ritual of signings and vetoes, there is time to offer a more in-depth look at three issues that remain at the top of our priority list and that we have been addressing with a more comprehensive effort.

For Transportation Funding, Tree Mortality and Homelessness, we have been advocating at the Capitol and with various state agencies. But we have also used our blog, social and traditional media, video, webinars, the CSAC Institute and regional meetings to enhance our advocacy efforts. We thought you might enjoy the opportunity to review some of that material.
(This material is also available on the CSAC website.)

Transportation Funding

Blogs

Our Roads and Bridges: The Fix is Not In (By Will Kempton)

MCO Fixed, Now How About Our Roads? (by Matt Cate)

Road Crisis Hits Home in Riverside County (by Marion Ashley)

Op-Eds

Time for Decisive Action to Fix Our Roads

Legislature should spread the pain to repair state’s crumbling roads (by Vito Chiesa)

Press Conference/Rally

Fix Our Roads Transportation Press Conference/Rally — May 19, 2016

Videos

CSAC President & Amador County Supervisor Richard Forster at the Fix Our Roads Rally

Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez speaks at the Fix Our Roads Rally

CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate speaks at the Fix Our Roads Rally

Tree Mortality

Blogs

Tree Mortality and Our 12 Month Fire Season (By Richard Forster)

California Wildfire: Ready, Set, Go (By CalFire Chief Ken Pimlott)

Tree Mortality: Seeing is Believing (By Richard Forster)

Tree Mortality, the Cycle of Life Interrupted (by Richard Forster)

Videos

Tree Mortality: 29 Million and Counting

Webinars

Fuel to the Fire: An Update on Fire Season & Forest Management

Homelessness

Blogs

Collaboration in Yuba County to Help Homeless Take Step Forward

Homelessness: a 58-County Issue (by Oscar Villegas)

CSAC Institute

Homelessness in our Communities—Conversation Notes

Homelessness Task Force

Web Pages/Documentation

Periscope Interview with Co-Chairs Stephany Aguilar and Oscar Villegas

Regional Meeting

Periscope Interview with Ben Metcalf, Housing and Community Development

Homelessness Presentations

Videos

Yuba County’s 14 Forward Program

Yolo County Supervisor Oscar Villegas’ Legislative testimony

Job Openings
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