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The CSAC Bulletin for February 16, 2017
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February 16, 2017

In this Issue


Headlines
CSAC Officers Meet with Governor Brown
CSAC Board Approves 2017 Legislative Priorities
Best Practices: Sonoma County’s Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children Deportation Defense Project


Policy Reports
CSAC Bill Offers Local Tax Measure Elections Tool
IHSS Cost Shift: What Impact to Your County?
CalPERS Board Action on Divestment Bill
Legislative Analyst Looks at Budget, Cannabis, Cap &Trade
Cal OES Offers Disaster Advice to CSAC Policy Committee
News Briefs


CSAC News
CSAC Finance Corporation: Scholarship, New Product Savings, and Economic Development Opportunities
CSAC Officers Meet With Governor Brown
CSAC’s officers met for about an hour with Governor Brown this week, discussing a variety of issues important to counties. Chief among them was the IHSS cost shift. They also touched on the overall state budget, transportation funding and other local issues.​
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CSAC Board Approves 2017 Legislative Priorities
There is so much happening in the State Capitol and on the federal front as well that prioritizing issues is one of CSAC’s most important tasks for the year. Today the CSAC Board of Directors approved the Association’s 2017 Legislative priorities, setting a roadmap for CSAC to follow through the yearly state budget and legislative cycle. Two issues top the list: the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) cost-shift back to counties and passing a meaningful transportation funding bill. There are billions of dollars at stake in both issues.​
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Best Practices: Sonoma Counties Unaccompanied Undocumented Children Deportation Defense Fund

Please click here to watch a brief video about this program.

Meyli was tired, thirsty and hungry for most of her trek on foot through Central America and Mexico. But it is the fear she remembers more than anything else. She was afraid of getting lost, afraid of being caught by the authorities, afraid of being robbed, or worse, by bandits. When she finally crossed into the United States she was still afraid that she’d be sent home and the arduous trip would have been for nothing.
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CSAC Bill Offers Local Tax Measure Elections Tool
CSAC is pleased to sponsor Assembly Bill 467 to preserve county resources for when county transportation authorities seek voter approval for a transportation tax (quarter-cent transactions and use tax). The bill, authored by Assembly Member Mullin, would allow a local transportation tax expenditure plan to be posted online in lieu of being printed in county voter information handbooks.  CSAC would like to thank Assembly Member Mullin for his leadership on this issue.​
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IHSS Cost Shift: What Impact to Your County?
County staff are invited to join a webinar on February 22 from 3-5 p.m. to learn about the substantial 1991 Realignment impacts that would be triggered by the Governor’s proposal to dismantle the Coordinated Care Initiative and shift additional In-Home Supportive Services costs to counties. Get more information about this issue on our website. And information and registration for the webinar is available here
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CalPERS Board Action on Divestment Bill
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has been buzzing with activity this week as the Board of Administration (Board) convened for its monthly public meetings. The hot-button item on the agenda for this month’s Board meeting was the proposed action to oppose Assembly Bill 20, legislation introduced by Assembly Member Ash Kalra which would require CalPERS to liquidate all existing investments involved in building or financing the Dakota Access Pipeline.​
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Legislative Analyst Looks at Budget, Cannabis, Cap &Trade
The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) rolled out analyses of several policies included in the Governor’s budget: cannabiscap and trade, and resources and environmental protection. These reports include an overview of the Governor’s proposal and an assessment by the LAO, as well as some background information. The analyses will help inform policy development.​
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Cal OES Offers Disaster Advice to CSAC Policy Committee
The California Office of Emergency Services (OES) recently offered some sage advice about how to apply for disaster assistance and provided an update about how the office is responding to several rounds of severe storms, issues with water infrastructure, and tree mortality. The presentation came during the recent CSAC Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee meeting.
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Administration of Justice—Bills of Interest
The following Administration of Justice bills reflect CSAC’s advocacy efforts for the second month of the 2016 legislative session. For the latest bill status, please visit www.counties.org/legislative-tracking.

Domestic Violence: Probation
AB 372 (Stone) – Sponsor
As Introduced January 9, 2017

Inmates: Health Care Enrollment
SB 222 (Hernandez) – Support
Introduced February 2, 2017
News Briefs
Health and Human Services
Upcoming Symposium on Child and Family Policy
California Health Care Foundation’s ACA Repeal Resource Page
Nominations for the Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health Due March 8


Administration of Justice
BSCC  Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Project Meets
Stepping Up Network Call: Introduction to the Network and Making the Six Questions Work for You
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CSAC Finance Corporation News
Scholarship, New Product Savings, and Economic Development Opportunities
Nationwide and the National Association of Counties (NACo) want high school seniors to understand the importance of saving early for retirement. Nationwide will award four college scholarships – each worth $2,500 – to four high school seniors whose parents or grandparents participate in a NACo Deferred Compensation 457 plan. 
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Job Openings
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