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The CSAC Bulletin for July 21, 2016
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July 21, 2016

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Top Headline
NACo Brings Annual Conference to LA County

Policy Reports
Dip in State Revenue Hits All “Big Three” General Fund Sources
HHS Committee Supports Propositions 55, 56
AOJ Committee to Consider Proposition 57
CDCR Issues Three-Judge Panel Update for July
Declining Transportation Investment Impacts Jobs
PEW Charitable Trust Examines Evidence-Based Budgeting
New Federal Rules Proposed for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
CalPERS Announces New Chief Executive Officer
Cal OES Issues RFP for Child/Youth Advocacy Programs
CalPERS Seeks Nominees for Spotlight Award

Meetings, Webinars,Training etc.

  
CSAC News
From Our blog: Collaboration in Yuba County to Help Homeless Take Step Forward
CSAC Institute’s August Course Schedule

NACo Brings Annual Conference to LA County

Nearly 3,000 county supervisors, commissioners, and executives from across the country are converging on Los Angeles County this week for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference. The Long Beach Convention Center will be busy for several days with workshops, policy discussions and speakers offering insight and expertise on a variety of critical issues. In addition, San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox is up for election as NACo Second Vice President. You can read about his platform here.

“There are a lot of good reasons to visit Los Angeles County no matter what season it is,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. “But for people in county government, this is a great time to be here. The NACo conference presents the opportunity to have real impact on some of the most important issues facing our constituents today.”
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You can follow all the action from the NACo conference on Twitter with the hashtag #NACoAnn.

And please watch a video welcome from Supervisor Knabe here.

Dip in State Revenue Hits All “Big Three” General Fund Sources
The latest revenue report from the Department of Finance (DOF) shows numbers were below expectations in the final month of the 2015-16 fiscal year. State General Fund cash is $788 million (4.7 percent) below forecast, and year to date revenues are also coming in lower than projected by $706 million (0.6 percent). The DOF report does not include speculation about what might be causing these dips in revenue when compared to the budget projections.​
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HHS Committee Supports Propositions 55, 56
The CSAC Health and Human Services Policy Committee gave a nod to the new tobacco tax and extension of one of the Proposition 30 taxes for education and health care on Monday, unanimously voting to forward a recommendation of support on Propositions 55 and 56 to the CSAC Executive Committee.​
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AOJ Committee to Consider Proposition 57
The Administration of Justice (AOJ) Policy Committee will consider taking a position on Proposition 57; The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 when it meets on July 28th at 10:00 a.m. Proposition 57, which has qualified for the November ballot, would amend the Constitution to give parole consideration for persons sent to prison for a non-violent felony, once they have completed the full term of their primary offense. 
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CDCR Issues Three-Judge Panel Update for July
California continues to provide monthly reports on the status of state prison populations. The latest is the Three-Judge Panel Update for July. California is required by a February 10, 2014 court order to submit status reports on current in-state and out-of-state adult prison populations and the measures being taken to reduce the prison population in response to the order.
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Declining Transportation Investment Impacts Jobs
While the deteriorating condition of our streets and roads and the lack of money to repair them has been the focus of CSAC’s transportation funding advocacy, CSAC and our partners in the Fix Our Roads Coalition wrote to the Legislature this week to stress some of the broader economic impacts of California’s transportation funding crisis.​
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PEW Charitable Trust Examines Evidence-Based Budgeting
The PEW Charitable Trusts recently published an issue brief on using evidence-based budget practices to better align taxpayer dollars with best outcomes.The brief notes that most existing budget processes tend to result in a bias towards the status quo and small incremental changes, while not focusing on program effectiveness.​
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New Federal Rules Proposed for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
Two federal agencies are working on new regulations related to so-called “oil trains” that have become more common recently. The goal is to improve oil spill response readiness and mitigate effects of rail incidents involving petroleum oil.​
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CalPERS Announces New Chief Executive Officer
Following news in January that current Chief Executive Officer Anne Stausboll would retire on June 30, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has announced the hiring of her replacement, Marcie Frost, who will assume the position on October 3.​
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Cal OES Issues RFP for Child/Youth Advocacy Programs
The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has $5.5 million in grant money available for programs dealing with youth and child victims of crime. The Unserved/Underserved Child & Youth Advocacy Program provides one-time funding for advocacy and support services. Approximately 15 projects will be selected to receive an allocation of up to approximately $371,000 for a one-time, 23-month grant period. The program is supported with Victims of Crime Act funds.​
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CalPERS Seeks Nominees for Spotlight Award
CalPERS is looking to recognize a public agency with the Spotlight on Excellence award. This honor is intended to shine the light on an exemplary public agency, program, or employee that serves as a role model, has a proven track record of building community success, and exhibits the spirit of public service. CalPERS has asked us to help identify a worthy recipient. Details and information on how to nominate a recipient are available here.​
 
Meetings, Webinars, Training etc.
ILG Webinars: FPPC, Brown Act, Ethics, and More 
For most elected officials and for many staff positions in government service, training in various disciplines is required on a regular basis. If you are looking for more information about ethics, the Brown Act, FPPC regulations and more, the Institute for Local Government (ILG) might be the answer.​
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From Our Blog: Collaboration in Yuba County to Help Homeless Take Step Forward
That noise you may have heard? That was Yuba County blowing up the belief that the wheels of government turn slowly. In a mere two-months’ time, the County – in collaboration with various local partners – developed, built and opened a new temporary housing program for the homeless. To watch a short video about the program, click here.
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CSAC Institute’s August Course Schedule
From those all-important presentation skills and using social media to the single audit and County 101 – the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government some great classes in store next month. Check out the details below and register today. These classes will fill quickly!. Read on for details!​
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Job Openings
Click here to see the latest county and local government job postings.
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