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The CSAC Bulletin for December 8, 2016
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December 8, 2016

In this Issue


Top Headlines
CSAC Elects New Slate of Officers
Legislature Convenes with 31 Newly Elected Members
Federal Budget and Water Bill Update


Policy Reports
CSAC Policy Committee Meeting Recaps
New Session Kicks Off with Transportation Funding Bills
Cannabis Briefing in the State Capitol
State Treasurer Forms Cannabis Banking Working Group
Administration of Justice News Briefs
Health and Human Services News Briefs


CSAC News
Recognizing Service to Counties
CSAC Institute Releases 2017 Winter/Spring Course Schedule
CSAC Finance Corporation, Medcor Webinar: On-Site Health & Wellness Clinics
From Our Blog: ILG Resources to Understand Municipal Finance

CSAC Elects New Slate of Officers

CSAC elected a new slate of officers at its Annual Meeting in Riverside County, swearing in Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson as President, Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez as First Vice President and Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass as Second Vice President. Amador County Supervisor Richard Forster, CSAC’s 2016 President, will serve as Immediate Past President.

“CSAC is incredibly fortunate to have a talented cadre of local leaders who are willing to step up and serve on our officer team,” said CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate. “Their history of effective public service and their experience, vision, and credibility will help us make sure that California county priorities remain important to state and federal policymakers. I am looking forward to working with them in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. on a variety of issues that impact California’s 58 counties and the people we serve.”
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Legislature Convenes with 31 Newly Elected Members
Sacramento is once again bustling with activity after athree-monthh recess of the Legislature. The 2017-2018 legislative session brings in 31 new members — nine in the Senate and 22 in the Assembly — who officially assumed office Monday, December 5 upon being sworn into their respective houses. There are several new faces; however, many should look familiar, having previously served in local government in some capacity either as county supervisors, city council members or staff.
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Federal Budget and Water Bill Update
Congress Close to Finalizing Short-Term Budget; California Water Debate Takes Center Stage
Faced with a December 9 deadline to pass a new budget bill, Republican leaders in the House and Senate were scrambling this week to cobble together a short-term spending measure designed to keep the federal government operating at current levels through next spring.​
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CSAC Policy Committee Meeting Recaps
CSAC’s Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, Riverside County was, by all accounts, a great success. Along with three great speakers, workshops on some of the most pressing issues facing the California counties, and the election of a new slate of officers, we also conducted meetings of all five of our policy committees. Please see recaps from each of them at the links below. And remember that any sitting supervisor is welcome to participate in our policy committees. Just get in touch with the CSAC staff members listed with each recap!

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources ​
Administration of Justice
Government Finance and Administration  Health and Human Services
Housing, Land Use and Transportation
New Session Kicks Off with Transportation Funding Bills
2016’s First Extraordinary Session on Transportation and Infrastructure Development ended last week without a vote on a comprehensive transportation funding and reform plan. The Governor, Assembly Speaker, and Senate President pro Tempore, however, committed to taking up the issue early in 2017, and the first bills introduced in each house this week were transportation proposals from Assembly Member Jim Frazier and Senator Jim Beall.
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Cannabis Briefing in the State Capitol
As Legislators came back to town this week, work in the Capitol geared up with a staff briefing on Proposition 64: Adult Use of Marijuana Act. CSAC, along with the League of California Cities, the California Police Chiefs and representatives from the Cannabis Industry presented as part of a panel discussion on the implementation of Proposition 64 and what lies ahead.​
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State Treasurer Forms Cannabis Banking Working Group
State Treasurer John Chiang announced a new Cannabis Banking Working Group to develop solutions on how to implement Proposition 64 (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) and address the conflict between state and federal law. This includes the cannabis industry’s ability to effectively participate in the state and nation’s banking system for what is traditionally a cash-heavy industry.​
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Administration of Justice News Briefs
NACo Webinar: Opioid Epidemic Task Force Report Discussion

BSCC Holds Bidder’s Conference for Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Project
 
BSCC Schedules Upcoming Proposition 47 Bidders’ Conferences
 
Health and Human Services News Briefs

Medi-Cal Inmate Program Website Up and Running!

Future of First 5 Funding Webinar Video Now Available 

Upcoming Webinar – Behavioral Health Dashboards: A Community Perspective
 
Recognizing Service to Counties
One of the things CSAC does every year is pause for a few moments to honor the people and organizations that make a difference for California counties. This year was no exception as we honored a veritable who’s who list of individuals who have supported counties in various ways over the years.
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CSAC Institute Releases 2017 Winter/Spring Course Schedule

More than 6,000 county elected officials and staff have taken courses conducted by the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government. Have you? Now’s your chance. The Institute is offering more than 40 courses in its Winter/Spring Schedule. Courses will be held in Sacramento, Riverside, Contra Costa and Merced Counties.

Learn more in the Course Guide and ScheduleTo register for any course, click here.
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CSAC Finance Corporation, Medcor Webinar:
On-Site Health & Wellness Clinics
The CSAC Finance Corporation and Medcor invite you to learn more about how Kings and Sutter counties have both achieved a positive return on investments by having a Medcor On-Site Health and Wellness Clinic. Medcor offers counties on-site clinics for both primary care and occupational health services. The Webinar will be presented on December 14 at 11:00 a.m.​
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From Our Blog:
ILG Resources to Understand Municipal Finance
One of an elected official’s most important responsibilities is oversight of agency finances. In an effort to assist local officials with this important duty, The Institute for Local Government (ILG) recently updated the resource “Understanding the Basics of County and City Revenues.” CSAC is one of ILG’s parent organizations.
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Job Openings
Click here to see the latest county and local government job postings.
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