Fourteen California county officials have graduated from the inaugural fellows program of the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government. The Fellows Seminar provides participants the opportunity to explore the intersections of leadership, management and politics in addressing ambiguous and enduring programs in county government.
In response to The Governor’s May Revision, which calls for redistributing hundreds of millions of dollars in health care realignment funding that counties currently use to provide care for medically indigent adults and for essential public health services we all rely on, the California State Association of Counties issued the following statement:
“We appreciate that the Governor’s May Revision Budget recognizes that Medi-Cal expansion on January 1, 2014 is an important goal, and that any redistribution of funds should be based on actual savings generated by the ACA rather than an arbitrary number,” said David Finigan, President of CSAC and Del Norte County Supervisor. “Unfortunately under the formula outlined today, the money will be taken too soon and the ‘true up’ formula will come too late. In the meantime, people depending on local health care safety net services will suffer.”
The members of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) elected a new leadership team at the organization’s Annual Meeting last week in San Jose, Santa Clara County.
Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia will serve as CSAC President; Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa will serve as First Vice President; and Amador County Supervisor Richard Forster will serve as Second Vice President. Del Norte County Supervisor David Finigan assumes the role of Immediate Past President.CSAC Officers serve a one-year term.