California Counties’ Voice is Being Heard in the Capitol
Each year, Capitol Weekly, a well-read publication that covers California state government and politics, unveils a list of the top 100 most influential non-elected political leaders. I was pleased to learn that I am ranked No.45 in the 2013 list released last night. But making this list isn’t about me; it’s a result of the influential and successful work undertaken by our Association, as well as a reflection of the critical and complex issues we have dealt with the past few years.
First it was public safety realignment (an issue in which we are still deeply immersed); then it was the Affordable Care Act; and most recently, we are faced with a threat to silence the voice of local government through the gut-and-amend bill SB 594.