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CSAC Legislative Conference Wraps Up in Sacramento
A record-setting number of more than 350 county supervisors, senior staff and others converged on Sacramento this week for CSAC’s annual Legislative Conference, a two-day mix of inspiration, legislation and perspiration, as county leaders continue the hard work of advancing CSAC’s priorities in the State Capitol. Chief among them this year is the recently announced two-year plan that spares counties from the brunt of the cost-shift for In-home Supportive Services.
“We have been able to largely protect County General Funds from the worst of the potential cost-shifts and minimize the impact to other vital programs and services counties perform on behalf of the state,” CSAC President and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson told the crowd during his opening remarks.
“There was no scenario in which counties would not have to shoulder a larger share of IHSS costs. The team CSAC put together worked hard to minimize our burden — and they did that while maintaining our solid working relationship with Governor Brown.”