Friday, November 5, 2010 The CSAC Bulletin
Around Our Counties
Around CSAC

As an informational item, The CSAC Bulletin will not be published on Friday, November 12 due to the Veterans' Holiday or Friday, November 19 due to our 2010 Annual Conference.  Instead, we will publish The CSAC Bulletin on Wednesday, November 10 and Tuesday, November 23 prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for your patience! 

Around Our Counties

FORMER CSAC PRESIDENT CONNIE CONWAY NAMED ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADER

Former CSAC President Connie Conway has been voted as the new Assembly Republican Leader - great news for California Counties.

Conway has continually been an advocate of funding for vital county services since she was sworn into the Assembly following her service as county supervisor for Tulare County. She will now lead the Republicans in the Assembly. For California counties, this couldn’t come at a better time. And for California counties, we couldn’t think of a better person for the position.

Congratulations to Assembly Member Conway. This is testament to her skills as a leader. We know she will do well.

LOOKING FOR A COUNTY-SPECIFIC POST-ELECTION ROUNDUP?

CSAC has made it easy for you to find the results of specific November 2010 county supervisorial elections.  We've posted the unofficial results on our website.  Please check back in the coming days as results are certified and made official.

SAN BENITO COUNTY APPOINTS CAO

Following the retirement of former San Benito County Administrative Officer Susan Thompson last month, the county has named Rich Inman as their new CAO.  Inman has served as interim CAO since Thompson's departure and has worked for the county since 2006, serving as director of internal services and most recently, assistant CAO.

Prior to his service in San Benito County, Inman was the CAO in Mariposa County for three years and Imperial County for 14 years. Before entering county government, Inman was an associate professor teaching public administration at San Diego State University for 20 years. Inman graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master's degree in public administration.
 
Around Our State

SENATE COMMITTEE RELEASES REVISED REPORT ON SPECIAL DISTRICTS

The Senate Local Government Committee has released a new fourth edition of “What’s So Special About Special Districts? A Citizen’s Guide to Special Districts in California.” This revised version contains fresh material on the number of districts, more local examples, and better coverage of recent controversies.  It also introduces and explains the special district form of government. It’s a helpful primer for voters, reporters, and public officials.

Order copies of "What’s So Special About Special Districts?" directly from:

Senate Publications & Flags
1020 N Street, Room B-53
Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 651-1538

Single copies are $4.08, which includes shipping and sales tax. Discounts are available for multiple copies. Make checks payable to Senate Rules Committee. Credit cards not accepted. Request report number 583-S.