Saturday: 'Summit' on government reform efforts


The Web site for the California Secretary of State lists 51 initiatives that have been cleared for circulation and signature-gathering. They include a call for a constitutional convention and another that would prevent the state from appropriating local government revenues.

To examine the potential impacts that such initiatives could have in San Mateo County, Supervisor Rich Gordon has invited officials from the county's cities, towns and school districts to a day-long "summit" on Saturday, Jan. 9, at Canada College in Woodside. The meeting is not open to the public.

Mr. Gordon chairs the City, County Schools Partnership, a joint effort by statewide organizations formed in 1997 to represent the local interests of California's cities, counties and school boards.

This group met in July in Sacramento and agreed on a set of principles, including protecting local government revenues and revisiting term limits in the Legislature, Mr. Gordon said in an interview.

The day's events will include presentations on selected ballot initiatives and on the work of a committee, composed of members of the state Assembly and Senate, looking at ways of "improving state government."


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Global Warming Diet
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,376 views

Couples: "Taming Your Gremlin" by Richard Carson
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,284 views

Preparing for kindergarten
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 728 views

Let's Talk Internships
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 377 views


Race is tomorrow!

On Friday, September 21, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run, or—for the first time—half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More