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President's Message Archive

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Social Contract Is the Cornerstone of Effective State-Local Relations

Social Contract Is the Cornerstone of Effective State-Local Relations

Maintaining our social contract with state legislators is easier when we first make an effort to understand their perspective and work style, rather than just expecting them to vote a certain way.

February 2012
Moving Toward “We”

Moving Toward “We”

December 2011
Maintaining Our Momentum

Maintaining Our Momentum

October 2011
Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

We have made significant progress during a year filled with obstacles and difficulties.

August 2011
Getting the Most Out of Electronic Communication

Getting the Most Out of Electronic Communication

June 2011
Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

After FY 2011-12, the state will realize zero savings from shutting down redevelopment. But it will permanently destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs and wipe out billions of dollars in local economic activity.

April 2011
Setting a Strategic Course For 2011

Setting a Strategic Course For 2011

February 2011
Proactively Building Public Trust in Local Government

Proactively Building Public Trust in Local Government

December 2010
Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the economy but also the vital community services and residents’ safety and quality of life.

October 2010
Cities and Counties: Serving a Shared Constituency and Working to Preserve Our Quality of Life

Cities and Counties: Serving a Shared Constituency and Working to Preserve Our Quality of Life

August 2010