President's Message Archive
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.
We have made significant progress during a year filled with obstacles and difficulties.
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.
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.