Local governments – counties, cities, and "special districts" such as school districts – provide many of the services that we use on a daily basis, from schools and police protection to the water in our faucets and the collection of our trash. Californians expect local governments to produce high-quality services, as cost-effectively as possible. Read More
What’s Next CA: A critical conversation on the future of our state
On June 24, hundreds of Californians from all over the state will converge on Torrance, CA for a three-day in-depth discussion on the best ways to get our state back on track and ensure a stronger future.
More than 300 citizens chosen by scientific random sample will take part in the deliberative poll - the first of its kind in California. They will talk about the initiative process, state-local reform, taxation and fiscal policy, and representation.
California Forward Deputy Director Zabrae Valentine tells us why this is so important and how you can be part of the discussion and help move California forward.