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
Why the Deliberative Poll Matters
In less than a week, Californians from across the state will meet in Torrance for a deliberative poll on important issues facing the Golden State. When asked why the deliberative poll matters, Asian America Action Fund Executive Director Gautam Dutta explained that, "for the first time in a long time, we are actually asking everyday Californians for their commonsense advice on how to fix the state's problems."
In the video below, Mr. Dutta urges participants to "speak up" so that experts and elected officials are able to hear "from the people who are affected most by budget cuts."