If it’s important and has anything to do with Jerry Brown’s administration and major California public policy issues, Diana Dooley was in the middle of it. As chief of staff and executive secretary in the governor’s office, longtime Brown loyalist Dooley played a major role in shaping the administration’s actions on legislation, appointments, staff and pretty much everything else. She’s no stranger to high-level positions: She served as legislative secretary and special assistant to Brown during his first two terms in 1975-83 and moved into the chief of staff slot in March 2018.
Our board members Sharon Alexander and Terry Furey will be joining the students of El Camino College to help celebrate Constitution Day. We will have a booth set up in the quad with interactive games and prizes to get students talking about the Constitution as well as encouraging them to register to vote and to vote at this upcoming election.
As our community begins to rebuild after the most devastating wildfire in California’s history, we face challenges around lack of housing, overcrowding, and creating sustainable, economic development. In order to tackle these challenges, we must ask ourselves:
What are the practical steps that communities need to take to rebuild, but are often overlooked as communities take swift action?
What can we learn from other communities who have experienced trauma and managed to rebuild?
Join us for our League's Opening Meeting. This is our first membership meeting of the new fiscal year 2019-2020. We will be featuring our reorganized Voter Services plans and subcommittees. Hear from Julie Rodewald- our new Voter Services Director and her subcommittee chairs about the ways you can get involved with our events for the coming year. Our keynote speaker is Tommy Gong, San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder. Tommy will update us on the latest in Elections and Voting in our county.
There will be a Santa Maria Style BBQ Buffet Luncheon along with:
Lunch & Learn with the League."Impacts of Climate Change on Sea Levels & Forest Fires: How Our County Will Respond" Guest Speaker: Michael DeLapa, Executive Director of LandWatch Monterey County, will address expected changes to sea levels along the Monterey County coastline and expectations for forest fires throu