Reporting: Leadership Council Archives

Governor could improve voters’ trust in government

Gov. Jerry Brown says he has 600 bills on his desk, but many he will not sign because "there's not 600 problems that we need those solutions for." We suggest he locate and sign two bills, SB14 and SB15, that help solve two of his biggest problems: the annual budget mess and the lack of public trust in Sacramento's leadership, which voters say are closely linked. Read More

Categories: Accountability, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts

California’s Future center stage at UCLA Plato Society event

The state of our state and how to find a better future for the tens of millions of people who call California home was the subject of a special meeting in Los Angeles over the weekend...  Read More

Categories: , Bob Hertzberg, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Bob Hertzberg, Leadership Council

Community TV of Santa Cruz: Speak up for California

Much of California's government is broken. We elect good folks to work to improve education, the environment, the economy, and other important issues. But, little if anything seems to get... Read More

Categories: , Fred Keeley, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA, Fred Keeley, Leadership Council, Speak Up CA

California Forward survey finds voter hope amid gloom

This week California Forward released the results from the first in a series of "California Viewpoints" surveys on Californian's attitudes toward state government, reform, and how... Read More

Categories: , Accountability, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Leadership Council

CA Fwd rekindles hope at Fresno community event

It’s been a long time since I have felt proud to be an American, grateful yes, but proud, no. Wednesday in Fresno, at the special event - Can California Be Fixed?... Read More

Categories: , Civic Engagement, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA, Civic Engagement, Leadership Council, Speak Up CA

CA Fwd named top CA influencer

California Forward has been named a top "California Influencer" by Campaigns & Elections magazine for its work to repair a broken state government... Read More

Categories: , Arnold Schwarzenegger, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, Speak Up CA, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Civic Engagement, Governance Reform, Jerry Brown, Leadership Council, Speak Up CA

Five changes Californians must approve for reforms

As California begins another year with a huge budget deficit, let me make some predictions. Before the confetti from the New Year's party hits the floor, the Legislature will slide into its time-honored gridlock... Read More

Categories: , Budget Reform, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Selected Blog Posts, State Budget, Budget Reform, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, State Budget

CA Fwd welcomes new partner in effort to fix state government

California Forward has worked diligently to advance political and fiscal reforms that will bolster democracy and improve the performance of government in our great but struggling state.  Read More

Categories: , Bob Hertzberg, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Tax Reform, Bob Hertzberg, Budget Reform, Fiscal Reform Plan, Governance Reform, Leadership Council, Tax Reform