PAST EVENT

Oct 2, 2013

Agenda

Wednesday Oct 02

Time Session
8:30 - 9:15AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 - 9:25AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks


Moderated by:
9:25 - 10:25AM

Unleashing California's Competitive Potential: A Conversation with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom

Keeping up a competitive spirit, Californians have achieved what many deemed "impossible": With a reorganization of state government; billions in spending cuts; and voter-approved tax... more


Moderated by:
Speakers:
10:25 - 10:40AM

Break

10:40 - 11:40AM

The Local Perspective: Untangling Relationships and Building Bridges

The session will provide a critical local perspective on the State's chief concerns. While realignment has increased local governments' responsibilities, local jurisdictions' ability to raise... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
11:40 - 11:50AM

Break

11:50 - 12:30PM

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30PM

Luncheon Plenary Session

Getting California's Financial House in Order The Great Recession has raised an acute awareness of the often unsound fiscal footing on which many governments operate. Getting... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
1:30 - 1:40PM

Break

1:40 - 2:40PM

Concurrent Sessions - Still Golden: A Competitive California

 

Empowering California's Competitive Potential: A New Master Plan

When California passed its Master Plan for Higher Education under Governor Pat Brown in 1960, it reaffirmed its commitment to chart the future of its... more


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Panelists:
 

Competitive Workforce - Strength in Numbers and Diversity

Despite the hard times of recent years, California's economic prospects are fundamentally strong - in large part thanks to the makeup of its labor pool.... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Bill Fulton - Director of Planning, City of San Diego, California
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan - Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development, California Community College, Office of the Chancellor
 

Pioneer Spirit: Unleashing California's Competitive Drive

In Governor Brown's words, "the rest of the country looks to California not for what is conventional, but for what is necessary." California is recognized... more


Moderated by:
  • Bob Graves - Associate Director, Governing Institute

Panelists:
2:40 - 2:50PM

Break

2:50 - 3:50PM

Concurrent Sessions - Crisis and Opportunities: Facing the Threats

 

Water, Infrastructure & Sustainability: Innovative Perspectives on Public Finance and Development

50 years ago California was the nation's leader in infrastructure; today, it has the greatest infrastructure deficit in the country. The state faces a ten-year,... more


Moderated by:
  • Bob Graves - Associate Director, Governing Institute

Panelists:
  • Stephanie Pincetl, Ph.D. - Professor & Director, California Center for Sustainble Communities, UCLA Institute of the Environment
  • Tim Quinn - Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies
 

Curbing Corrections Costs: Realignment and Smarter Justice

Addressing a long-looming crisis of prison overcrowding, California's recent corrections realignment has transferred substantial incarceration responsibility, along with funding, from the state to its 58... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Curtis J. Hill - Acting Executive Officer, Board of State and Community Corrections, State of California
  • Kathy Jett - Consultant, California Forward
  • Wendy Still - Chief Adult Probation Officer, City & County of San Francisco
 

A Balancing Act - Reforming the Tax Structure and Budgeting for Fiscal Volatility

Even though Governor Brown's "surplus miracle" may have eased California's short term budget woes, revenue volatility and mounting debt continue to threaten the state's long-term... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Kathy Foster - Assistant CEO, Alameda County Employees Retirement Association (ACERA)
  • Michael Genest - Capitol Matrix Consulting, former Director of Finance, State of California

Speakers:
  • Joel Fox - Editor, Fox and Hounds Daily.com, President of the Small Business Action Committee
3:50 - 4:00PM

Break

4:00 - 5:00PM

Concurrent Sessions - Changing the Rules of the Game: Managing CA's Strength

 

Better, Faster, Cheaper: Rethinking How Government Works

Nationally, six straight years of revenue declines have put enormous pressure on cities to do more with less and to do it better. Some cities... more


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Panelists:
 

Workforce Management and Leadership Development: A New Generation of Public Sector Leaders

As roughly 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, the "silver tsunami" places real exigency on talent recruitment and succession planning in the government workforce.... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • Dan McAllister - Treasurer-Tax Collector, San Diego County
  • Dave Smith - former County Manager, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Rick Cole - Deputy Mayor for Budget & Innovation, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
 

Experiments in Democracy: Government 3.0 and Reimagining Governance for the 21st Century

Many traditional government institutions and models of civic engagement have become outdated. Overly centralized, hierarchical and opaque, governance mechanisms have been caught in time, failing... more


Moderated by:
Panelists:
  • James Keene - City Manager, City of Palo Alto, CA
  • Nigel Jacob - Co-Chair, Office of the New Urban Mechanics, Office of the Mayor, City of Boston
  • Tamara Armstrong - FI$Cal Project Director, State of California
5:00 - 6:00PM

Reception

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