A Napa Think-In

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Board of Supervisors

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A Napa Think-In

On Jan. 23, 2010, more than 65 locally elected Napa County and municipal leaders, school superintendents, city managers, finance managers and concerned citizens gathered at the Yountville Community Center to discuss ways to reform California’s broken governance system. The group addressed the proliferation of unfunded state mandates and examined ways to realign the dysfunctional state-local relationship so that greater flexibility is given to local governments to more efficiently and effectively deliver public services.
Think-In participants also discussed methods of infusing fiscal responsibility into the state budget process by modernizing the system, such as instituting performance measurements and other tools that reflect the best practices in state financial management; and ensuring that funds must be identified before new programs are approved or existing programs are expanded.

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Watch the Napa Think-In on video!

To view the sections of the Summit, click on the section titles below.

Welcome, Introductions
View Part 1 - 08:10 min
Diane Dillon, Chair, Napa County Board of Supervisors


Background on July 2009 Local Government Summit
View Part 2 - 17:52 min
Chris McKenzie, Executive Director, League of California Cities


How We Got Here/Why We’re Here
View Part 3 - 31:36 min
Fred Silva, Senior Policy Consultant, California Forward


Panel Discussion of Possible Solutions
View Part 4 - 04:04 min
Diane Dillon, Chair, Napa County Board of Supervisors
David Pollock, Senior Director of Program Development, California School Board Association
 
View Part 5 - 27:29 min
Matt Regan, Director of Government Relations, Bay Area Council
 
View Part 6 - 15:10 min
Fred Silva, Senior Policy Consultant, California Forward
 
View Part 7 - 12:43 min
Chris McKenzie, Executive Director, League of California Cities
 
View Part 8 - 20:04 min
Panel Questions & Answers


Joint Principles and Q & A
View Part 9 - 18:17 min
Diane Dillon, Chair, Napa County Board of Supervisors
Paul McIntosh, Executive Director, California State Association of Counties


Where do we go from here?
View Part 10 - 08:56 min
Paul McIntosh, Executive Director, California State Association of Counties
 
View Part 11 - 10:11 min
Amy O’Gorman, Director of Regional Public Affairs, League of California Cities
 
View Part 12 - 12:18 min
David Pollock, Senior Director of Program Development, California School Board Association


Next Steps for Napa County, Cities and Schools, & Closing Remarks
View Part 13 - 10:36 min
Nancy Watt, Executive Officer, County of Napa
Jim McCann, City Manager of Calistoga
John Glaser, Superintendent, Napa Valley Unified School District

Presenters Table
Presenters
Diane DillonDiane Dillon
Chair
Napa County Board of Supervisors
Chris McKenzieChris McKenzie
Executive Director
League of California Cities
Fred SilvaFred Silva
Senior Policy Consultant
California Forward
David PollockDavid Pollock
Senior Director of Program Development
California School Board Association
Matt ReganMatt Regan
Director of Government Relations
Bay Area Council
Paul McIntoshPaul McIntosh
Executive Director
California State Association of Counties
no photoAmy O’Gorman
Director of Regional Public Affairs
League of California Cities
Nancy WattNancy Watt
Executive Officer
County of Napa
McCann, JimJim McCann
City Manager of Calistoga
John GlaserJohn Glaser
Superintendent
Napa Valley Unified School District