Our two key measures, AB 2678 (Gray) and AB 2226 (Bigelow) were inadvertently caught up in the fight over the elimination of the ag overtime laws.While we do not engage in outside issues, our supporters are generally from rural districts and, in this case, were on the losing side of a very emotional issue. The term 'collateral damage' fits well here.
While our advocacy team conducts its own debrief, our next step is to listen to you, our CFA Members. On Tuesday, November 1, the day before the official opening of the CFA Fall Conference (Nov 2-3), we will conduct an Open Forum at Cal Expo, followed by the CFSA BBQ. This year's Open Forum will be an all fairs, executive staff-only forum starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Grandstand. We will invite the Chair/President of our partner agencies, CARF, CFSA, and CCA as well.
The agenda and registration information for the Fall Conference will be sent to all California Fairs next week. Please make every effort to attend.
Thank you all for your participation throughout the process this year.
It has been an honor to serve as the CFA Chair for the past two years and I am certain that our network has set the foundation of fairground importance in our communities, our counties and our state. The 2017-2018 legislative session will once again bring with it the need for dollars to complete deferred maintenance on real state properties that serve constituents across California.
See you at managers conference,