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"Is The Electorate Ready for Reform?" will be addressed by Kimberly Nalder

Saving California Communities to Host Kimberly Nalder -- Monday, January 11 at 7 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The public is welcome to this free event.

Dr. Kimberly Nalder, professor of government at California State University - Sacramento, participated in designing a recent Field Poll that asked Californians about proposed reforms to state government and various constitutional convention scenarios.  The findings, she says, "reveal a virtually impossible-to-please electorate."


"We have irreconcilable desires.  Voters want a high level of services - prestigious universities and a flawless freeway system. We expect environmental protection and top-flight firefighting. But we don't want to pay for it. Instead, we want tax cuts and leaner state budgets. It's impossible to have both."


Join Dr. Nadler and the Davis–based government reform group, Saving California Communities, on Monday, January 11th at 7 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street for "Is the Electorate Ready for Reform?" Admission is free, and all members of the public are welcome to attend.


Dr. Nalder will interpret the Field Poll results and the implications for state government reform efforts.  This discussion will build upon Dr. Nalder’s presentation at "Getting to Reform: Avenues to Constitutional Change in California" and her subsequent San Francisco Chronicle op-ed.


Davis community members have joined forces as Saving California Communities (SCC) to advocate for permanent structural budget reform at the state level.  This group brings together county, city and school elected representatives, and a wide range of Davis community members.  For more information, please visit or telephone 304-6360.

This site provided with the assistance of the Davis Community Network.