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"Saving California Communities to host Sunne Wright McPeak and Jim Mayer of CA Forward"

Government accountability & results the focus of this critical discussion for January 10, 2012. (With photos and link to Enterprise article.)

Also see Enterprise article reporting on the event.


Sunne Wright McPeak 

Sunne Wright McPeak


Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada


Delaine Eastin

Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and other panelists (from left) Susan Lovenburg, Don Saylor, Sunne Wright McPeak, and Jim Mayer.


Californians want more accountability and transparency from government, and they deserve a government that works – providing essential education, health, public safety and other services that are efficient and effective. Right now, voters don’t trust Sacramento to deliver on those issues, and they have lost confidence that their voices are being heard in a meaningful way.

California Forward’s Government Performance and Accountability Act will restore trust and confidence in state government and fix the way our state works. This model initiative seeks a constitutional amendment to stabilize the state budget; make local governments more accountable; and encourage local governments and agencies to work together, make the best use of available resources, and provide quality services.

On January 10th, Saving California Communities will host California Forward Action Fund Chair Sunne Wright McPeak and California Forward Executive Director Jim Mayer in a discussion of the proposed initiative. What constitutional changes are proposed?  How will these changes support healthy communities?  What difference will they make for the people of California?

This event is FREE and open to the public.  There is no need to register in advance.

WHO:    Saving California Communities 

WHAT:  California Forward’s Sunne Wright McPeak and Jim Mayer discuss

              The Government Performance and Accountability Act

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Hallmark Inn in Davis, 110 F St.

Co-sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce and the Hallmark Inn. This event is FREE and open to the public.



A group of Yolo community members joined forces as Saving California Communities to advocate for permanent structural reform at the state level. This group brings together county, city and school elected representatives, educators, parents, students, health professionals, university and community college representatives, senior citizens, government employees and business owners.


California Forward is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to bring government closer to the people and move the state in the right direction - forward. We believe empowered local communities are best equipped to solve their own problems, and there is a critical link between many of the problems that threaten our future and our state government, which has become ineffective, unresponsive, and unable to fix itself. Local governments in California face several years of tight budgets – with consequences for classrooms and libraries, and services to neglected children, the elderly, and the mentally ill. These public hardships are matched with private ones – and aggravated by a growing concern that the middle-income jobs that disappeared with the recession may not come back with the recovery.

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