Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

The View From Sacramento

February 1, 2013, Public Sector Roundtable

Local government is often at the mercy of legislation that is passed in Sacramento. The dissolution of redevelopment agencies is only one of the major policy changes that have impacted cities and counties. Some of these legislators began their careers in local government -- what happened when they went to the capitol? Joe Simitian, who has served on a school board, city council, board of supervisors, and in the state assembly and senate offered an inside look at the bill-making process at this meeting of the Public Sector Roundtable.

Meeting Summary
Rules for Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls: Three Basics For Public Officials (video)
How the State Legislature Impacts Local Government (video)


Jason Baker, Campbell
Joanne Benjamin, Consultant
Jeannie Bruins, Los Altos
Sue Digre, Pacifica
Jennifer Dirking, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
David Ginsborg, Santa Clara County
Renee Gurza, San Jose
Kirk Hanson, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
John Harpootlian, Los Altos Hills
Marcia Jensen, Los Gatos
Bill Kelly, Santa Clara
Johnny Khamis, San Jose
Phil Khleinheinz, Santa Clara
Mark Linder, Cupertino
Jamie Matthews, Santa Clara
Carol Mayer Marshall, Board, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Russ Melton, Sunnyvale
Raania Mohsen, Santa Clara County Cities Association
Judy Nadler, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Pierluigi Oliverio, San Jose
Teresa O'Neill, Santa Clara
Chuck Page, Saratoga
Joe Pirzynski, Los Gatos
Gail Price, Palo Alto
Miriam Schulman, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Alex Shoor, Santa Clara County
Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County
Rod Sinks, Cupertino
Jennifer Sparacino, Santa Clara
Steve Tate, Morgan Hill
Gary Waldeck, Los Altos Hills

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