On Tuesday, November 6, California voters elected Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom as the next Governor of California. CASH looks forward to working with the new Administration who we hope will be more supportive of school facilities than Governor Brown. As far as the Legislature, the 2017-2018 Legislative Session adjourned for final recess on August 31, and the new two-year Session will begin officially on December 3 with the swearing in of newly elected members of the Legislature.
Today the Legislature held their last floor session before breaking for a one-month summer recess. This was the best opportunity for the Legislature to pass a bill to address the issues created by AB 195 (Obernolte) in time to protect all bonds on the November 2018 ballot. Unfortunately, neither the Senate nor Assembly took action today on a bill to give that protection. The Legislature is still exploring possible options for early August action that could help some of the November bonds.
Budget trailer bill SB 863 would provide a two-year suspension to AB 195’s provisions for local bonds, allowing time to pursue a permanent policy resolution through the regular legislative process next year. The Legislature was awaiting assurance from the Governor that he would sign SB 863 before putting the bill up for a vote. As of this morning, legislative leadership had not received that confirmation and therefore did not feel comfortable sending the bill to the Governor.
The CASH Facility Planners Meeting Update for July 2018 is now available and includes information regarding:
- State Allocation Board Defers Action on Proposal to Cease Accepting Applications
- Governor Signs Budget – Bond Sale Amount and Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program
- Legislative Update
- CASH Technical Trainings on Eligibility and Funding OPSC Forms
- Upcoming Networking Mixers
Click here to view the update.
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The CASH Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations to fill one (1) public sector seat on the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC).
The LAC is advisory in nature. Its purpose is to provide the Board of Directors (Board) with an annual draft legislative platform and recommendations on action/positions to be taken by the organization on existing or pending legislation. The Board Policy for the LAC states that the Nominating Committee shall solicit names from the general membership and present a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors for approval. Self-nominations are encouraged.
All LAC appointments are for two (2) year terms. Terms are from September 1 through August 31. Each member may serve a maximum of two (2) two-year terms, for a total of four (4) years of service.
Nominees must possess the following qualifications:
- Active member in good standing;
- Involved in school facility planning and/or management; and
- Attend CASH meetings, conferences and workshops on a regular basis.
Why you should apply/nominate:
- To assist CASH in pursuing legislative goals and regulatory objectives;
- To be “in the know” about the latest issues and share them with your organization;
- To develop a personal network of new colleagues and become familiar with different state agencies and legislative leaders; and
- To participate in CASH.
Letters of nomination should include the following:
- Name, title, address, email, phone number and photo of the nominee (in jpeg format);
- Experience and background in school facility planning and/or management;
- Current involvement in CASH; and
- Reasons this individual is a good candidate and would make a good committee member.
CASH makes every effort to balance the members of the LAC among geographic locations, private and public sectors, and other related factors.
Please email letters of nomination to Greg Golik, email@example.com, or mail to the CASH office, at:
CASH Nominating Committee
Attention: Greg Golik, Operations Director
1303 J Street, Suite 520
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Greg Golik at (916) 448-8577.
Submittal Deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018
The CASH 39th Annual Conference on School Facilities was held February 26-28 at the Sacramento Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Sacramento.
We received a lot of positive feedback from our attendees, including:
“The Conference keeps us updated with the latest changes affecting our school districts.” –William Aguirre, Coachella Valley USD
“First-time attendee, what a great conference! The information I obtained was invaluable and the people I met help create a great network.” –Sergio San Martin, Riverside USD
“The conference workshops were well thought out and innovative. Most of them were interactive.” –Sara Slater, Long Beach USD