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Supervisor Carson's Summer Newsletter: Education and Public Safety, Measure A, Workforce Development and Pension Reform

Read Supervisor Carson's summer newsletter for information about education and public safety funding, Measure A (1/2 cent sales tax for health care services), workforce development and pension issues.

Click the links to view the Summer 2012 Newsletter issue from Supervisor Keith Carson’s Office:

ISSUE PREVIEW

EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY - California voters, despite the stereotype that we despise tax hikes, sometimes vote to approve tax increases, especially if the money will pay for education or public safety.  Click here to read more 

MEASURE A MAINTAINS ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES - Measure A, the Essential Health Care Services Initiative, was passed by 71% of Alameda County voters in March 2004. It authorized Alameda County to raise its sales tax by one-half cent in order to provide additional financial support for emergency medical, hospital inpatient, outpatient, public health, mental health, and substance abuse services. Click here to read more 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN ALAMEDA COUNTY - Given the recent downturn in the economy, the need to fill skill gaps and put Americans back to work has become even more critical to the well-being of local communities. Many workers lack the skills necessary to acquire and retain jobs with wages that allow them to be self-sufficient and advance economically. Click here to read more 

ASIAN COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE (ACC) UPDATE - In response to the economic challenges that Alameda County residents and communities face, the Asian Community Collaborative (ACC) has been providing a series of mini-workshop on fund development. Click here to read more 

PENSION REFORM: THE STORY BEHIND THE NUMBERS - In recent months, numerous U.S. states, cities and municipalities have enacted varying degrees of pension reform against a backdrop of ballooning budget deficits and increased public scrutiny of employee salaries and benefits. Click here to read more 

Additional Items of Interest

New Grading System for Alameda County Food Facilities

Solano Stroll: September 9, 2012

Save the Date: 7th Annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair, Saturday, September 29, 2012

Appreciation of our Interns 

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