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Vacaville City Council set to consider final offer - TheReporter.com

Vacaville City Council set to consider final offer - TheReporter.com

Vacaville City Council set to consider final offer
TheReporter.com
The thin blue line will likely cut a wide swath at Tuesday's meeting of the Vacaville City Council, when members are set to ponder imposing the city's "last, best, final offer" -- regarding contract negotiations -- on ...

Solano County leaders not happy with budget cuts

Solano County leaders not happy with budget cuts

Solano County leaders not happy with budget's cuts
TheReporter.com
In Vacaville, news of the state's budget ax falling on redevelopment funding hit hard. "I'm disappointed but not surprised," said City Manager Laura Kuhn on Thursday, just two days after the Vacaville City Council passed the city's provisional budget. ...

Peter Galison to deliver Sheffrin Lecture at UC Davis

Peter Galison to deliver Sheffrin Lecture at UC Davis

DAVIS  - Peter Galison, the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, will deliver the 2011 Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy at 5 p.m. in the UC Davis Buehler Alumni and Visitor's Center, AGR Hall.

Tracing the political history of secrecy from the Espionage Act to Wikileaks, Galison analyzes the governing principles of what information had to be hidden. What dangers did each period identify among things that should be secret? What were the properties and assumed power of these secrets? What kind of thing could, in the end, properly be declared secret? The lecture is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Center for Science and Innovation Studies and funded by a gift from Steven M. and Anjali Y. Sheffrin.

Galison was director, with Rob Moss, of "Secrecy" (2008) -- a film about government secrecy.

UC prepares for deep budget cuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The University of California's Board of Regents is meeting in San Francisco to develop plans to cope with another massive loss of state funding.

Gov. Brown has already signed legislation reducing support for the 10-campus system by $500 million to roughly $2.5 billion for the coming fiscal year.

When Brown issued his revised budget proposal Monday, he warned that UC could lose another $500 million if the state does not extend several temporary tax increases.

So far the governor doesn't have enough Republican support for the tax extensions. UC President Mark Yudof says a budget cut of that magnitude would likely force the university to raise tuition again.

At Wednesday's board meeting, UC administrators plan to lay out strategies to deal with the loss of state support.

UC Davis to begin Middle East lecture series May 11

UC Davis to begin Middle East lecture series May 11

DAVIS - On Wednesday, May 11, the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program will launch its Faris Saeed Lecture Series in Arab Studies with both UC Davis and guest scholars serving as panel speakers.

The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.

Looking for cuts in wrong places

Looking for cuts in wrong places
TheReporter.com
I attended the April 12 Vacaville City Council meeting and watched the city manager and council play its rubber-stamp charade of approving Fire Department expenditures at a cost of more than $100,000 a year, knowing that you were about to vote on my ...

Yolo County 'Local Government Workshop" planned for April 26

Yolo County 'Local Government Workshop" planned for April 26

WOODLAND - Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Matt Rexroad and his Chief of Staff Dotty Pritchard will host a Local Government Workshop on April 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors chambers located at 625 Court Street in Woodland.

The workshop will include a "behind the scenes" look at county government and a short walking tour of the county administration building.

"Yolo County recently completed another successful Resident’s Academy (Yolo 101) series," said Rexroad. "For those that participated and want just a little more, or for those that missed this series, this Local Government Workshop will allow you to visit county departments and learn how county government works for you."

There is no charge to attend the workshop. For more information or to sign-up for the workshop, contact Gary Engel at (530) 666-8044 or gary.engel@yolocounty.org.