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Policy Brief: Highlights from Governor's Budget

Publication date: 
01/31/2017

Memorandum prepared for the SCG Public Policy Committee by Seyron Foo, Director, Public Policy and Government Relations:

On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget for 2017-2018 (the state fiscal year runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018). With a dimmer view on the state’s fiscal health, the budget proposes to address a projected $1.6 billion deficit. This deficit is driven by a slower growth in revenues, predominantly in the state’s three primary revenue sources: income, sales, and corporate taxes.

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Resources from 2016 Public Policy Conference

Publication date: 
04/11/2016

SCG's 2016 Public Policy Conference on Public-Philanthropic Partnerships: Strategies to Kickstart Policy, Align Resources, and Scale Change ( April 4, 2016). Funders learned how philanthropy can leverage and spur public investments, identify opportunities for policy change, and better coordinate how philanthropy and government work together to address complex community challenges. The conference will also address how philanthropy can leverage the upcoming election to encourage greater public participation and attract more statewide funding to our region.

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A Portrait of California 2014-2015 (California Human Development Report)

Publication date: 
12/01/2014

A Portrait of California 2014–2015, the latest edition of the benchmark California report that brings together original data and innovative analysis using the American Human Development Index, a simple ten-point scale that measures well-being in California's 265 Census Bureau-defined neighborhoods and breaks down the numbers by county, major city, and racial and ethnic group. 

The report brings new light to such pressing themes as income inequality and captures the noneconomic inequalities that traditional analysis overlooks:

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A Time for Action: LA 2020 Commission Recommendations

Publication date: 
04/01/2014

Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.” The group of prominent business, labor and civic leaders called on elected officials to enact a wide-ranging series of policy initiatives—increasing the minimum wage, combining giant twin harbors into a single port, altering oversight of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and bolstering efforts to promote tourism.

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Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles: Submissions, Trends, and Impact from the My LA2050 Grants Challenge

Publication date: 
03/01/2014

As part of the LA2050 initiative, the Goldhirsh Foundation launched the My LA2050 Grants Challenge for organizations to apply for $1,000,000 total in ten $100,000 awards.

During the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, 279 organizations submitted proposals that demonstrated passion and imagination to build a future where all Angelenos flourish.

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A Place for Health: Land Use Strategies to Create Vibrant Los Angeles Communities

On October 8, 2013, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation convened Los Angeles area foundations and informants involved in land use to explore roles for funders in supporting healthy land use.

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