members engage with governor, legislative leaders at sacramento day
The Bay Area Council’s Sacramento office wrapped up a very busy week today (May 3), coming off Monday’s annual Sacramento Day and a host of key legislative hearings. Over 40 Bay Area Council members turned out for an informative and productive series of meetings in the capitol that delved into many of our focus policy priorities. Member delegates enjoyed a candid and wide-ranging discussion with Governor Jerry Brown. We also met with Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, state Controller John Chiang, California High Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales and a number of top legislative leaders. We capped off the day with a reception and dinner with 13 of the Bay Area Caucus legislators, where we honored Senator Mark DeSaulnier with the Bay Area Council’s first Regionalist of the Year award. Thank you to the Bay Area Council members, speakers and guests who participated and to our generous sponsors, T.Y. Lin and Visa, for making it our most successful Sacramento Day yet!