La Canada Valley Sun editors Carol Cormaci and Bill Kisliuk met with me at their request to see and understand California’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) data for themselves. They supported this published letter.
Our other local paper, The Outlook, previously published two letters to inform and request our California legislators, Senator Carol Liu and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, to affirm the state’s $600 billion in surplus taxpayer assets and make recommendations in light of a $16 billion budget deficit “forcing” austerity.
Now in the 5th week of receiving CAFR data:
- Portantino’s Chief of Staff promised at least preliminary public response by July 10;
- since I discovered Liu’s consultant passed this issue to a college intern that he’s since claimed has been ill and out of the office, I’ve given him until July 13 to have at least a preliminary statement. Failure to do so will result in my writing our local papers and asking community members to join me in requesting Senator Liu’s official response.