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Transitions for State Officials, Governor’s Staff

Since the last edition of Alert, announcements from the Governor’s office have revealed changes to come in the lineup of statewide officials and the...

Governor Names New Business Adviser

Governor Gavin Newsom has named longtime political strategist Dee Dee Myers as his senior adviser and director of the Governor’s Office of Business and...

Census Deadline Approaches; Count Affects State Clout, Federal Funding

The unremitting pandemic and economic crises of 2020 have overshadowed what would normally have been a dominant event of community action: the decennial census....

Governor Newsom’s Top Business Adviser Steps Down

Lenny Mendonca, director of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and chairman of the High-Speed Rail Authority, has stepped down from his role as one of the Governor’s key advisers, the Governor’s office announced on April 10. Mendonca departed in order to focus more on his family and personal businesses, according to the statement.