Ken Carlson Blog
Posted by Ken Carlson on December 7, 2013
Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa was elected first vice president of the California State Association of Counties, a group that has a significant influence on public policy in California.
Chiesa, who is chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, was installed with other officers at the associations annual meeting in San Jose two weeks ago. He has served on the groups executive committee in the past year.
The local official will work on policy matters affecting county government agencies across the state. The association serves as the voice for the 58 counties in California. It strives to play a role in guiding public policy concerning law enforcement, health care, water, land use and the environment.
Posted by Ken Carlson on November 30, 2013
Stanislaus County supervisors could approve new contracts for law enforcement with Hughson and Waterford. County leaders also hammered standardized agreements for sheriff’s service with two other cities.
Posted by Ken Carlson on November 22, 2013
Stanislaus County’s building division could investigate the abandoned home site in Modesto’s airport neighborhood where fires have occurred at least four times in the past two months.
Posted by Ken Carlson on November 15, 2013
Amid the turmoil over individual-market health plans, the Covered California health exchange will upgrade its website late next week, bringing self-service enrollment online to small businesses.
Posted by Ken Carlson on November 6, 2013
Meetings with state officials give hope to pediatric dental surgery centers that they could be exempted from devastating 10-percent Medi-Cal cuts. It appears Modesto Councilwoman Stephanie Burnside was caught by surprise by hard-working underdog Jenny Kenoyer in the District 5 race.
Posted by Ken Carlson on November 2, 2013
A new executive director took over Thursday at the 96-unit Sundial Palms Manor in Modesto, raising hopes that new management can turn things around. The owners’ attorney says a sale is being discussed with potential buyers.
Posted by KEN CARLSON on November 1, 2013
The troubled Sundial Palms care facility for seniors has an interim director who will try to turn things around. The owners are in negotiations with people interested in buying the McHenry Avenue facility, attorney says