Ken Carlson Blog
Posted by County Pulse on December 12, 2013
A public reception will be held Tuesday for Stan Risen, the newly appointed chief executive officer for Stanislaus County.
People can meet the CEO from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Kirk Lindsey Center, 1020 10th St., suite 102, in downtown Modesto.
Last month, Risen took over as chief executive officer for a county with a $1.1 billion budget and almost 4,000 employees. He first was hired by the county as an appraiser in 1987, has overseen county departments and was in charge of all aspects of the annual budget as an assistant executive officer.
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.
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.