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Reforming California's Initiative Process
Date: October 24, 2013
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (registration 11:30 a.m.)
Location: Sheraton Grand Sacramento
1230 J Street, Magnolia room
Sacramento, CA
The popularity of California’s initiative process has endured for over a century. But according to a new PPIC report, state residents also believe improvements are needed. A panel of leaders—representing the three branches of state government—will discuss how the process is working and how to respond to the public’s desire for reform.

This project is supported with funding from The California Endowment and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.


12:00 p.m. Welcome
Donna Lucas, president and CEO, Lucas Public Affairs

12:05 p.m. Presentation
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
Moderator: Patt Morrison, columnist, Los Angeles Times and special correspondent, Southern California Public Radio

Willie Brown, former speaker, California State Assembly

Gray Davis, former governor, State of California

Ronald George, retired chief justice, State of California

1:15 p.m. Adjourn