The Governor’s New State Military Council…Keeping our State & Nation out of Harm’s Way

Billie Greer
Public Policy Advisor, She served as a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s senior staff.

“Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone’s commitment and intelligence.”  Margaret J. Wheatley Kudos to Governor Brown for doing just that.  The Governor recently convened a new Military Council charged with helping preserve and strengthen California’s defense complex which plays a central […]

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Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Congress and California

Billie Greer
Public Policy Advisor, She served as a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s senior staff.

Butch Cassidy : Alright. I’ll jump first. Sundance Kid : No. Butch Cassidy : Then you jump first. Sundance Kid No, I said. Butch Cassidy : What’s the matter with you? Sundance Kid : I can’t swim. Butch Cassidy: Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you. So went the dialogue as Paul Newman […]

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Beware – A Water Supply Disaster

Billie Greer
Public Policy Advisor, She served as a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s senior staff.

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you’ve made, and there’s this panic because you don’t know yet the scale of disaster you’ve left yourself open to.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go Even the most skilled […]

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Evidence is In: Tax Credits Work for CA Film Biz

Billie Greer
Public Policy Advisor, She served as a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s senior staff.

How many more studies do we need before decision-makers decide to take additional bold steps to ensure that California remains the film capital of the world? How many times does a message have to be sent before it resonates and rivets action? Several studies which focus on runaway film and television production and California’s response […]

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Putting Water Wars at Rest…and All Californians Win!

Billie Greer
Public Policy Advisor, She served as a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s senior staff.

Many of us remember the renowned film Chinatown, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, which was based in part on real events that fostered water wars when William Mulholland acted on behalf of Los Angeles interests to secure water rights in Northern California.   The main character in the film is L.A. Detective Jake Gittes who […]

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