This week, representatives from Yuba and Tuolumne County joined RCRC’s Chief Financial Officer for two special meetings with CalPERS Executive Team and Board members.  The sessions were held in conjunction with the annual CalPERS Educational Forum in Indian Wells. 

Debi Bautista, Tuolumne County Auditor / Controller and Jill Abel, Yuba County Human Resource Director, were provided the unique opportunity to dialog openly and discuss key issues such as funding of the system, healthcare and policy decision points.  Debi Bautista stated, “This was a great meeting with the CalPERS executive staff and board to discuss current issues.  Communication is the first step in solving differences.” Jill Abel added, “I believe we made some positive strides toward creating a level of understanding between the Counties and CalPERS this week in regards to the complex issues counties are facing.  I am grateful for the opportunity to interact with the executive staff so directly.”

This is the second year that Lisa McCargar, RCRC’s CFO, has joined RCRC member counties in this setting.  “CalPERS willingness to provide our member counties access to CalPERS leaders, including Marcie Frost, CalPERS CEO and Priya Mathur, CalPERS Board President, has opened the door to continued dialog with our members,” stated  Ms. McCargar.